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Legislators may pressure states to adopt uniform drug policy

Updated: February 28, 2008, 2:15 PM ET
By Matt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

The federal government may intervene if states fail to adopt uniform medication rules for horse racing, said Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky during a House committee hearing examining drug use in sports on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

During his questioning of Alex Waldrop, the president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Whitfield said the government could require uniform medication rules, including regulations regarding the use of anabolic steroids, as a condition of allowing ...

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