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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started by LyndaP31; 65748 views.
twigs6652

From: twigs6652

8/17/11

You may already know about this site but I found it very interesting...

I found a link to the British Horseracing Authority site on the RIPDeputyBroad facebook page (which is also very good!)  The facebook page highlighted retraining of a racehorse but as I was reading through the site, I found this section about Medication and Doping Control FAQ's.

http://www.britishhorseracing.com/resources/equine-science-and-welfare/medication-and-doping-faqs.asp#33

I believe I read on there somewhere that pretty much all that is allowed is water and food in a bucket!

Lauren

In reply toRe: msg 11
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

8/17/11

Lasix remains a hot-button issue in racing

Since early June, I’ve spent about a dozen hours sitting in rooms listening to people talk about Lasix. Two days after the Belmont, the NTRA held a full-day “summit” on race day medication, specifically Lasix; the Association of Racing Commissioners International devoted three hours of its recent meeting to the topic; and both the Albany Law School Racing and Gaming Institute and the Jockey Club Round Table included commentary on the use of raceday furosemide.

http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2011/08/16/sports/doc4e4b12d6a12e6140938561.txt?viewmode=fullstory



 

twigs6652

From: twigs6652

8/17/11

OK.  That is spooky that we were posting something at the same time!
MichiganFOB1

From: MichiganFOB1

8/18/11

Please listen to Bob Baffert on Talkin Horses, August 16.  He talks about the dangers of the ban, especially on young horses, and the effect on the small time trainers.  It was very interesting.  I think the ban should be on pain killers that mask pain and the joint injections, and the steroids.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

8/18/11

THey already banned the steriods, and pain killers, ie:bute and banamine, the Lasix ban is just for 2 year old stakes races to start with.

 

MichiganFOB1

From: MichiganFOB1

8/18/11

But what about joint injections?  You have to hear what Baffet says about the effect on young horses and the small time trainers.  It's worth hearing.  He is a big time trainer and may have a point.  Anything that's good for the industry, I am for, but, there are cons too.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

8/18/11

I am not against joint injections depending on the substance. I think they can be thereputic when done correctly.
MichiganFOB1

From: MichiganFOB1

8/18/11

The substance is the question.  Anything that masks pain is questionable.  You need to know if your horse is hurting, and not run him if he is. 
jean783

From: jean783

8/19/11

Lasix was banned in the hopes of increasing the number of international entries and thus increasing the likelihood that people from out of the country would put some money on the races.  It is really all about the gambling revenue.  Horses all over the world train on Lasix.  They just pull them off it X number of days before racing.  Here is the thing and it is what I am assuming Bob is talking about, and he is certainly as qualified as anyone to have an opinion, before Lasix, people gave horses various combo's of potions to help prevent bleeding, they will do that again.  But instead of costing $25.00 for a shot of Lasix, it will cost $500 which in turn will be devastating to the little guys in the business.  The other thing is that horses who bleed will have to be treated and given time off which will up the cost significantly as well.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

8/19/11

Jean, horses do not "train" on lasix. they administer it so many hours before a race. A trainer would not give lasix to a horse just to breeze. IMO the trainers will need to train their horses differently, more in step with Europe where they do more sprint type works. A horse gallops then picks the pace up for a few furlongs, then back to a gallop.The lower level racers would be fased out, they would start with 2 year old stakes next year, then I believe 2 and 3 year old stakes in 2013 and build up. Not sure how long it will be till they reach the goal.

 

 

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