RCI Releases State-by-State Drug Test Results

RCI Releases State-by-State Drug Test Results

U.S. regulators sent 340,932 samples for testing last year, and 99.65% of those samples had no violation.

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The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) has released a state-by-state breakdown of the results of equine drug testing in 2013.

Racing regulators in the United States sent 340,932 biological samples to various laboratories for testing last year, RCI officials said. The results show 99.65% of the samples had no violation.

The organization released the breakdown in conjunction with a release that suggests that U.S. horse racing performs far more drug tests than the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), yet has comparable number of clean tests.

State-by-State Breakdown

Jurisdiction Drug Tests Violations Adverse Analytical Finding Rate (%) Clear Rate (%)
Alabama 1,576 1 0.063 99.94
Arkansas (Failed to Report)        
Arizona 5,518 28 0.507 99.49
California* 26,005 89 0.342 99.66
Colorado 1,176 3 0.255 99.74
Delaware Harness 4,504 3 0.067 99.93
Delaware Thoroughbred 1,889 8 0.424 99.58
Florida* 68,317 251 0.367 99.63
Iowa 9,825 24 0.244 99.76
Idaho 363 5 1.377 98.62
Illinois 13,817 30 0.217 99.78
Indiana 8,792 5 0.057 99.94
Kentucky 7,588 56 0.738 99.26
Louisiana 12,806 74 0.578 99.42
Massachusetts 4,805 23 0.479 99.52
Maryland 8,898 1 0.011 99.99
Michigan 1,936 20 1.033 98.97
Minnesota 4,523 18 0.398 99.60
Montana 61 3 4.918 95.08
North Dakota 106 0 0.000 100.00
Nebraska 970 3 0.309 99.69
New Jersey 9,611 22 0.229 99.77
New Mexico 3,061 51 1.666 98.33
Nevada 182 1 0.549 99.45
New York 53,136 67 0.126 99.87
Ohio 14,311 75 0.524 99.48
Oklahoma 8,308 42 0.506 99.49
Oregon 1,211 9 0.743 99.26
Pennsylvania 32,678 52 0.159 99.84
South Dakota 132 0 0.000 100.00
Texas 11.010 68 0.618 99.38
Virginia 1,555 26 1.672 98.33
Washington 1,179 8 0.679 99.32
West Virginia 20,923 73 0.349 99.65
Wyoming 160 1 0.625 99.39
All Jurisdictions 340,932 1,140 0.334 99.38

*Fiscal Year 2012-2013

 

Comparison of Testing Results

  U.S. Racing USADA WADA
Number of Tests 340,932 9,197 207,513
Adverse Analytical Findings (violations) 1,140 27 sanctioned + 8 referred + 7 pending 2,135
Clear Rate (%) 99.67 99.55 98.97

 

Originally published on BloodHorse.com.

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