French Doping Discussion: Trainers Call System of Ascertaining Administration, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-10


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FRENCH DOPING DISCUSSION Trainers Call System of Ascertaining Administration of Dope Unfair. PARIS, France, September 26. The question of the doping of thoroughbreds in France now under investigation by the So-ciete dEncouragement has aroused the keenest interest in sportnig circles and among trainers, who are determined to fight the case to the end. The situation, as it appears to an outsider, is the following : The stewards select horses either at random or horses which they suspect of having been doped. Samples of saliva are taken after the races and the samples are tested. They are identified only by numbers by Professor Kaufman at the veterinary college at Maisons-Alfort. The professor makes a report and upon this report action is taken. The contention of the trainers is that it is judicially unfair that samples of saliva should be taken by a single expert who claims to be able to detect the presence of dope by methods which he refuses to disclose.

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