TOM LaMARRA writing for The Horse reports:
In advance of an expected vote by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) June 13, the American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC) reaffirmed its desire to ban all race-day medication in graded stakes for 2-year-olds.
The KHRC already has prepared a draft regulation that will be discussed and most likely voted upon. It calls for a three-year phase-out of race-day furosemide, also called Salix or Lasix, in graded and listed stakes from 2013-15. Furosemide is used to try to prevent or lessen the effects of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.