lasix ban

IFHA chairman applauds Lasix ban in Kentucky

Following the decision of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on 13th June to phase out the use of raceday Lasix in all graded and listed races for 2-year-old from 2014, for 3-year-old from 2015 and for all ages from 2016, IFHA Chairman, Louis ROMANET applauded the decision and reiterated the importance of drug free […]

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State Senators urge NYSRWB to continue permitting use of Lasix

State Senators Jack M. Martins (R – Mineola) and Roy J.  McDonald (R – Saratoga) today called on the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to protect the health and well-being of racehorses competing in New York through a renewed commitment to the rules governing the raceday use of Lasix in the state. “The […]

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KHRC revises proposed phase-out of Lasix

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has revised the proposed phase-out of furosemide (Lasix) to begin a year later than the previous rule stipulated, reports the Daily Racing Form. Under the new version of the rule, the phase-out will begin with two-year-old stakes races in 2014, not 2013. Lasix would be banned from all 3-year-old stakes […]

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Romans: Banning Lasix could be final nail in Kentucky racing’s coffin

Trainer Dale Romans writes in the Lexington Herald-Leader that he believed Steve Beshear’s campaign platform of support for the industry and also that banning Lasix is not only contrary to that platform but will put the “final nail in the coffin” of Kentucky racing.  Beshear’s campaign included a promise he would work to legalize gambling […]

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Veterinarian’s letter: Truth about Lasix being misrepresented to KHRC

Jennie Rees posted an open letter addressed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commissioners from veterinarian Andrew Roberts to her blog at the Courier-Journal. Roberts, in his letter, asks the commissioners to listen to the pleas of those opposing the phase out of Lasix because he believes the commissioners are being misled on the facts about […]

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KHRC announces guidelines for speaking at town hall meeting

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Executive Director John T. Ward today outlined the speaking guidelines for those wishing to present information and points-of-view at the June 5, 2012 town hall meeting on a proposed phaseout of the use of Furosemide on race day in graded or listed stakes races beginning in 2013. Speakers will be allowed […]

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KHRC hosting town hall meeting on phaseout of Lasix on June 5

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission invites all interested parties to  a town hall meeting Tuesday, June 5, 2012,  on a proposed phaseout of the use of Furosemide on race day in graded or listed stakes races beginning in 2013. The proposal includes the following points: · Jan. 1, 2013.  No furosemide on race day allowed […]

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KHRC votes to continue Lasix debate

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission members voted against a measure that would table the debate of the use of furosemide on race day for a year, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. A public hearing on the use of the drug, commonly known as Lasix or Salix, will be held in June. If the commission votes to […]

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Jockey Club releases letter submitted to NY State Racing and Wagering Board

The Jockey Club today released a copy of an eight-page letter it submitted to the New York State Racing and Wagering board on Monday, May 14, 2012. The letter, signed by Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, describes the services The Jockey Club provides to the Thoroughbred industry and reiterates the organization’s […]

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