Keyword: Bute

  • Kentucky HBPA 'Disappointed' With Override

    The Kentucky HBPA said Aug. 31 it is "frustrated and extremely disappointed" with the decision by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to override a vote by a legislative committee that found new equine medical rules deficient.

  • Salix

    Groups Critical of KY Medication Rules Vote

    Two national organizations said Aug. 28 they find it "troubling" factions in Kentucky horse racing are opposing medication regulations proposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission but shot down by a legislative committee.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    WV Sets Salix Meeting; Updated Rules Filed

    The West Virginia Racing Commission has officially scheduled a meeting for Sept. 17 to take comments from industry representatives on the use of furosemide, also known as Salix or Lasix, on race day.

  • New York Revises Bute Administration Rule

    New York is returning to a standard banning the use of phenylbutazone in horses in the 48 hours leading up to a race. The state Racing and Wagering Board on Feb. 29 adopted a final rule revising the Bute time and threshold.

  • Romans to Begin 7-Day Suspension

    Trainer Dale Romans is to begin serving a seven-day suspension Feb. 13 stemming from a positive test on one of his horses for phenylbutazone after a race last November at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form reports.

  • Approval of Bute Rule Slowed in Louisiana

    A Louisiana Senate committee rejected an emergency rule approved by the Louisiana State Racing Commission to lower the testing threshold level for phenylbutazone from 5 micrograms per milliliter to 2 micrograms.

  • RCI Board Votes to Lower Bute Threshold

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors voted Oct. 22 to lower the threshold level for phenylbutazone from five micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum to two.

  • Give Bute the Boot - By Eric Mitchell

    Few issues in horse racing fire up people's emotions like medication. A couple of years ago the target was anabolic steroids, and the industry reacted quickly.

  • Upset Lingers Over Proposed Bute Regulation

    The largest horsemen's group in the country continues to call for the racing industry to perform thorough research before it continues with its plan to lower the testing threshold for phenylbutazone.

  • Model Rules Committee OKs New Bute Standard

    The Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International has voted 12-0, with one abstention, to recommend lowering the threshold of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Phenylbutazone.

  • Officials Cite Progress Made in Drug Testing

    Laboratories that test samples for the presence of drugs in California, Delaware, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and other states have signed letters of intent to submit to accreditation.

  • Commentary: Culture Change

    <i>By Bobby Trussell</i> - Fifty years ago, the average number of lifetime starts per runner was more than 40. Now, shockingly, it is less than 14. Why? What has changed so much?

  • Shock-Wave Regulations, Threshold Levels Sought

    Kentucky officials will consider regulations for use of shock-wave therapy in racehorses and also whether money for equine drug research should be spent on establishing threshold levels and withdrawal times for permitted medications.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    The New Breed

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- By almost any measure, Thoroughbreds racing today are not much faster and certainly less durable than their ancestors.

  • New York Bill Would OK Race-Day Bute

    The use of phenylbutazone would be permitted on race days in New York under legislation recently proposed by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, a Yonkers Raceway booster. In New York, the pain-killer can't be administered to a horse within 48 hours of a race.

  • Montjeu To Run on Bute in Turf

    Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor's Montjeu will not be administered lasix prior to the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), but the 4-year-old colt will be racing on bute in the 1 1/2-mile race, trainer John Hammond told Sporting Life.