RCI Releases State-by-State Drug Test Results

The Association of Racing Commissioners International has released a state-by-state breakdown of the results of equine drug testing in 2013.

RCI officials said U.S. racing regulators sent 340,932 biological samples to various laboratories for testing last year. The results show 99.65% of the samples had no violation.

The organization released the breakdown in conjunction with a release that suggests that U.S. horse racing performs far more drug tests than the United States Anti-Doping Agency and World Anti-Doping Association, yet has comparable number of clean tests.

The state-by-state breakdown and cumulative numbers follow:

 

Jurisdiction

Drug Tests

Violations

Adverse Analytical Finding Rate (%)

Clear Rate (%)

Alabama

1,576

1

0.063

99.94

Arkansas (Failed to Report)

       

Arizona

5,518

28

0.507

99.49

California*

26,005

89

0.342

99.66

Colorado

1,176

3

0.255

99.74

Delaware Harness

4,504

3

0.067

99.93

Delaware Thoroughbred

1,889

8

0.424

99.58

Florida*

68,317

251

0.367

99.63

Iowa

9,825

24

0.244

99.76

Idaho

363

5

1.377

98.62

Illinois

13,817

30

0.217

99.78

Indiana

8,792

5

0.057

99.94

Kentucky

7,588

56

0.738

99.26

Louisiana

12,806

74

0.578

99.42

Massachusetts

4,805

23

0.479

99.52

Maryland

8,898

1

0.011

99.99

Michigan

1,936

20

1.033

98.97

Minnesota

4,523

18

0.398

99.60

Montana

61

3

4.918

95.08

North Dakota

106

0

0.000

100.00

Nebraska

970

3

0.309

99.69

New Jersey

9,611

22

0.229

99.77

New Mexico

3,061

51

1.666

98.33

Nevada

182

1

0.549

99.45

New York

53,136

67

0.126

99.87

Ohio

14,311

75

0.524

99.48

Oklahoma

8,308

42

0.506

99.49

Oregon

1,211

9

0.743

99.26

Pennsylvania

32,678

52

0.159

99.84

South Dakota

132

0

0.000

100.00

Texas

11,010

68

0.618

99.38

Virginia

1555

26

1.672

98.33

Washington

1,179

8

0.679

99.32

West Virginia

20,923

73

0.349

99.65

Wyoming

160

1

0.625

99.38

All Jurisdictions

340,932

1,140

0.334

99.67

         

* Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Comparison of Testing Results

 

U.S. Racing

USADA

WADA Worldwide

Number of Tests

340,932

9,197

207,513

Adverse Analytical Findings (Violations)

1,140

27 sanctioned + 8 referred + 7 pending

2,135

Clear Rate

99.67%

99.55%

98.97%

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