HRI – Pricci: The race day medication issue

by | 04.22.2011 | 7:34am

With the debate over banning race day medication heating up, Horse Race Insider John Pricci takes a closer look at the issue in a series of blog posts:

“In the modern era, no one has received a lifetime ban for drug infractions. If the American racing industry had a policy similar to MLB, scores of trainers might find themselves outside racetrack gates looking in.

The legalization of permissive medications happened a half century ago. An unsophisticated public thinks two things can happen and that both are bad: Either injuries occur because a horse's infirmities are being masked, or they're being hoodwinked out of their money.”

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