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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started 8/10/11 by LyndaP31; 75396 views.
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)
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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.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/13/19

I think it will happen. Too many black marks on the industry in the past year, public outcry will force the issue I believe.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

9/13/19

First and foremost we need a governing body to oversee racing, I have felt this way for a very long time. We also need uniform drug rules so that everyone is on the same level playing field, from Fingerlakes to Gulfstream, Canterbury Park, Golden Gate and everything in between.

After listening to this I agree Justify’s TC is legit he ran on only the allowed race day medications and passed every drug test during the 6 weeks of the TC. 

In the US we have due process. When 1 sample is tested and found to have a positive result the trainer gets to send the split sample in to a different lab for testing. This process ensures that all is on the up and up. Since we do not have access to the results of the split sample, then in my opinion we go with the assumption that the first results were not the same as the second. 

We do not know when CHRB made the decision to not fine possible contamination positives maybe they made that ruling last year maybe this year, we do not know. Unless someone from the CHRB comes forth and explains their decision we are left in the dark. 

I do not know why Drape decided to write this now and honestly all it does it make the A/R and anti racing groups more determined to shut racing down for good. They are slowly winning the war and as an animal lover, dog breeder and Everything horse sport related I will stand against these groups till my last breath!

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