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NZ Follows Australia's Lead On Steroids

Thursday, 3rd October 2013

Following the recent announcement by the Australian Racing Board, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has announced it will likewise adopt a zero-tolerance policy to anabolic steroids, reports NZ Racing Desk. NZTR Chief Executive Greg Purcell said: "While the use of anabolic steroids has not been a major problem in New Zealand, it was important we take a clear and definitive position in the interests of integrity and public perceptions of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand." Mr Purcell added, "There's no place for performance-enhancing drugs in our sport and this is testament to our commitment." The new ban will apply to all thoroughbreds aged 6 months or older, with the first 6 months excepted in the interests of animal welfare. The rule change will be implemented by December 1, 2013, with the ban effective from May 1, 2014. In mid-September, the Australian Racing Board banned the use of anabolic steroids both in and out of competition.

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