Lawmaker seeks uniform drug tests in horse racing

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The Triple Crown is made up of three races in three states that use three different sets of drug rules.

A lawmaker is hoping the buzz from California Chrome’s run for the Triple Crown might build support for a bill that would place the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in charge of drug testing at horse races nationwide.

Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania introduced the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act last spring, and since then, the bill has been in committees awaiting a chance to be voted on by the full House.

Drug use is widely seen as the biggest problem facing horse racing today, and some of those looking for reform point out that the 38 states that operate racetracks have 38 distinct sets of rules.

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