(Churchill Downs President Kevin Flanery speaks at the TSC press conference / Photo by Gene McLean)
Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Issues Statement on Federal Indictments Accusing 27 Individuals of Administering Illegal Medication
There is no place in our sport for the activities described in the indictments filed by the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office. Safety and integrity will always come first for the members of the Coalition, which is why restricting medication and improving testing is one of the main pillars in our reform platform.
The administration of illegal substances to racehorses cannot be tolerated by the Thoroughbred racing community. While we will not speculate and appreciate that everyone is entitled to a fair trial, we vigorously support a strong and unambiguous punishment for any wrongdoing. Additionally, we must continue to take the appropriate steps to ensure that racing fans and participants can trust in the integrity of our competition. Our equine athletes and fans deserve better.