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KY Testing Rule To Gov.; Leavitt Vocal Again

Published: September 8, 2010 10:44 am ET

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According to a report, on Tuesday, September 7, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the much-discussed out-of-competition testing rule. It has also been reported that commission member and standardbred breeder Alan Leavitt again voiced some strong words.

An article on explains that the proposal calls for first-time violators to lose their license for five to 10 years and face a $50,000 fine. The states of Indiana, New Jersey and Delaware, and the province of Ontario, call for 10-year penalties for serious blood doping violations.

The rule will become effective once it is signed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and filed with the Legislative Research Commission -- moves which are expected to occur in the next several days.

According to the report, Leavitt, who has been vocal throughout this particular rule-making process, said he doesn’t mind if some people view a 10-year suspension for blood doping offences as a death sentence in terms of his/her training career.

“That’s exactly what it’s intended to be,” he was quoted as saying.

Leavitt was also quoted as saying that approving a smaller penalty range for such violations would be a “bad image for Kentucky to be giving the racing world.”

(With files from

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