race-day medication

HRI – Pricci: The race day medication issue

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 […]

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HRI – Pricci: The RCI initiative sounded a clarion call

As you most likely know by now, nearly every alphabet soup and several racetracks have come out in favor of getting serious about race-day medications, or at least talking like they are. But would getting rid of medications like Lasix give a makeover to our industry’s reputation? John Pricci certainly thinks so. “The use of […]

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A ban on race-day medications in Kentucky?

Racing regulators in Kentucky are discussing the possibility of a ban on race-day medications in line with encouragement from the Association of Racing Commissioners International and The Jockey Club. “We have often voiced concern and we sincerely believe that the overuse of medication endangers our human and equine athletes, threatens the integrity of our sport […]

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