Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy - Full Article

By The Blood-Horse Staff
Dec 25, 2013

Steroid scandals in Great Britain earlier this year have prompted the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to review and amend its Anti-Doping and Medication Control Policy.

"The objective is that via enhancements to our testing program and strategy, as well as the significant penalties handed to those who have breached the rules this year, we increase the deterrent against the use of prohibited substances," said Paul Bittar, chief executive of the BHA. "A review of the existing policy was instigated in May 2013 and considered all aspects, including the overall strategy towards doping control, budget allocated, number and balance of each method of testing, screening techniques, the contract with HFL, and the direction of research and development..."

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