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Taking the reins on racehorse safety

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Baseball and bicycle racing aren't the only sports whose reputations have been tarnished by doping. There's also horse racing, where the four-legged athletes are routinely pumped with performance-enhancing drugs and pain killers to get them to run faster and more often, and make more money for their owners and trainers. It's cruel and dangerous, and the result is predictable and ugly: Hundreds of horses break down each year at racetracks in this country and have ...

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January 23, 2013
3:58 p.m.

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Surprised the article doesn't mention that trainer Rick Dutrow has exhausted his appeals & is now serving a 10 yr ban ( mainly due to doping horses) from being a trainer, .