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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started by LyndaP31; 76069 views.
In reply toRe: msg 63
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

4/12/12

This is not Lasix, but I think it is a good step towards zero drugs in race horses.

California board considering zero-tolerance ban of clenbuterol on race day

http://www.drf.com/news/california-board-considering-zero-tolerance-ban-clenbuterol-race-day

ARCADIA, Calif. – Clenbuterol, a bronchodilator that also is sometimes used to build muscle, may be prohibited at any level in post-race tests for Thoroughbreds in California as early as this summer, according to discussions at the California Horse Racing Board track safety and medication committee meeting on Wednesday.

Derby132

From: Derby132

4/12/12

Goods news, and maybe as soon as a few months.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

4/16/12

They vote to phase use of it on raceday, won't allow Romans to speak....

http://www.drf.com/news/kentucky-committee-votes-phase-out-lasix

Derby132

From: Derby132

4/16/12

I've been watching the tweets - I'm sorry they did not let Roman's speak.

This is key:

The rule also includes a provision allowing the commission to reconsider the rule as of Sept. 1, 2013. Supporters of the new rule said that the provision would allow the committee to support a rollback of the ban if other states do not pass similar rules and the prohibition leads to weaker racing on the Kentucky circuit

 

Derby132

From: Derby132

4/16/12

I don't think the actual vote by the 15 comissioners has happened yet but is being voted on now.
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.......
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