2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 60 - Business Licenses
Article 1A - Horse Racing Act
Section 60-1A-24 - Breeders' awards. (Repealed effective July 1, 2018.)

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 60-1A-24 (2017)

60-1A-24. Breeders' awards. (Repealed effective July 1, 2018.)

A. The New Mexico horse breeders' association shall create a fund to pay horse breeders of New Mexico-bred horses merit and incentive awards.

B. A racetrack licensee shall pay into a fund created by the New Mexico horse breeders' association an amount equal to ten percent of the first money of a purse won, except for stakes-race purses, at a horse race in New Mexico by a horse registered with the New Mexico horse breeders' association as a New Mexico-bred horse. From stakes-race purses, a racetrack licensee shall pay into the fund created by the New Mexico horse breeders' association an amount equal to ten percent of the added money.

C. The money deposited with the New Mexico horse breeders' association by a racetrack licensee pursuant to Subsection B of this section shall be paid weekly to the owner of the dam of the horse at the time that the animal was foaled upon certification of the commission and the New Mexico horse breeders' association.

D. In addition to the money distributed pursuant to Subsection B of this section, the New Mexico horse breeders' association shall distribute the money allocated to the New Mexico horse breeders' association pursuant to Subsections B, C and D of Section 60-1A-19 NMSA 1978 in the following manner and pursuant to rules adopted by the commission:

(1) forty-five percent of the money to the owners at the time the winners were foaled of the dams of the first-place winners;

(2) seven percent of the money to the owners at the time the winners were foaled of the studs that sired the first-place winners;

(3) no more than eight percent of the money to be retained by the New Mexico horse breeders' association for the purpose of administering the distribution program set forth in this section; and

(4) the remaining money to be divided among the first-, second- and third-place finishers during each race meet, provided that the first-, second- and third-place finishers are registered as New Mexico-bred horses with the New Mexico horse breeders' association.

E. The New Mexico horse breeders' association shall file a fiduciary bond with the commission in a face amount equal to the total money distributed during the previous calendar year pursuant to Subsection C of this section. The bond shall be executed by a surety company authorized to do business in New Mexico; provided that the fiduciary bond shall be in an amount not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).

History: Laws 2007, ch. 39, 24.

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