Oklahoma horses doped with ‘frog juice’ jumped to winner’s circle

The illegal use of secretions from a type of South American frog is at the heart of a recent doping scandal that threatened Oklahoma’s billion-dollar horse racing industry.

BY PHILLIP O’CONNOR Modified: March 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm •  Published: March 17, 2013
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A tiny, South American frog is at the heart of a recent doping scandal that threatened Oklahoma’s billion-dollar horse racing industry.

Regulators last summer uncovered a scheme where a handful of trainers were using a performance-enhancing drug that can be drawn from the back of the frog to rig races at Remington Park and elsewhere.

The so-called “frog...

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