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Martin: "We Have A Very Good Story To Tell"

December 28, 2011:

"Horse racing has the most aggressive drug testing program...We test for more substances at deeper levels, and our standards are stricter than the International Olympic Committee's....read on

RCI Alters Lasix Administration Policy

December 13, 2011:

Several changes were recently adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Model Rules Committee, including rules limiting who can administer race-day furosemide and the reporting of changes to the condition of a horse on race day...read on

RMTC Board Approves Race Day Lasix

October 11, 2011:

At its October 6 meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors heard important updates from the race day medication, drug testing initiative (DTI) and research committees...read on

Legislation Banning Lasix Filed In NY

September 14, 2011:

On Tuesday, September 13, legislation was introduced in New York which would ban the use of furosemide (lasix) on any horse performing in a state-sanctioned...read on

Bleeder Restrictions Recommended

August 25, 2011:

Earlier this week, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council made a recommendation to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in regard to bleeder medications and the use of lasix...read on

US HBPA: Don't Ban Lasix

July 25, 2011:

Due to its effectiveness in treating Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association in the United States has announced that it is against a race-day ban on lasix, which bucks current industry trends...read on

Stronach Looks To Ban Race-Day Meds

July 20, 2011:

Frank Stronach has asked Florida's pari-mutuel wagering director for help in implementing a proposed program which would get ride of all race-day medications for three-year-olds at Gulfstream Park...read on

Lasix Policies Revisited, Again

July 18, 2011:

The Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee (DTSP) of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) will hold a special meeting later this month in Saratoga Springs, NY to consider expert opinions relevant to the association’s review of current regulatory policy...read on

Breeders' Cup Limiting Medications

July 15, 2011:

According to a release, effective 2012, two-year-old thoroughbreds participating in Breeders' Cup races will be banned from competing with lasix in their systems. There is much more scheduled for the 2013...read on

Race-Day Drug Situation A Quagmire?

June 6, 2011:

“This has been a constant debate in racing for a long time, and I think it's going to continue to be unless someone comes in and mandates it...read on

"I'd Like To See The FBI Get Involved"

May 25, 2011:

Prior to the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes this past weekend at Maryland's Pimlico Race Course, NBC's Bob Costas had the chance to interview Barry Irwin, the head of Team Valor, which owns Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom...read on

Legislation Proposed To Ban Drug Users

April 29, 2011:

A pair of U.S. lawmakers will unveil legislation next week that calls for a national ban as penalty for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing...read on

RCI Board Votes To Revisit Lasix Policy

April 28, 2011:

The Board of Directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) voted without objection this week in favour a resolution calling for the re-examination of whether its current policy pertaining to furosemide (lasix) should be continued...read on

Lasix Effective In Treating Racehorses?

December 3, 2010:

The Fall 2010 edition of Equine Guelph's Research Update features an article by Natalie Osborne which tackles the subject of respiratory issues with racehorses. A segment of the article discusses furosemide, commercially known as Lasix, which many argue the pros, cons, and effectiveness of....read on

Norman Explains Poof Shes Gone's Issue

August 9, 2010:

After a seemingly inexplicable break during Saturday's $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack, trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman has told Trot Insider that the connections now know the issue that 2009 O'Brien Award winner Poof Shes Gone was fighting...read on


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