All samples collected from 2019 Breeders' Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, the California Horse Racing Board announced on the evening of Nov. 6.
All horses competing in Breeders' Cup races Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park underwent pre-race testing for TCO2 levels in blood. Post-race testing was performed for prohibited drugs on the first four finishers in all Breeders' Cup races and any additional random horses selected by the stewards consistent with California Horse Racing Board protocol. Post-race testing was done on both blood and urine samples.
The Maddy Laboratory's standard protocols look for over 45 anabolic steroids and in excess of 1,000 other prohibited drugs and substances. All post-race samples were tested for cobalt. Routine testing in California exceeds TOBA graded stakes resting standards. The Maddy Laboratory is RMTC accredited by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the only laboratory in the Western Hemisphere certified by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
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