Ruidoso Down racing season draws near

Posted at: 04/26/2013 4:03 PM
Updated at: 04/26/2013 5:32 PM
By: Staff

Preparations are complete for the summer season at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, and horses began training Friday.

Racing begins May 24.

The race track owner said he’s cracking down this year on trainers whose horses test positive for certain drugs.

A New York Times investigation last year described New Mexico as having the worst horse safety record in the nation.