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IFHA Press Release (9th October 2013)

IFHA Press Release (9th October 2013))


Members of the Executive Council of IFHA, representing the principal regions of the world, met on 8 October 2013 to discuss the Control of Anabolic Steroids in Racing and the official position of IFHA is as follows.
1.       IFHA considers that anabolic steroids have no place in horse racing
2.       The use of anabolic steroids should not be permitted in or out of competition
3.       IFHA will work with jurisdictions that may permit exceptional use for therapeutic purposes only, subject to stringent controls and a minimum stand down period to eliminate performance enhancing effects.
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