U.S. Anti Doping Agency’s Travis Tygart rates Thoroughbred horseracing’s drug problem a 10 out of 10

Tuesday's Horse

Says He’s Ready to Step in if the Bill (the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act) Passes in Congress to Put USADA in Charge

SOURCE: CBS NEWS PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK (June 3, 2014)—The man who tackled Lance Armstrong and the drug problem in professional cycling says the use of performance enhancing drugs in American horse racing has reached a critical point. Travis Tygart, who heads the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has been approached by Congress and the racing industry to clean up the sport.

On the eve of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of thoroughbred racing’s famed Triple Crown, he speaks to Armen Keteyian for a story about drugs in horseracing on the next edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS, premiering Wednesday, June 4 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (our emphasis)

Tygart says he has spoken to many people in thoroughbred racing who believe the proliferation of drugs has put…

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