Raceday Salix errors frustrate Kentucky horsemen

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Cross-posted from TheHorse.com WRITTEN BY FRANK ANGST "Kentucky horsemen are losing patience with a new policy that requires regulatory veterinarians to administer furosemide (commonly known as Salix) on race day after mistakes have led to horses being scratched on consecutive race days at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, this November. "On Nov. 11 stewards scratched Booby… Continue reading Raceday Salix errors frustrate Kentucky horsemen

Q & A with trainer Glenn Thompson, a witness at the Hearing on raceday drugs

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On Monday, April 30, 2012, a subcommittee of the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce conducted a hearing on health and safety issues for horse and jockey in racing. Among the witnesses was Thoroughbred racehorse trainer, Glenn Thompson, who wrote the book "The Tradition of Cheating at the Sport of Kings". Founding President of… Continue reading Q & A with trainer Glenn Thompson, a witness at the Hearing on raceday drugs

New York horsemen present Medication Reform Policy

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Cross-posted from the Blood-Horse WRITTEN BY BLOOD-HORSE STAFF The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association April 13 announced a plan to reform medication policies in Thoroughbred racing. The five-point proposal, first presented last year, is designed to address many of the issues that have recently brought criticism to the sport. "While we are hoping for industry-wide… Continue reading New York horsemen present Medication Reform Policy