Out of competition testing finds positives for clenbuterol in certain Thoroughbreds at Gulfstream Park. National crackdowns targeting the use of performance enhancing drugs in horse racing is on the rise. Could a ban on the use of clenbuterol in Thoroughbred racehorses be coming?
The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission publishes a link to what it refers to as the "unofficial" updates to the Oklahoma Rules of Racing effective September 11, 2021.
On August 14, 2019, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission published the unofficial “Rules of Racing” on its website. Significant changes were made to Chapter 45 which is titled “Prohibited Practices and Equine Testing.” To avoid penalty, Trainers and Owners must review these changes carefully and ensure compliance.
U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), and Andy Barr (R-Ky.), congressmen representing Saratoga Springs and Lexington, respectively, introduced March 14 the Horseracing Integrity Act to create a uniform national standard for drug testing in racehorses that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. — Read on http://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2019-horse-first-bill-2019-horseracing-integrity-act
Horse racing is a vibrant business in Oklahoma. Will this new decision by the United States Supreme Court in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which in the absence of federal legislation allows each state to directly regulate sports betting, present new opportunities for expansion? http://www.horsecouncil.org/press-release/supreme-court-opens-state-sports-betting-flood-gates-sen-hatch-offers-federal-framework/