Research Sought on Use of Alcohol in Racehorses

Having gotten field reports that racehorses are receiving vodka intravenously in an attempt to calm them down before races, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has authorized laboratories to develop a test for alcohol.

The RMTC also plans to increase surveillance at racetracks on days that don't feature major stakes. In 2005, the organization put together "big

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