Drugs and race-horse performance

Thomas Tobin, Steven G. Kamerling, R. L. Anderson

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Since 1900, stimulant drugs have been used illegally to improve the performance of racing horses. Classic performance trials with small numbers of horses have failed to detect drug effects on maximal performance. Careful characterization of the responses of horses to illegal drugs, followed by studies in large numbers of racing horses are required to demonstrate performance effects of drugs in horses. In an article which contains no TiPs tips, Thomas Tobin and his colleagues describe and analyse the various 'dope tests' that have been used and discuss their impact on the racing world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Pharmacological Sciences
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology


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