Searches held at Pocono
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Loaded syringes and needles were found on multiple occasions during the inspection, Leppler added.
One licensee was suspended indefinitely, Leppler pointed out, and another licensee is scheduled to have a hearing before the Pocono judges.
\"Integrity\" is the watchword of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, ensuring that everybody in racing is competing on a level field, and that patrons are watching and wagering on the best harness product possible. In addition to its extensive pre- and post-race testing, the Commission\'s TRIP - Trainer Responsibility Integrity Program - is being put into place to detect usage of illegal products early, before contamination is spread to the equine competitor. Another tactic to be introduced shortly is a large sign to be attached to stall doors in the stables, stating \"DO NOT ENTER - HORSE IS RACING TODAY!\", to make it easier to track personnel that do not belong in a racehorse\'s stall. (Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission)