CHRB: Testing Samples for Breeders’ Cup Clear

The samples were tested at the University of California, Davis’, Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.

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All samples collected from horses that competed in the 2014 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California, have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) made the announcement the evening of Nov. 3.

All horses that competed in Breeders' Cup races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 underwent pre-race testing for TCO2 levels in blood. Post-race testing was performed for prohibited drugs on the first four finishers in all Breeders' Cup races plus any additional random horses selected by the stewards consistent with CHRB protocol.

Post-race testing was done on both blood and urine samples

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Tom LaMarra, a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University, has been news editor at The Blood-Horse since 1998. After graduation he worked at newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as an editor and reporter with a focus on municipal government and politics. He also worked at Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Times before joining The Blood-Horse. LaMarra, who has lived in Lexington since 1994, has won various writing awards and was recognized with the Old Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of the horse racing industry. He likes to spend some of his spare time handicapping races.

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