Oklahoma Prohibits Clenbuterol

Beginning March 1, clenbuterol, albuterol prohibited in Oklahoma.

Press Release

Clenbuterol and albuterol will not be allowed in any amount in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission on January 15 unanimously approved a revision to the current directive establishing medication levels for permitted medications.

Effective March 1, 2015, both clenbuterol and albuterol are prohibited medications if detected in the biological samples of racehorses when they go to the test barn after a race. This action by the commission means that both of these drugs will now be considered a positive test if detected at any level. This change only affects Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas and does not change the level currently in place for Thoroughbred horses.

Other action by the commission included deferring approval on the proposed change in available stabling at Fair Meadows to eliminate any stabling in the South end of the Super Duty Barn during the World Pinto Show and instead utilize temporary stabling for some haul in horses in tents until the conclusion of that meet. The commission has asked Fair Meadows, the Horsemen's Organizations, and the commission staff to meet in an attempt to find a mutually acceptable solution to the reconfiguration of the enclosure during the Pinto show. This issue is slated for further consideration at the OHRC meeting on February 19.

Remington Park opens its American Quarter Horse meet on March 6.

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