Wyoming Governor Approves Hair-Testing Rule

The rule change is effective immediately.

Edited press release

Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead has signed rule changes allowing for hair testing in equine athletes, including racehorses.

Wyoming Gov. Matthew H. Mead has signed rule changes allowing for hair testing on equine athletes, effective immediately.

The new language clarifies and gives direction regarding what equine testing samples are permissible, and it corrects language regarding banned controlled substances.  In furthering the Commission’s mission to provide the highest level of integrity in all pari-mutuel events, the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel 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 commission executive director Charles Moore.

The 2018 Wyoming racing season kicks offf with a nine-day meeting starting June 8 at Energy Downs in Gillette.  

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