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Horse racing regulator ousted over comments

Horse racing regulator ousted over comments

The Associated Press
July 19, 2019 05:14 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - One of the five commissioners responsible for overseeing New Mexico's horse racing industry has been ousted over comments she made regarding changes in the way horses are tested for certain medications.

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The governor's office confirmed Friday that Freda McSwane was removed from Racing Commission earlier this week.

Documents obtained by The Associated Press indicate state attorneys were concerned that comments McSwane made in May during a public meeting implied bias that could potentially prompt more legal complications in the ongoing testing fight.

McSwane did not return messages seeking comment.

The commission is wading through numerous appeals after some owners and trainers complained they should have been given a grace period when the state began using a new testing lab.

With the change, more samples turned up positive for corticosteroids, which are used to treat swelling and joint pain.

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