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Veterinarian: Horse racing will ban steroid use

Updated: June 6, 2008, 6:44 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

ELMONT, N.Y. -- The steroid era in American thoroughbred racing will be over in 2009, noted track veterinarian Larry Bramlage told ESPN.com on Friday.

Bramlage, a member of the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee, said the blue-ribbon panel will make a public recommendation next week that steroids be banned throughout the United States. Although it is only a recommendation, Bramlage said he anticipates unanimous agreement in the 28 states that currently allow steroid use in racehorses.

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