Medication and Testing


The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) is the regulatory authority and, as such, Keeneland complies with any and all regulations including those pertaining to medication and testing. Where Keeneland believes there are opportunities to participate in medication and testing research or implement House Rules that would enhance the safety of the racing environment, it will engage. Keeneland is actively involved in the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) and remains abreast of all racing medication and testing issues.  

Keeneland adheres to KHRC rules regarding the administration of permitted medications and pre- and post-race testing of a horse’s blood and/or urine for illegal substances.

Additionally, the KHRC is authorized to conduct “out of competition” testing on any horse that is eligible or that may become eligible to race in Kentucky.