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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started by LyndaP31; 76112 views.
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.

LyndaP31

From: LyndaP31

4/17/12

Its going to have to start with the owners and trainers, because their is no leadership. What is called leadership now is completely worthless. They will have to decide, "ok, we are not going to give our horses lasix, no matter what", and just take whatever comes.
In reply toRe: msg 80
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

4/17/12

Thoroughbred Times has a survey out about this, please take time to take the survey and get it out to as many people as possible.

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/04/17/thoroughbred-times-survey-race-day-medication.aspx

JJCUVEE

From: JJCUVEE

4/17/12

The horse will tell you what he is about. Will he go long or short. Is he good enough to run in big  races or do you need to place in in lower company.  They do not ask to do this we make them so we need to respect them.  Our yearlings are now 2 and training but will get their break soon and start again in the fall. The purse money is attractive for 2 year old races  and the idea that you get an extra 100K if you win your maiden at belmont or saratoga and then win a stakes race at 2 is also a lure. But is will be a lot for a horse to go through at such a young age. Our 2 year olds do gallop and are going through their lessons and now their 2 minute licks  but soon will have a few months off at the farm to continue to grow. They will be taken for rides on grass around the farm but no hard training. Every owner has to look into the face of their horse and do the right thing...it seems logical but what goes on in mind boggling. 
Derby132

From: Derby132

4/17/12

I'm so torn on the subject I don't even know how to answer, lol.   It all comes down to how they do it and there are so many other things that just may need to be planned for and in place ahead of this decision.
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