THE NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL MEET AT 9:00 AM AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MAIN OFFICE, 2017 PALOMAS, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM  87108 AT 9:00 .  ALL HORSEMEN ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION WILL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 AT ITS OFFICES LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM.  THE MEETING WILL START AT 8:30 AM.  A FINAL AGENDA WILL BE PUBLISHED WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.  PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING.   THE COMMISSION CAN BE REACHED AT 505.222.0709 FOR DIRECTIONS.

ON WORKER’S COMP.

REMEMBER HORSEMEN, IF YOU HAVE 3 EMPLOYEES OR MORE INCLUDING YOURSELF, YOU MUST  HAVE WORKER’S COMP INSURANCE.  IT IS THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.   CONTACT THIS OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.  WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A LIST OF INSURANCE AGENTS TO START APPLICATION PROCESS.   THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE ASAP.   

CALL PAT BINGHAM AT THE HORSEMEN’S OFFICE AT 505.266.7056 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE NOTICES OF CLASS A CLENBUTEROL AND ZILPATEROL VIOLATIONS.   EACH VIOLATION CARRIES A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY INCLUDING SUSPENSION, FINE AND LOSS OF PURSE. ADDITIONALLY, ACCORDING TO NMRC RULE THE HORSE INVOLVED WILL BE PLACED ON THE STEWARD’S LIST OF 60 DAYS AND DURING THIS TIME IT CANNOT RACE OR BE TRANSFERRED.   AT THE END OF THE THE 60 DAYS ON THE STEWARD’S  THE HORSE MUST BE FOLLOW UP TESTED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OWNER OF THE HORSE.   THE TEST ALONE COSTS BETWEEN $800 AND $1000.  IF THE HORSE REMAINS POSITIVE IT WILL REMAIN ON THE STEWARD’S LIST LIST, CANNOT BE RUN OR TRANSFERRED UNTIL IT TESTS NEGATIVE.  PLEASE REVIEW ALL RACING RULES BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO MEDICATE A HORSE WITH ANY SUBSTANCE.   IF CAUGHT YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL  PENALTIES AND COSTS.