New Mexico to Consider Tougher Penalties for Illegal Drug Use

The state racing commission is scheduling a "summit" to discuss the issue this summer.

Daily Racing Form

The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduling a meeting this summer to discuss several issues affecting the state's racing industry.

New Mexico's racing industry stakeholders, including regulators and horsemen, are scheduled to meet this summer to discuss several different topics, including a proposal that would suspend horses who test positive for certain substances.

New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Ismael "Izzy" Trejo told Mary Rampellini of Daily Racing Form that the exact date of the meeting is still being determined.

"It's going to bring all the issues to the table to sort them out," said Trejo, who added that the idea for the summit was proposed by management of Sunland Park Racetrack.

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