Later this month, a committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will hear testimony on the use of race-day medications, and other groups are discussing the practice as well, including Breeders' Cup Ltd., which will ban the use of race-day medication in the World Championship races beginning in 2013. "The central question for regulators is the extent to which the removal of this medication on those days a horse actually races would pose any significant equine health risk," said RCI President Ed Martin.

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