New Mexico Second State to Mandate Racing 'Safety Reins'

New Mexico became the second state to adopt a "safety reins" rule when the New Mexico Racing Commission approved the measure Aug. 21. The Ohio State Racing Commission adopted a similar rule in March.

The New Mexico regulation will take effect May 15, 2008, to give horsemen and jockeys time to get up to speed. The Jockeys' Guild has been lobbying regulatory agencies around the country to

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