RACING COMMISSION BANS USE OF CLENBUTEROL IN QUARTER HORSES
At the July 16th meeting, the Racing Commission voted to ban the use of Clenbuterol in Quarter Horses effective the first day of the Evangeline Downs meet, or October 3, 2018.
The detection of Clenbuterol AT ANY LEVEL will constitute a violation of a Class 3 drug, thereby necessitating a penalty of:
1) The suspension of license for a period of not less than 60 days and not more than six months and/or a fine of not more than $1,500.
2) The purse shall be redistributed.
The HBPA is requested to notify its Quarter Horse members of the ban on Clenbuterol and Racing Associations are requested to post this notice in all conspicuous places, including but not limited, to Racing Offices, Backstretch Stable Gates, Track Kitchens, Condition Books, Overnight Sheets, etc.
Further possible sanctions, including placing the positive horse on the Vets or Stewards Lists for a certain period of time or until the positive horse tests negative for Clenbuterol will be discussed at the Racing Commission on August 27th at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.