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Lawmakers float new plan on drugs in horse racing

Using the 2013 Kentucky Derby to gain a little attention, a group of lawmakers has unveiled plans in Congress to “end doping in horseracing and kick cheaters out of the sport.”

It’s not the first effort to take on the “Sport of Kings” by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), Rep. Ed Whitfield (D-KY) and Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA); previously, they had used a bill to press the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on the sport, but it attracted little support.

This time, the group is taking a different approach, providing the the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the power to enforce anti-doping standards for horse racing.

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