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Equine Health and Medication

Medication Information

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 Horseracing Forensic Laboratory (HFL) of Lexington, Dr. Richard Sams, laboratory director, to provide testing services.  HFL performs testing on all post-race samples to the specifications of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s North American Graded Stakes’ Committee. TCOanalysis 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 HFL for blood doping agents and other prohibited substances.
Veterinarian List

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.
Bleeder's List

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 Web page.