Fred Pope: ‘U.S. Racing Needs International Help’
In an opinion piece written for Horse Racing Business, Fred Pope discusses the recent decision by the Breeders' Cup board to reverse its original plan to prohibit the use of race day Lasix at the 2013 event.
Pope asks the question, “Is the drug image here a barrier for current and future generations, or is it just one symptom of the real problem in U.S. racing?”
In order for horse racing to continue and become stronger in the future, Pope feels that horse owners – both here in the U.S. and abroad – must “step into direct involvement in order to protect and develop the sport and breed.”