Daily News Archive

Search nearly 75,000 unique Daily News articles.

Daily News Subscription

US Jockeys Support Uniform Race-Day Drug Rules

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012

The board of directors of the US Jockeys' Guild voted "to adopt a policy statement concerning race day medications & safety concerns" which noted:

  • Safety of human & equine athletes must be paramount at all times in racing.
  • The rules regarding race-day medication should be uniform throughout the US through creation of an Interstate Compact On Horse Racing which will enable states to act co-operatively with more uniform, effective & efficient practices, programs, rules & regulations related to racing.
  • We support mandatory pre-race veterinary exams as the only real guarantee against unsafe horses on the racetrack.
  • We agree the improper use of clenbuterol & illegally compounded non-FDA-approved substances is a serious concern.
  • We agree corticosteroids have to be thoroughly studied & limited in use as the science dictates.
  • We support rigorous limits on extra corporeal shock wave therapy. Shock Wave therapy needs to be conducted at a designated area, overseen by a regulatory veterinarian or racing official.
  • We agree that no adjunct race day medications are permissible.
« Previous
Return to
2nd May 2012 News
Next »