LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky racing officials have pushed
forward a steroid ban for racehorses they're calling the toughest
in the country.
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council approved a measure
Thursday that would hit trainers with severe penalties - up to a
three-year suspension - if their horses test positive for an
anabolic steroid. The state's racing commission could grant final
approval later this month.
Three specific steroids would still be allowed if a veterinary
deems them necessary for therapeutic reasons. However, a horse must
be clean of the drug for 60 days before entering a race.