John Clay of the Lexington-Herald Leader writes: So how does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to the 1968 Kentucky Derby drug scandal? “The biggest difference is social media,” said Milton Toby, a Georgetown attorney who wrote the book “Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby.” “There wasn’t the 24-hour news… Continue reading John Clay: How does the 2021 Kentucky Derby drug scandal compare to Dancer’s Image in 1968?
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Dancer’s Image: The first horse to win…and lose the Kentucky Derby
By TOM LALLY | WHAS Ch. 11 News | May 10, 2021 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On a backdrop of the Vietnam war, social unrest, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Junior, a new scandal entered 1968 headlines. Dancer's image, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby, failed its drug test. Abby Fuller was there,… Continue reading Dancer’s Image: The first horse to win…and lose the Kentucky Derby
Horse racing quote from days gone by about Bute holds up equally today
While most of the debate on drugs in horse racing is currently focused on Lasix / Salix, the anti-bleeder medication given to every single horse who races in the US with very few exceptions, little is being said about Bute. Bute is the drug most identified when discussing injury-masking drugs and racehorses. In a previous… Continue reading Horse racing quote from days gone by about Bute holds up equally today