Breeders’ Cup to Employ National Medication Reforms
The Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held for the first time under reforms included in the National Uniform Medication Program.
California adopted parts of the national program earlier this year. Breeders' Cup adheres to jurisdictional regulations and also has its own integrity-related rules.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) said the event, being held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, cited three aspects of the reform program: uniform medication guidelines; administration of furosemide, also called Salix or Lasix; and accredited laboratory testing.
The Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, which establishes testing threshold levels, became effective in California Oct.
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