Thoroughbred Sales Companies Amend Anabolic Steroid Policy

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and OBS amended their policies regarding steroids in weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds.
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Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company, and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company (OBS) have jointly announced that they have amended the anabolic androgenic steroid policy to delete the “45-day” rule regarding the use of steroids in weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds at any time prior to sale.

The revised conditions of sale become will take effect July 1.

Under the previous language, consignors warranted that any weanling, yearling, or 2-year-old entered in a sale had not been administered any anabolic androgenic steroids within 45 days of the date of sale.

At all three auction companies, buyers of young horses can request testing for steroids, which is performed at the time of purchase. If the sale horse tests positive, the buyers has the right, within 24 hours of notification, to rescind the sale

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