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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started 8/10/11 by LyndaP31; 54620 views.
Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)

7/21/18

This move by NY is why we need a uniform policy across all 50 states.

Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)

7/25/18

Go Ireland!

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

7/25/18

But why punish the horse? He didn’t inject or take illegal drugs himself?

Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)

7/25/18

They are not punishing the horse as I see it, they are punishing the owner who gives the horse the drugs. Because they will not be able to sell or race  that horse as a racehorse. They could sell it as a Dressage or show horse though or breed it but if it's a Stallion there would be no great stud value (at least the first 4 or 5 years and that's only if he turns out to be a great producer.)

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

2/26/19

Great news Kenny joining WHOA he is having great success without Lasix.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

2/27/19

When I go this email, I was surprised as I thought he had already joined at the start of WHOA?!

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

5/10/19

When will the industry get it? 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

5/10/19

So, was this poll taken of random, everyday people, or those in the industry? It’s not clear in the article if it’s “voters” are?

In my opinion, I think people just have to stop going to the track and watching it on tv. Then you have the bettors, professional or amateur, do they really care about the welfare of the horse? Or are they just concerned by the performance of the horse they are betting on no matter the way a horse wins? Those betters are the ones upping purses, but if all of the sudden horses can’t race due to lasix prohibitions, will they still bet? My guess is they would bet the other sports that are becoming available and may very well put horseracing in the rear view mirror?

Owners, trainers and racing officials have to come together for a national controlling force in unity to keep things going. So again, people would have to stop going to the track, watching it on tv and refusing to bet to force them to go old school and train horses again like they used too?

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Jul-26

Proud of Kentucky 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jul-27

I agree, I’m glad such a prominent organization in racing has the courage to do this, on their own without the pressure of organizations (like PETA) forcing them to do so, ala CA.

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