An investigation by the Orange County Register says the climate for drug abuse in horse racing is unmatched by any other sport. We hear from the Register, the doctor in charge of enforcing drug rules and the head of thoroughbred trainers. Plus, federal deadlines on overcrowding in state prisons and county jails.
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A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that Governor Schwarzenegger has just six months to ease overcrowding at state prisons.
Andy Furillo, Staff Writer, Sacramento Bee
Woth $4.1 billion a year, California is the biggest horse-racing state in the nation, but it's falling behind on enforcement of rules against the drugging of horses. In the past six years, more than a quarter-billion dollars have been bet on winners who failed drug texts after their races were over, creating "a climate for drug abuse that is unmatched in any other major sport." That's according to a lengthy investigation by the Orange County Register. Are horse owners preventing a crack down? Is the series a hatchet job?
Scott Reid, Reporter for the Orange County Register
Rick Arthur, Equine Medical Director for the California Horse Racing Board
Ed Halpern, Executive Director of California Thoroughbred Trainers