New Mexico regulators push for more testing of racehorses
ALBUQUERQUE - New Mexico regulators say they’re expanding efforts to catch cheaters at the state’s horse tracks.
The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Tuesday that enhanced out-of-competition testing is beginning immediately at SunRay Park, where live racing started earlier this month.
The random testing applies to horses being kept at licensed tracks or training centers, those under the care of licensed trainers or owners and any horse whose papers are filed in the racing office or has been nominated to a stakes race.
The penalty for a positive out-of-competition test could include a suspension of up to 120 days. The trainer also may be fined a maximum of $1,500.