Sunday, December 28, 2014

Britain's New Racehorse Steroid Policy Change Delayed - Full Article

By The Blood-Horse Staff
Dec 22, 2014

Full implementation of an enhanced zero-tolerance policy regarding anabolic steroids use in Great Britain's racehorses has been delayed until March 2015, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced Dec. 19.

The reason for the delay is to allow more time to work with stakeholders, trainers, and owners, in particular, to clarify certain elements of the new rules and to secure consensus from all affected parties. Those elements include the definition of a "responsible person" — the individual with the responsibility for ensuring that a horse is not administered an anabolic steroid at any given time...

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