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Horsemen call for harsher penalties for performance-enhancing drugs

The national Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association was expected to call for the “strictest penalties” for Class I or Class II drug violations at a meeting Tuesday of the Association of Racing Commissioners International. The topic was discussed at the HBPA’s recently concluded summer convention in Seattle, according to the Thoroughbred Times: “I believe that […]

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HBPA recommends continued use of Salix but not adjuncts

After lengthy discussions at its summer convention in Seattle, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is recommending that Salix continue to be allowed as a race-day medication in the U.S., but that no other medications, including adjuncts, be allowed on race day.  From the Thoroughbred Times: “The National HBPA will continue to advocate that […]

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HBPA committee discusses race day meds at summer convention

As the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association holds its summer convention in Seattle, race day medication, not surprisingly, is firmly at the top of the agenda.  After a two-hour discussion, the Thoroughbred Times says an HBPA committee will likely call for race-day anti-bleeding medication to continue to be permitted: “… horsemen suggested industry leaders […]

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WALDROP AND THE NTRA: AN ARMY OF ONE?

By Ray Paulick Alex Waldrop is a good soldier who reminds me of Hiroo Onoda, the World War II legend who in 1944 was sent to Lubang island in the Philippines and told by his Japanese superiors to wage guerrilla warfare against the allied forces and to never give up. Along with a few others […]

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