No mistaking. There was milkshaking at Santa Anita, with a side order of doping, according to the New York Times. These things typically go unchecked like most of horse racing's unscrupulous activities. However, one would think the Santa Anita cheaters would have been a bit more subtle with a media "death watch" settled in at… Continue reading Milkshaking at Santa Anita
WALT BOGDANICH, writing for the The Rail of the New York Times reports: (June 9, 2012) Members of two Congressional committees investigating the drugging of racehorses have sent letters to racing regulators in 39 states seeking information on how trainers with multiple drug violations are disciplined and how often certain performance-enhancing treatments are used. The… Continue reading Congressional Committees seek information on drugging and shock waving racehorses
UPDATED 9:17 pm EST "I think it is regrettable. And it isn't the horse's fault and this is probably a very good horse. I don't know Mr. Reddam personally but I think he should be embarrassed that the trainer he has chosen does not have a clean record." So states Penny Chenery, referring to the… Continue reading Penny Chenery speaks out on horse racing, drugs and the Triple Crown
Cross-posted from The Rail, New York Times By SID GUSTAFSON DVM Human athletic regulators have deemed Lasix a doping agent, and horseracing regulators will eventually have to come to that appropriate conclusion. Lasix has significant potential to alter and enhance racehorse performance. As well, in my experience as both an attending veterinarian and a regulatory… Continue reading Sid Gustafson DVM discusses alkanization, Lasix and milkshaking
Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report asks the $15,000 question: How does a horse get an elevated carbon dioxide level without being administered a “milkshake,” a procedure that involves tubing a mixture of baking soda, water, and possibly other substances into a horse’s stomach four to six hours before a race? The question is in… Continue reading Ray Paulick asks when is a ‘milkshake’ not a milkshake. In horse racing.
Doug O'Neill, trainer of Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another, seems an affable enough guy. But the most devilish among us usually have a charming side. What appalls me about Doug O'Neill is that he drugs racehorses then acts as if he knows absolutely nothing about it. His brother Dennis is even more unbelievable. He… Continue reading The O’Neill brothers, the meaning of milkshakes and fixing of horse races