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Drugswatch: horse-racing

Charles Thursby pursues a bee in his bonnet

At the risk of mounting a one-man crusade, today I am beginning a series of occasional pieces highlighting instances and developments on the general subject of ‘drugs in sport’. By which phrase, I mean everything from detection efforts to performance-enhancing substances, performance-stopping skulduggery and straightforward drugs-abuse in the cause of hastening recovery – whether that be from injury or just training fatigue.

Today, as the horse-racing fraternity gathers in the West Country for the Cheltenham Festival, it seems appropriate to provide a link to an article by Ben Rumsby, interviewing Paul Bittar, chairman of the British Horseracing Authority, on the website of the DAILY TELEGRAPH

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About Charles Thursby

After a lifetime in sports journalism, Charles Thursby continues his immersion in the world of sport by providing the National Rust with dispatches from all points of the compass. More Posts