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Commentary: Lasix Industry An Out-Of-Control Juggernaut

Now that the dust of American Pharoah’s Classic victory has finally settled, it is time to take a look at the underlying story at this year’s Breeders’ Cup: the Lasix issue. The seemingly endless debate over the pros and cons of race-day medication was brought into sharp relief at Keeneland with the decision landing decidedly in […]

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Rich Tapestry’s Poor Effort in BC Sprint ‘Reopens Debate’ Over Lasix Use

Rich Tapestry became Hong Kong’s first winner on U.S. soil when he captured the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Oct. 4. The accomplishment was even more significant since the 6-year-old competed without the use of Furosemide (Lasix). Off that sharp score, Rich Tapestry was installed as the favorite for the G1 Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup […]

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Sprint: Big Macher, Rich Tapestry Breeze

A pair of contenders for the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint posted workouts at Santa Anita Saturday morning. Big Macher went four furlongs for trainer Richard Baltas with Tyler Baze up in 47.40. “He was just cruising,” Baltas said of the California-bred son of Beau Genius. “Tyler had him three or four (lanes) off the rail […]

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‘Chrome’, Beholder, and Others Work Towards BC at Santa Anita

The countdown to the 31st Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 intensified Saturday with a bevy of breezers strutting their stuff on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning at The Great Race Place. Beholder, Candy Boy, Private Zone and Rich Tapestry were among the workers at Santa Anita, while Kentucky Derby […]

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Hong Kong: Terminology Threw Some Rich Tapestry Bettors for a Loop

Several handicappers on social media expressed surprise at the winning performance of Rich Tapestry in the G1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship last weekend, as some information suggested it was the horse’s first start on dirt. The South China Morning Post’s Michael Cox pointed out on Monday however, that bettors were likely (unintentionally) misled after looking at […]

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Nader: Rich Tapestry’s Win ‘A Great Statement’ for Medication-Free Racing

The victory by Rich Tapestry in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship was significant not only because it secured the Hong Kong invader a berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, but also because the gelding raced without medication. That accomplishment, as Bill Nader points out, “has laid the Lasix debate out for everyone […]

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Sprint: Rich Tapestry Noses Out Goldencents in Santa Anita Sprint Championship

Making his first U.S. start, Hong Kong-based Rich Tapestry surged down the lane to score over favored Goldencents by a narrow margin in the Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Saturday afternoon. Several horses vied for the early lead, but jockey Olivier Doleuze reined back a keen Rich Tapestry, and the pair headed […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Bars Rich Tapestry From Lasix Use in Breeders’ Cup

According to the South China Morning Post, Rich Tapestry, a contender for the Grade 1 Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November, will not be allowed to use the anti-bleeding medication Lasix in either of his starts at Santa Anita Park this year, as per a ruling by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. “The club’s position […]

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Dubai: South African Shea Shea Repeats in Meydan Sprint, Hong Kong’s Rich Tapestry Prevails in Mahab Al Shimaal

For the second year running, the Mike De Kock-trained Shea Shea won the Group 3 Meydan Sprint over the same 1000m turf course and distance while Hong Kong got onto the score board with the victory of Rich Tapestry in the Group 3 Mahab Al Shimaal at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse on March 8, 2014. Shea […]

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