KHRC Subcommittee Recommends Steroid Ban

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A subcommittee of the Kentucky Horse
Racing Commission has unanimously recommended an anabolic steroid
ban in horse racing throughout the state.

The recommendation, announced Wednesday, would prohibit horses
from racing under the influence of steroids. It closely mirrors the
national model rule proposed by the Racing Medication and Testing
Consortium. At least 10 states have approved the model steroid
rule, though Kentucky has remained a high-profile holdout.

The recommendation will now go to the Kentucky Equine Drug
Research Council, which could edit the language of the proposal
before sending it to the KHRC for consideration. KHRC executive
director Lisa Underwood said she hopes a steroid ban will be on the
agenda at the commission's next meeting on Aug. 25.

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