Sanan Resigns from Breeders’ Cup Board: ‘There was an Opposition to Openness’

by | 05.10.2013 | 7:42am
Satish Sanan

Frustrated with the lack of progress on several issues, including a reluctance for transparency, Satish Sanan resigned from his position on the Breeders' Cup board, effective immediately, on May 9, according to a report in The Blood-Horse.

Sanan handed in his letter of resignation to Breeders' Cup chairman Tom Ludt.

Sanan, a longtime member of the Breeders' Cup board, indicated that he had become increasingly frustrated on several issues, including the lack of transparency by the board. One such instance was the change on the Breeders' Cup's Lasix (Salix) policy, which the board decided to ban the race-day use of the medication on all of the races, beginning in 2013.

Sanan went on the record with The Blood-Horse in an interview earlier this year, and discussed with the publication the board's decision. Sanan indicated that after the interview, he was “chastised” by several members of the board, who claimed he was leaking information.

“They were attacking me as if I was constantly leaking information,” Sanan told The Blood-Horse. “I don't leak information. I'm just open and transparent. Ever since I've been on the board, I've tried to be open, tried to be transparent, tried to look at the industry issues.”

Read more in The Blood-Horse

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