NY Times Blog: Medication Continues to Stifle America’s Triple Crown Hopes
Sid Gustafson, DVM, is a novelist and an equine veterinarian who specializes in Thoroughbred sports medicine and equine behavior.
Dr. Gustafson writes in the June 11 edition of The Rail (the New York Times racing blog) that he believes that “no horse can withstand the rigors of racing on potent medications while attempting to win three Classics in a five-week span.”
“It is no coincidence that there has not been a Triple Crown winner since the administration of race day Lasix became the standard for Kentucky Derby runners some 35 or so years ago,” Gustafson says in his post.
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