SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the thoroughbred racing conference being held this weekend in Saratoga Springs.
USADA CEO Travis Tygart will discuss efforts to combat the use of performance enhancing drugs when he speaks Sunday at The Jockey Club's 60th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing.
Doping horses is a hot topic in the thoroughbred industry. Last month, a U.S. Senate committee held a hearing to gather testimony about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in racing. That was prompted by several documented recent violations.
Formed 12 years ago, the USADA is recognized by Congress as the official anti-doping agency for Olympics sports in America.
The Jockey Club conference has been held in Saratoga every August since 1954.
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