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Indiana Approves Regulation of Anabolic Steroids

September 28, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has promulgated a new rule that will regulate the use of anabolic steroids in race horses beginning in 2008. The regulation was passed by the unanimous vote of the Commission at its public meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2007, at Indiana Downs in Shelbyville.

The new regulation is based on the model rule of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) developed by the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC). With the exception of Iowa, which has been testing for anabolic steroids for several years, the use of these drugs in horse racing in the United States has been largely unregulated. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is the first regulatory body to adopt the RCI model rule.