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Facing horse racing's drug problems

Updated: June 23, 2012, 5:42 PM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

Yes, horse racing has a drug problem; in fact, it has several drug problems. But the most serious threats to the sport are ignorance and confusion.

Over the course of this upcoming week that leads up to the Belmont Stakes, many people, I expect, will pontificate and bloviate about the sport's drug, or medication, problems. The soapbox will become crowded with Savonarola-type personalities. I envy them their certainty. One or two might even know something about the subject.

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