Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Approves Hair Testing

The commission adopted the rule change at its meeting on March 23.

Edited press release

The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has adopted a rule allowing for hair testing in equine athletes.

During the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission meeting held March 23 in Casper, commissiioners adopted a rule change to allow hair testing on equine athletes.

The new language clarifies and gives direction regarding what equine testing samples are permissible, and it corrects language with regard to banned controlled substances. In furthering the Commission’s mission to provide the highest level of integrity in all pari-mutuel events, the Commission sees the need to embrace new technological advances in testing capabilities.

“By adding hair testing, the Commission will prevent and deter fraudulent activities,” said executive director Charles Moore.

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