Supreme Court rejects challenge to new horse racing anti-doping rules

WASHINGTON — The High Council on Monday rejected a challenge from Republican-controlled states to a horse racing safety law that led to it national medication and anti-doping regulations.

The justices left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the law and rejected claims that Congress had given too much power to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, the private entity that administers the rules.

Oklahoma, Louisiana and West Virginia tried to have the law struck down, along with several racetracks.

The anti-doping program, which went into effect in the spring of 2023, is an effort to centralize drug testing on racehorses and manage the results, and to mete out uniform punishments to horses and trainers instead of the previous patchwork rules that varied from state to state. to state.

Legislation to dismantle the new authority was introduced in the House of Representatives in September, but still hasn’t gone anywhere.


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