07/16/2012 4:36PM

New clenbuterol rules in effect in California


DEL MAR, Calif. – Beginning Wednesday for all of California racing, threshold levels for clenbuterol have been eliminated, so trainers have been alerted, in publications like the Del Mar condition book, to be mindful of withdrawing horses from the medication at least 21 days from a race.

Clenbuterol, a bronchodilator, will now “be treated as other drugs not specifically authorized” by the California Horse Racing Board, according to a CHRB notice in the Del Mar condition book. Any detection of clenbuterol in a post-race sample “will be reported as a violation.”

The warning says that the state’s testing lab at the University of California, Davis, “has very sensitive testing for clenbuterol.”

“The drug can be readily detected at low picogram levels in both urine and blood,” it says.

Ben van den Brink More than 1 year ago
When they are living up their statement, at least something usefull is done.
Bsb Jaws More than 1 year ago
Barry Irwin Says one thing and does another. He is the worst kind of shmuck. A hypocrite with a following of kool aid drinkers.
Michael Arndt More than 1 year ago
Wonderful to see this happening. As Barry Irwin said in another forum, when 88% of horses test positive for thos powerful bronchodialator as is the case in SoCal, you know it is being abused.