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Illinois to test for steroids; could begin in summer

Updated: January 9, 2008, 2:45 PM ET
By Marcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Horses racing in Illinois will begin to be tested for anabolic steroids and blood-enhancing agents this year. The Illinois Racing Board voted to adopt rules governing such tests in a meeting on Tuesday in Chicago, though steroid testing probably will not begin until late summer or autumn.

The Illinois rules will fundamentally follow model rules laid out by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, according to the racing board's staff, though the Illinois rules could slightly ...

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