Ray Paulick Breaks Some News

Paulick breaks a story that many of us have heard about the past while in the guise of "backstretch rumour". For those who do not know about "BkR" it is usually hopelessly wrong.

But this time it is correct and Ray says so.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, stung by the recent disclosure by its former chief veterinarian that no testing for TCO2 loading (also known as milkshakes) was conducted at the Ellis Park Thoroughbred meeting this summer, is facing another embarrassment involving its impotence over positive tests for blood-doping agents in four horses at the Red Mile harness track in Lexington, the Paulick Report has learned.

High-placed sources at the horse racing commission and Kentucky’s Equine Drug Research Council told the Paulick Report that out-of-competition testing on at least four horses detected a form of erythropoietin, which helps increase the production of red blood cells and has been used in both human and equine sports to illegally enhance performance. It is virtually impossible to detect in normal post-race tests because the drug is given up to two weeks before a race and can only be detected for about 48 hours thereafter. Cycling and other human sports rely on out-of-competition testing to catch blood-doping cheaters.

For the rest of the story please check Ray's site.

The names of the trainers allegedly involved are flying around in cyberspace but I am not touching that with a ten foot pole. Rumour is rumour and hopefully it will all come out in the wash. If I see anything, written in black and white in the trade press, I will let everyone know.

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