Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

The backlog of samples accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky.

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The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) announced Oct. 30 that the backlog of its drug testing samples from the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville is clear.

The backlog of samples accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky. In late August the commission diverted all its race day pari-mutuel samples to Industrial Laboratory in Denver, Colorado.

The commission sent all suspicious samples awaiting confirmation testing at LGC to Industrial Oct. 9 and the backlog has now been cleared.

"We are indebted to Petra Hartmann, Seth Wong, and the fine staff at Industrial Lab for their exemplary and timely service", said Joe Gorajec, commission executive director. "We are glad to be in a position to notify our horsemen of the status of their samples prior to the conclusion of the race meet

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