In the interest of the health of the horse, safety of racing participants, protecting the racing public, and nurturing formful racing, administrative regulations are strictly enforced.
To that end, the KHRC strives to provide the racing industry with the most extensive scope of testing employing state-of-the-art instrumentation. The KHRC has contracted with the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) Sports Group of Lexington, Dr. Richard Sams, laboratory director, to provide testing services. LGC performs testing on all post-race samples to the specifications of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s North American Graded Stakes’ Committee. TCO2 analysis is performed on pre-race samples collected from horses in all Graded Stakes and randomly selected overnight races. Out-of-competition blood samples are analyzed by LGC for blood doping agents and other prohibited substances.
Corticosteroid Testing Results of Samples Submitted from Clinical Cases
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s veterinarian's list is a list of horses that are ineligible to enter in a race as a result of illness, injury, unsoundness or other medical condition. Horses are released from this list by authorization of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission state veterinarian.
Click one of the following links to access a list of bleeders for a particular time frame.
If you are in urgent need of a more recent bleeders list, contact the test barn at the racetrack currently conducting live racing. This contact information can be found under the Race Tracks