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jeff
6/15/2012
1:06:48 PM

HANA Blog:
http://blog.horseplayersassociation.org/2012/06/synthetic-opiates.html


--quote:
"If you think public support for Racing can't possibly get any lower than it is - think again.
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JimG
6/15/2012
5:03:38 PM
It appears to me there are not enough sound horses to fill races written by racing secretaries across North America. The time has come to clean up the drugs out of horse racing, thereby reducing the number of horses available to run. This will result in the closure of tracks that probably should have been closed a decade ago.

While I hate to see anybody out of work, I think for the long term survival of the game, and to finally put the integrity of the sport first, it will be necessary. No longer does wrong doing travel under the radar and/or by word of mouth, or possibly by the local news. It is out there now for everyone to see at a click of a button on a computer. It is past time for track management to take a stand for the good of the game and all its participants.

Jim

~Edited by: JimG  on:  6/15/2012  at:  5:03:38 PM~

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jeff
6/15/2012
8:16:21 PM
I couldn't agree more Jim.

Matt Hegarty did a follow up article at the DRF earler today.

Warning, change in test led to spate of Dermorphin positives:
http://www.drf.com/news/warning-change-test-led-spate-dermorphin-positives


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"According to an official with knowledge of the positives, Oklahoma has detected at least 15 post-race positives of dermorphin. Ten of those positives came from one trainer, the official said.

Hartmann would not confirm that her lab detected positives from any one state. She said that Industrial has applied the new test to post-race samples originating from three states. Industrial does drug-testing on behalf of racing commissions in Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Hartmann also said that her lab has shared the new method with a number of other testing laboratories across the U.S., introducing the possibility that more positives for the drug will be called in the next several weeks.
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I'm curious to see just how widespread usage of this stuff has become.




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