Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Racetrack Contamination: Kentucky’s Newly-Funded Study and its Effect on Equine Drug Testing.

Racetrack Contamination: Kentucky’s Newly-Funded Study and its Effect on Equine Drug Testing.

In October 2017, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved $25,000 worth of funding for a study regarding the effects of contamination on racehorse drug testing.  This analytical study will seek to determine the possible levels of substances—both therapeutic and performance-enhancing—found on the racetrack and its surroundings, and will be based on samples collected through 2019