Report: Breeders’ Cup Increasing Out-Of-Competition Drug Testing Prior To Championship Weekend

As the 2017 Breeders’ Cup draws closer, officials have been in the process of conducting an ‘unprecedented’ out-of-competition drug testing program.

The BloodHorse reports that this year, officials expect that over 90 percent of Breeders’ Cup runners will be tested prior to the Cup. That’s a marked increase over the past few years, which saw between 40 – 60 percent of horses subjected to out-of-competition testing.

“The Breeders’ Cup is on target to test upwards of 90 percent of all runners and 100 percent of all trainers participating in the Championships,” Breeders’ Cup senior vice president for racing, nominations, and on-site operations Dora Delgado told the BloodHorse.

“An out-of-competition testing program of this magnitude has never been done before and the cooperation that the Breeders’ Cup has received from multiple racing jurisdictions throughout the U.S. and the world has been unparalleled.”

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