THE NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL HOLD ITS SEPTEMBER MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, 9/13/17 AT THE MAIN HORSEMEN OFFICE LOCATED AT 217 PALOMAS, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87108.  THE MEETING STARTS AT 9:00 AM.   ALL HORSEMEN ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.  FOR DIRECTIONS, PLEASE CALL 505.266.7056.   HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.  THE NMHA OFFICE IS LOCATED A SHORT DISTANCE  WEST OF THE NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR'S MAIN GATE. 


THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION WILL HOLD ITS  REGULAR SEPTEMBER MEETING ON 9/14/17 AT ITS OFFICE LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM   87110.   FOR DIRECTIONS CALL  THE COMMISSION OFFICE AT 505.222.0700.   THE MEETING BEGINS AT 8:30 AM. 

AS MOST OF YOU ARE AWARE,  THE NMRC TOOK HAIR SAMPLES FROM APPROXIMATELY 130 HORSES THAT WERE NOMINATED TO RUN IN THE TRIALS AND/OR  WHICH MADE IT TO THE FINALS OF THE ALL AMERICAN FUTURITY RACE FOR 2 YEAR OLD QUARTER- HORSES AT RUIDOSO.  OF THE 130 SAMPLES  TAKEN,  APROXIMATELY 16 TURNED UP POSITIVE. THESE HORSES WERE SCRATCHED FROM FURTHER COMPETITION IN THE ALL AMERICAN.   (NOTE, THAT WHILE A POSITIVE HAIR TEST CANNOT BE USED TO CONFIRM THAT A HORSE'S PERFORMANCE IS BEING AFFECTED BY THE DRUG CLENBUTEROL, ANABOLIC STEROIDS, GROWTH HORMONE AND OTHER TARGETED SUBSTANCES  IT CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT THE HORSE HAD THE SUBSTANCE IN ITS SYSTEM AT SOME TIME IN THE RECENT PAST.)   

THE TESTING OF HAIR SAMPLES CLEARLY HAS SHOWN ITSELF TO BE A DETERRENT TO THE USE OF NON PERMITTED SUBSTANCES IS HORSES THAT RACE IN NEW MEXICO.  HOPEFULLY THE USE OF SUCH SUBSTANCES WILL ABATE AND BE REPLACED BY COMPLETELY CLEAN RACING.