from article So, will annals one day show ‘Big Brown*?’

By Christine Brennan

…"It’s tradition for horses to be given steroids, and you hear a lot of veterinarians defending tradition, but they are defending a tradition that is harming racing," said veterinarian Joe Bertone, professor of equine medicine and pharmacology at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. "In terms of public opinion, if there’s not that much benefit in using them, and I don’t think there is, and they taint the sport that much, which they do, then they should be banned from racing." Read the full story >>