Charles Hayward
  If that headline sounds familiar, you might remember reading a 1998 column from Andrew Beyer that opens: “Individuals who can’t face the truth about their own drug problems are commonly said to be in a state of denial. The same description might apply to America’s Thoroughbred racing industry.”  Beyer goes on to describe, in his view, widespread cheating by trainers using the drug clenbuterol....

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