Oregon Adopts New Clenbuterol Rule

The rule, approved at Thursday's Oregon Racing Commission meeting, goes into effect immediately.

Q-Racing Journal

The Oregon Racing Commission has adopted a rule regarding the use of Clenbuterol.

The Oregon Racing Commission on June 16 adopted the following rule concerning the use of Clenbuterol in the state. The rule goes into effect immediately:

“The use of Clenbuterol shall be permitted under the following conditions: A test sample shall not exceed 2 picograms/milliliter (ml) of Clenbuterol in the blood or serum.

“Notwithstanding, the use of Clenbuterol, albuterol, zilpateral, ractopamine or any analogues in American Quarter Horse racing at recognized race tracks in Oregon is prohibited.  All horses entering an official Quarter Horse race will be subject to testing by any biologic method including but not limited to hair, blood and urine.”

“The commission also stated that horses in mixed-breed races around the turn (longer than 550 yards), both Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds, would be tested but sanctions would not be applied for the six months following adoption of the rule,” said Leah Nelson of the Oregon Quarter Horse Racing Association.

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