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Trainers Support Medication Phase Out

Published: August 5, 2014 4:51 pm ET

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A group of 25 Thoroughbred trainers have announced that they support the phasing out of race-day medication, starting with the two-year-olds of the 2015 season of racing.

Under the proposal, no two-year-olds would receive race day medication beginning in 2015, and no horses of any age would receive race day medication starting in 2016. In addition, this group is supportive of the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium's efforts to approve model rules for twenty-six controlled medications by the RCI board of directors.

"We believe it's time to take a proactive position regarding the administration of race day medication,” said Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who is one of the trainers supporting the proposal. “American racing has always been a global leader, and it's time to restore confidence in our game and in our international standing."

For more comments from trainers in regard to the phasing out of race-day medication, click here.

The list of the trainers which support the phasing out of race-day medication appears below and includes top Canadian conditioner Roger Attfield.

Thomas Albertrani
Roger Attfield
Christophe Clement
Jose Corrales
David Donk
Neil D. Drysdale
Jeremiah C. Englehart
Eoin Harty
Neil Howard
Michael E. Hushion
D. Wayne Lukas
Richard E. Mandella
Claude R. McGaughey III
Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Kenneth G. McPeek
H. Graham Motion
William I. Mott
Todd A. Pletcher
Kathy Ritvo
Jonathan E. Sheppard
Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Dallas Stewart
Barclay Tagg
William Van Meter
George Weaver

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