Schecnectady, NY — New York Sire Stakes participants are notified that they may be subject to breath analyzer tests at non-pari-mutuel meets this year, including all County Fair events at fair tracks in New York, and County Fair, Excelsior and Landmark events at Goshen July 4-7.
The testing and penalties will follow United States Trotting Association rules, which include disqualifying any offending drivers for the remainder of the program. In addition, the conditions of the New York County Fair Program provide that any person taking a horse into the track, including grooms and trainers, will be subject to testing.
Anyone who refuses to submit to a test or whose test results detect alcohol or prohibited substances as detailed in USTA Rule 5.12 and 5.13, will be barred from handling any horse on the track for the remainder of the day.
Please direct any questions you may have to the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund at 518.388.0178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.