Racing commission looking into outbreak of positives for pain-killing drug at Louisiana tracks

Horses racing at Louisiana Downs. Google image.

BOB FORTUS writing for The Biscayne-Times New Orleans reports: Ten horses [who] raced at Louisiana tracks tested positive recently for the powerful, pain-killing drug dermorphin, and the Louisiana State Racing Commission is gathering information to determine which trainers might be charged with rules violations, executive director Charlie Gardiner said Thursday. Dermorphin is an opiod peptide… Continue reading Racing commission looking into outbreak of positives for pain-killing drug at Louisiana tracks

Anti race horse doping legislation to be introduced

Let the hand wringing and mud slinging begin. Paul Moran writing for ESPN states: "When, on March 28, both the incoming and outgoing chairs of the Association of Racing Commissioners International called for a five-year plan to eliminate race-day medication, a possible watershed moment was presented to racing in the United States," officials of the… Continue reading Anti race horse doping legislation to be introduced