Security Cooperation During All American Trials
Track works together with AQHA and NM Racing Commission during Grade 1 trials.
August 23, 2014
Increased security at Ruidoso Downs during last week’s trials to the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity and Grade 1, $1.9 million All American Derby produced results that will help ensure horse racing’s integrity.
The security came through cooperation of Ruidoso Downs, the American Quarter Horse Association and the New Mexico Racing Commission.
It is the second year this team of seasoned law enforcement professionals with experience in horse racing came to Ruidoso Downs. Many members of the team also work at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Kentucky Derby. They are all members of the Organization of Racing Investigators.
“We are completely dedicated to ensuring the sport’s integrity for the racing fan and doing what is best for the horses,” said Ruidoso Downs’ general manager Shaun Hubbard. “We’re, obviously, in this for the long haul. We will not give up our quest to increase drug testing standards and institute tough penalties for those who endanger jockeys and horses.
“I want to thank AQHA and the NMRC for joining us.”
The Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup is on Saturday, the All American Derby is on Sunday and the All American Futurity is on Labor Day, closing day of the summer season.
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