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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started 8/10/11 by LyndaP31; 65362 views.
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)

7/26/19

Proud of Kentucky 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

7/27/19

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.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/13/19

I’m moving the Justify issue from the Breeding thread, to this folder. 

Heres the Paulick Report discussion on the subject (it’s about 15 min)

https://www.paulickreport.com/features/the-friday-show/the-friday-show-presented-by-the-match-series-california-conflicts/

cigarello

From: cigarello

9/13/19

 Great discussion and once again it comes down to the fact that horse racing needs oversight in the form of a commissioner, or outside governance.  Yet, i don't think it will happen.  Can you imagine the NHL, MLB or NFL without a commissioner???   The horse racing industry as it stands now refuses to get out of the stone age and come into the 21st century: if it continues this way - horse racing will die a slow death over the ensuing years: If the betting public feels it cannot trust that the sport is clean they won't continue to support the sport.

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