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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started by LyndaP31; 66383 views.
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.

 

 

jean783

From: jean783

8/19/11

I knew I should have used  the word worked.

In reply toRe: msg 22
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

8/24/11

This issue is starting to become a hot topic

 

 

Horsemen’s groups largely support proposed changes in race-day medication rules but are drawing a line in the sand when it comes to the anti-bleeding drug Salix.

In the past few months two organizations have taken the first steps toward a race-day ban on Salix. Breeders’ Cup won’t allow use of the drug in 2-year-olds during the 2012 World Championships, and the American Graded Stakes Committee, which falls under the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, voted to pull graded status for 2-year-old events next year if Salix, formerly known as Lasix, is used.



Read more: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64690/groups-draw-line-in-the-sand-on-salix-ban#ixzz1VxcQGyLK
jean783

From: jean783

8/25/11

Are you ready to discuss the use of Lasix and training or do you stand by your statement that Lasix is not used for training, and let me clarify this to make it crystal clear, I am talking about works.  
twigs6652

From: twigs6652

8/27/11

So if lasix is banned will horses be choking for hours after races as this blog suggests?

http://equineproject.com/if-there-were-no-race-day-medications/

Lauren

In reply toRe: msg 25
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

9/6/11

McLaughlin and Darley get an atta boy IMHO

Novak: McLaughlin experiments with Salix-free juveniles

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has quietly been experimenting with running two-year-olds without anti-bleeding medication, reports Claire Novak for ESPN.  Novak says four times during the Saratoga meet, McLaughlin-trained juveniles racing for the Darley and Shadwell Stables went postward without Salix (Lasix).  One of the two-year-olds - a Darley runner named Alpha - won:

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/novak-mclaughlin-experiments-with-salix-free-juveniles/ 

Derby132

From: Derby132

9/6/11

I meant to mention after his race that Alpha ran without Lasix.  Thanks for posting this.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

9/6/11

I like this, a nice quiet way of going about it and see what happens. I wish a few other trainers would also start this and let's see what happens.

 

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