Keyword: race-day medication

  • Trainer todd Pletcher at the2013 kentucky Derby Post Position Draw...
© 2013 Rick Samuels/The Blood-Horse

    Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

    Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps

    Phipps Reissues Call for Drug-Free Racing

    Ogden Phipps said Oct. 6 a centralized regulatory body for horse racing would facilitate changes necessary to improve the integrity of the sport in the United States, but the chances of it happening are slim to none.

  • Dr. Larry Bramlage

    Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

    Two of three distinguished veterinarians being honored by the Thoroughbred Club of American, Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Gary Lavin, addressed medication use in racehorses during their acceptance speeches.

  • Florida Horsemen Oppose Furosemide Ban

    In response to a statement from 25 prominent horsemen calling for a ban on the race-day use of furosemide, the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Aug. 8 issued an open letter opposing changes.

  • Horsemen's Groups Circle Wagons on Lasix

    In response to several top trainers calling for the end of race-day furosemide, horsemen's groups throughout the country say they will continue to support the use of the diuretic to prevent or reduce the severity of EIPH.

  • WV Begins Long Process of Examining Salix

    The West Virginia Racing Commission heard the pros and cons of race-day furosemide use Sept. 17 and pledged to examine the steps necessary to implement mandatory administration of the anti-bleeding drug by third-party vets.

  • Maggie Moss at the "Truth About Lasix" forum.

    Quest to Ban Race-Day Salix Called 'Insanity'

    During a June 29 meeting that showed the battle over race-day furosemide is escalating, supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case -- that the medication is good for the racehorse -- to the public.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    For Regulators, Salix Debate Just Beginning

    Regulators around the country are examining the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's move to phase out race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes beginning in 2014, but there doesn't appear to be a rush to follow suit.

  • Salix (Furosemide)

    Furosemide Topic of Talkin' Horses Podcast

    The controversial subject of furosemide, the anti-bleeder medication widely used in North American racing, will be the subject of the next "Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse" live podcast at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 26.

  • AGSC Restates Desire for Salix Ban in Stakes

    In advance of an expected vote by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 13, the American Graded Stakes Committee reaffirmed its desire to ban all race-day medication in graded stakes for 2-year-olds.

  • Salix

    KY Salix Meeting: More Questions Than Answers

    During an oddly lopsided meeting on a proposal to phase-out use of furosemide on race day in listed and graded stakes in Kentucky, proponents of the therapeutic anti-bleeding medication made their case. But it may not matter.

  • Split Over Race-Day Salix Continues in KY

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 16 kept alive a proposed regulation to phase out over three years race-day furosemide for graded and listed stakes, but not before the Equine Drug Research Council voted to reject it.

  • Jockey Club Releases Letter on Salix Use

    The Jockey Club May 15 released an eight-page letter it submitted to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board the previous day in regard to use of the race-day medication and furosemide and other related issues.

  • Left to right: Nick Nicholson, Matt Iuliano, and Alan Foreman at the panel discussion on race-day medication, part of the first day of the University of Kentucky Equine Law Conference.

    Race-Day Drugs, Regulation Discussed by Panel

    The racing industry is closer to uniformity in drug regulations and penalties than many admit, but agreement on race-day anti-bleeding drugs in a "toxic" environment will require some heavy lifting, officials said May 2.

  • Racing Hearing

    Was Hearing a Self-Inflicted Black Eye?

    Thoroughbred racing got further bruises April 30 during an allegation-ridden congressional hearing into equine health and medication issues that furthered a call for federal intervention--at least on some level.

  • Furosemide, known as Salix or Lasix

    Proposed KY Salix Ban Fails on Split Vote

    An effort to make Kentucky the first state to ban the anti-bleeder medication furosemide for racing purposes failed April 16 when the state's Horse Racing Commission voted 7-7 not to approve it.

  • AGSC Postpones Race-Day Medication Ban

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee announced Feb. 24 it has postponed implementing a ban on race-day medication in graded stakes races for 2-year-olds in 2012.

  • Furosemide 'Myths' Discussed at Convention

    Panelists gathered for a Jan. 14 National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association forum said there is no scientific evidence supporting a ban on the use of furosemide on race day.

  • Race-Day Medication Pros and Cons Debated

    The pros and cons of race-day medication in racehorses were debated Nov. 14 during a lengthy meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Race Day Medication Committee at the state Capitol.

  • No Salix in Graded Stakes for 2YOs in 2012

    The American Graded Stakes Committee said Aug. 10 it will employ a pilot program that will ban race-day medications -- primarily the anti-bleeding drug Salix -- in graded 2-year-old stakes in 2012.

  • RMTC: Tighten Salix Rules, Ban Adjunct Drugs

    An industry consortium supports administration of Salix by regulatory veterinarians only and a ban on adjunct bleeder drugs, but will continue to study a pilot program proposal to ban the use of race-day Salix in 2-year-olds.

  • Florida Salix Plan Called 'Terrible Mistake'

    Gulfstream Park has not set a timetable for possible future contact with Florida racing regulators on chairman Frank Stronach's goal of phasing out use of legal race-day medications such as the anti-bleeding drug Salix.