A ban on race-day medications in Kentucky?

by | 04.13.2011 | 8:01am

Racing regulators in Kentucky are discussing the possibility of a ban on race-day medications in line with encouragement from the Association of Racing Commissioners International and The Jockey Club.

“We have often voiced concern and we sincerely believe that the overuse of medication endangers our human and equine athletes, threatens the integrity of our sport and erodes consumer confidence in our game,” said The Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps in a recent release.

However, not all are on board with this movement. “We believe in therapeutic medications to help the animals so we're probably not going to endorse it,” said Kentucky HBPA president Rick Hiles.

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