Test samples taken from some runners in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are among those that are now being tested for dermorphin.
Decisions by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to have its drug testing performed by new laboratory and to revamp the manner in which it conducted its drug testing are having positive results.
During a meeting at Churchill Downs Aug. 24, about three dozen horsemen told representatives of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission it should delay out-of-competition drug testing.
HFL Sport Science has announced that Dr. Rick Sams will be director of the new laboratory being constructed in Lexington that will take over equine drug testing for the state of Kentucky, beginning in February 2011.
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