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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started by LyndaP31; 77371 views.
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.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

4/17/12

I wish it had a few other questions, or options, like a phase out  is the way to do this IMHO.
In reply toRe: msg 84
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

4/24/12

Interesting article and 2 articles writen by Steven Christ one in 1987 and one in 2012.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/crist-on-lasix-then-and-now/

Derby132

From: Derby132

4/24/12

Just got around to reading this and it was interesting and both articles were good.  Crist has lots of experience in this game and I respect what he's got to say.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

4/24/12

I respect him too and I really have to agree with what he is saying. I also think that only 10-20 % of the horses need lasix and IMHO they should not be running. Period end of story.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

4/29/12

Awesome article written by a vet

New Model Needed for Race-Day Treatment, a Veterinarian Says

The white horse emerged late last year representing promise to restore a limping game; a new age of clean racing, race-day-medication-free racing; but the white horse hung coming down the lane. Too much Lasix, it seems; resulting in an inability to hold sway.

http://therail.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/new-model-needed-for-race-day-treatment-a-veterinarian-says/?ref=sports

Derby132

From: Derby132

5/1/12

I really appreciate Ken McPeek's contribution and his opinions on how to proceed down the path of handling the Lasix issue.

Industry Members Give Testimony to Congress

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/69369/industry-members-give-testimony-to-congress

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

5/1/12

Yes, I listened to most of the testimony and loved what Kenny said.
Derby132

From: Derby132

5/11/12

Matt Hegarty þ @DRFHegarty

The Jockey Club and TOBA have launched a website advocating for "medication-free racing." The site can be found at http://cleanhorseracing.org.

 

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