http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/s ... n-steroids
The Australian Racing Board has announced a complete ban on the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses both in and out of training in what has been described as a "watershed moment" for the country's racing industry.
At present, steroids are only illegal in Australia if they are present in a horse's system on the day of a race, and can be administered without penalty to horses both in and out of training so long as they are "clean" when they compete. From 1 November, however, it will be illegal to give steroids to any horse older than six months, while the ban will take effect from 1 May 2014, to allow any horses which have been treated a six-month period for the drugs, and their effects, to clear...
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