Proposed National Drug Policy Takes Another Step Forward

Voluntary Salix use, 24-hour rule on non-steroidals sought

Officials gathered in New Orleans for the first Joint Conference of Racing Regulators approved model rules for a national medication policy. It

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Voluntary Salix use, 24-hour rule on non-steroidals sought


Officials gathered in New Orleans for the first Joint Conference of Racing Regulators approved model rules for a national medication policy. It calls for voluntary use of Salix on race days and use of one of three non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs no later than 24 hours before a race.


The boards of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International and North American Pari-Mutuel Regulators Association approved the rules April 3. Now, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium must lobby regulators in each jurisdiction to enact the medication and drug-testing plan.


Under the policy, the only permitted race-day medication is Salix. For any other drug to qualify, there must be a “preponderance of scientific evidence” that it’s of therapeutic benefit to the horse, unlikely to affect performance, of no danger to jockeys, unlikely to interfere with the detection of other substances, and efficacious at reducing exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging

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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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