2-1217. Drugging of horses prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or permit to be used a narcotic of any kind to stimulate or retard any horse that is to run in a race in this state to which the provisions of sections 2-1201 to 2-1218 apply, or for a person having the control of such horse and knowledge of such stimulation or retardation to allow it to run in any such race. The owners of such horse, their agents or employees shall permit any member of the State Racing Commission or any person appointed by said commission for that purpose to make such tests as the commission deems proper in order to determine whether any such animal has been so stimulated or retarded. The findings of said commission that a horse has been stimulated or retarded by a narcotic or narcotics shall be prima facie evidence of such fact.

Source:Laws 1935, c. 173, § 21, p. 638; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 2-1517; R.S.1943, § 2-1217.