Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Focus On Business: Lorie Bishop on Equine Drug Testing

Jan 2, 2017

This week, Tom Martin talks with Lorie Bishop, Laboratory Manager of LGC Science, Incorporated in Lexington.  Lorie has been at LGC since the lab opened in 2010.  She has a degree in forensic chemistry, has over 13 years of experience in equine drug testing and is a professional member of the Association of Official Racing Chemists.

Horse Racing Commission Backs Proposal for Drug Free Races

Mar 23, 2015

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is backing a proposal to prohibit the use of Lasix in some races.  The Courier Journal reports the commission approved the regulation Monday.  The rule would ban the drug from being used within 24 hours of post times for particular races.  Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer believes it's the right move to make.  "I do know that it is therapeutic for horses, but I also believe there is good evidence that it is performance enhancing and the public perception is it's performance enhancing," said Thayer.