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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Important information: NM takes another step cracking down on horse racing cheaters: The racehorses in New Mexico are swift, but the cheaters who dope them are slippery.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE — The racehorses in New Mexico are swift, but the cheaters who dope them are slippery.
In another in a series of efforts to clean up the sport, theLegislative Finance Committee unanimously voted Friday to establish a subcommittee made up of lawmakers and horse racing officials across the state. It will look at ways to make sure sanctions against owners and trainers who violate the rules are handled more quickly.
“We need to swing a bigger hammer and send a stronger message,” said state Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, who introduced the motion.
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