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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started by LyndaP31; 76234 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

4/16/12

First paragraph of that article

A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted Monday in support of a regulation to phase out the raceday use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide starting with 2-year-olds in 2013.

http://forums.delphiforums.com/AlexBrown/messages?msg=56542.67

Now whether there are more than one committee, I guess remains to be seen....perhaps they wouldn't let anyone speak as they think all voices had been heard already?

  • Edited 4/16/2012 3:17 pm ET by gerchgo
Derby132

From: Derby132

4/16/12

I think it's pretty much a done deal, but...

Committee passes reg 4-1. Rule now goes in front of full commission, meeting at 1:30.

https://twitter.com/#!/search/drfhegarty

From Paulick...

  • about 21 seconds ago Not so confident Lasix phase out will pass now. Tide seems to be turning against. 7-7 deadlock? Tom Conway very impassioned in opposition
  • about a minute ago Commission Michael Pitino passed on commenting on Lasix debate. Tom Conway says "listen to Veterinarians and trainers." He'll vote against
  • about 2 minutes ago Franklin Kling seems unsure how to vote; Ned Bonnie a longtime hay oats water guy. Jerry Yon worries passage of Lasix ban could be mistake
  • http://www.paulickreport.com/
    • Edited 4/16/2012 3:22 pm ET by Derby132
    gerchgo

    From: gerchgo

    4/16/12

    Perhaps, Dale and other trainers went to the rest of the commision when they were denied speaking.......
    Derby132

    From: Derby132

    4/16/12

    It did not pass...

    Matt Hegartyþ@DRFHegarty

     

    To repeat: motion to phase out raceday furosemide does NOT pass

    https://twitter.com/#!/search/drfhegarty

    gerchgo

    From: gerchgo

    4/16/12

    Looks like it is back to the drawing board for the commision, and the trainers as well......I just don't think it can be that quick, as you won't have many horses running!
    Derby132

    From: Derby132

    4/16/12

    Yes, there would be an adjustment in the number of horses racing, or they'd race elsewhere.  This was just Kentucky.  It really would have hurt them if it had passed.  That's why I liked the clause at least.

    gerchgo

    From: gerchgo

    4/16/12

    It seems as though this could have passed if they had replaced John Ward, so they only have 14 instead of 15.....

    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/68976/proposed-ky-salix-ban-fails-on-split-vote

    Derby132

    From: Derby132

    4/16/12

    Good article from drf showcasing differring opinions on the proposed ban.

    Lasix ban fails in Kentucky commission

    http://www.drf.com/news/lasix-ban-fails-kentucky-commission

    In reply toRe: msg 77
    JJCUVEE

    From: JJCUVEE

    4/16/12

    This issue cannot be voted on in a vacuum. They have to change racing first. The preoccupation with speed with so many 6f races has to stop.  Not having enough longer races for horses is a problem. Maybe having a longer warm up for horses or more races run on the kind of grass tracks they have in Europe.  Slower races over a bigger distance with gentle turns and then some speed at the end.  No more 2 year old under tacks shows. Better vet reports on bleeders and sires and mares that are bad bleeders cannot be bred.  Stricter rules for all meds at the track. If a horses knees have to be tapped then he needs to be off the track for awhile perhaps.  There are many farms that can take in horses for lay ups.  
    Derby132

    From: Derby132

    4/17/12

    I like your post and it's sensible.  Some things in racing do need to change first. 

    And your wish for layups and farms to accomodate that is something I have heard from others in the sport.   Even beyond that,  giving the horses a winter break.   There are actually trainers who want that.  I hope the sport can somehow come together.  I think there are alot of people in the sport who care.  It seems so hard though to get positve changes and ideas even on the table for discussion and getting the right people who can make changes involved.  I hope it's happening on some level.

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