According to a recent report by McKinsey & Co., racing is in need of more uniform testing and more out-of-competition testing. The Daily Racing Form‘s Matt Hegarty noted that the report aligns nicely with the objectives of the Jockey Club and others to turn federal regulation over to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
The Jockey Club's Matt Iuliano believes that the current system, which allows states to contract any lab they choose to do post-race testing, makes it impossible to have true uniformity. The McKinsey report also suggested more out-of-competition testing, which requires far more funding than what states are spending on post-race testing now.
Currently, the depth and quality of states' post-race testing is dependent upon the amount of money the state's governments are willing to allocate to testing.
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