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Racing Victoria, BHA To Review Rules In Light Of Horse Steroid Scandal
Published April 29, 2013
SEEKING CONSISTENCY: REUTERS reported British Horseracing Authority CEO Paul Bittar said on Friday that the doping incident is likely to prompt int'l racing authorities "to look at bringing consistency to the rules on using drugs." The rules "vary around the world." The raceday use of anti-bleeder medication Lasix in the U.S. "is also highly controversial in the sport" and last month the Breeders' Cup announced it was rescinding its plan to bar the use of it in all of its '13 races. Bittar said that "more action could follow." Bittar: "It is not correct to say that is the end of the matter, far from it. I would term it the end of the beginning, in a way "(REUTERS, 4/27).