Steroid use among horses under the scannerThe New Jersey Racing Commission has proposed a testing program and formulation of new penalties for curbing the use of androgenic-anabolic steroids in thoroughbred race horses.

The rules would be in line with what has already been in practice in more than twenty states in the recent past.

It is expected that these strict penalties would be enforceable by the proposed rule and would be helping anti-doping officials to curb steroid use besides adding fairness to horse racing. This rule is also expected to add a new dimension to the game that has been under dark clouds amidst recent steroid use accusation.