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NY Drug Testing Policy Halted by Court
Updated: Saturday, January 9, 2010 9:09 AM
Posted: Friday, January 8, 2010 7:56 PM
The new policy in New York that would have allowed for out-of-competition testing as of Jan. 1 has been put on hold because of a restraining order received by the Standardbred Owners Association of New York.
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board will not be able to start the testing after the New York State Supreme Court ruled Jan. 7 in favor of halting the new regulation. The testing would apply to both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds.
Under the rule, the testing could have been done at facilities as far away as 100 miles, whether they are located within the state or not. Trainers would be compelled to produce their horses for tesing[sic].