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Winning Without Lasix? Old-School Methods Suggest It Can Be Done

Can modern-day Thoroughbreds win without the benefit of Lasix, the diuretic given on race day to nearly every horse racing in America today? Yes, says trainer Stacy Lane Hendry, whose horses have won 10 races from 50 starts without the drug this year through Labor Day while stabled at Tampa Bay Downs and Delaware Park. […]

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Association Of Racetrack Veterinarians, HBPA: Curtailing Lasix Won’t Reduce Injury Rates

The following statements were released Tuesday by the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) and Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), regarding the recent breakdowns at Santa Anita and the issue of Lasix. From the NAARV: The membership of North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians, both on site […]

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Winning Without Lasix In 2018: McPeek, Rivelli Top All U.S. Trainers

In 2018, according to records maintained by The Jockey Club, 10,146 starts were made by horses without Lasix in the U.S. out of a total of 279,774. That equates to only 3.6%. Lasix is the commonly used name for the potent diuretic furosemide (though its trade name was changed to Salix). This medication can mitigate […]

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Here We Go Again: CHRB Approves Third-Party Lasix

California is again on the road to adopting third-party fursoemide administration after a unanimous vote by the state’s horse racing board at a meeting on Thursday. According to a report by The Blood-Horse, there was considerably less debate over the measure, which would bring the state into line with the National Uniform Medication Program, than there has […]

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Combating A Culture Of Cheating: A Matter Of Trust

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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Vet Fined $1,000 For Missing Lasix Shot That Forced Scratch Of Delaware Park Stakes Horse

Dr. Robert Campbell has been fined $1,000 by Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission stewards for failing to give Juddmonte Farms’ Suffused a pre-race furosemide (Lasix or Salix) treatment as scheduled, necessitating the filly’s scratch from last Saturday’s $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park. Campbell, who was one of the third-party veterinarians retained by the commission […]

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Gulfstream Track Vet Marquis Fined For Failure To Cooperate With State Investigators

Dr. Patricia Marquis, the attending track veterinarian for Gulfstream Park, has been fined $250 for failure to fully cooperate with investigative staff employed by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. The staff members were routinely investigating the deaths of Thoroughbreds injured while racing at the South Florida track in 2014 […]

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Florida: Race-Day Medication Limited To Lasix Starting July 1

Beginning July 1, the anti-bleeding medication furosemide – commonly known as Salix or Lasix – will be the only therapeutic agent that can be administered on race days at Florida Thoroughbred tracks, including Tampa Bay Downs. The new restrictions are a result of legislation signed earlier this month by Florida Gov. Rick Scott requiring the […]

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KY: After Heated Debate, Racing Commission Sets 24-Hour Lasix Threshold

During its meeting May 6, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a 24-hour threshold level for furosemide (Lasix/Salix). This follows the commission’s decision earlier this year to allow racetracks to write races that prohibit race-day administration of the drug. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, prior to the commission’s decision there was much debate […]

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Jockey Club: EIPH Study Supports Call for Race-Day Medication Ban

Editor’s Note: The Jockey Club believes that horses should compete only when they are free from the influence of medication. The following essay, written by Matt Iuliano, the executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, provides insights into a recent study pertaining to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and long-term racing performance. A […]

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