In a statement calling cheaters a “cancer to horse racing” Ruidoso Downs Race Track chairman R.D. Hubbard outlined the first steps of a program intended to curtail dishonesty to the sport.
The Labor Day weekend is also highlighted by the Grade 1, $2.8 million All American Derby on Sunday and the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity on Monday.
The TriSuper wager consists of picking the correct top-three finishers in order, in the fourth race, and then the top-four finishers in order, in the sixth race.
The unbeaten Winter Book leads the three-year-old fillies competing over six furlongs in the $50,000 Aspen Cup on Saturday.
Hart was the 1985 national champion jockey when his mounts earned $2.6 million.
This year's edition of the Breeders' Cup will be held in Southern California
A Mexican drug-trafficking network used accounts at Bank of America to hide money and invest proceeds into U.S. quarter horses that have raced at Ruidoso Downs.
Ruidoso Downs Race Track in cooperation with the New Mexico Racing Commission to crack down on doping for horses in races conducted in the New Mexico resort destination.
A favorite regional getaway spot is under fire for allegedly stalling horses in a 2010 race.
The All-American Turf Club will be open with free seating and a lunch buffet during the races as well.