Prominent owner-breeder and racetrack operator Frank Stronach is urging racetracks to join together to ban the use of race-day furosemide (Lasix).
According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, Stronach has sent a letter to tracks across the country, asking them to work together to ban the use of the diuretic. Stronach, who owns Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park, Pimlico, and Portland Meadows, called for those that support the ban to meet at Saratoga either Aug. 12 or Aug. 14.
“We as track operators must do everything we can to eliminate race-day medications,” Stronach said in the letter. “The integrity of our sport and the safety of our athletes, both human and equine, should and must always be of paramount concern. I hope you join me in planning the implementation and promoting the elimination of all race-day medications.”
Read more in the Daily Racing Form
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