CHRB Passes Third-Party Lasix Administration: Blood-Horse 6/16/16

By: Jeremy Balan Though many local veterinarians again voiced opposition, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day furosemide June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park. The final step for the measure to be officially enacted is approval by the California Office of Administrative Law. The CHRB voted 5-0—with member Steve Beneto

CHRB to Again Consider Third-Party Lasix: Blood-Horse 6/2/16

By: Frank Angst The California Horse Racing Board will again consider adopting a third-party Lasix administration policy at its regular meeting June 16. The rule on third-party Lasix administration on race day is on the agenda for the June 16 CHRB meeting, confirms spokesman Mike Marten. The rule would meet the standards of the Association of Racing

Precise Moment Tests Positive: Trinidad Express 5/5/16

By: Glen Mohammed PRECISE MOMENT, has become the first horse to return a positive sample since threshold levels were introduced. The levels became law on April 2, 2015. The Shaffique Khan-trained creole tested positive for Furosemide (Lasix), which is administered to horses entered to race four hours before their race. His sample was in excess

Adoption of Penalty System Considered Key: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

By: Tom LaMarra Of the four major components of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said he expects that to change. New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman, during a presentation at the Racing Officials

Challenge Hair Testing Requirements: AQHA.Com 3/29/16

By: AQHA The Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships are set to take place at Los Alamitos Race Course in California on October 29. The conditions for the Challenge were issued on October 15, 2015, and included for the first time mandatory hair testing for clenbuterol, beginning with the regional qualifying races and all Championship

Studies on Lasix Administration Progressing:Blood-Horse 3/23/16

By: Frank Angst In a presentation at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March 23 in New Orleans, Jockey Club executive director Matt Iuliano highlighted studies examining the efficacy of administering furosemide at least 24 hours before a race. RCI president Ed Martin noted that some conference presentations will allow member commissioners to see

Study of EIPH in 2-Year-Olds Completed: The Blood-Horse 1/6/16

By: Tom LaMarra A study designed to determine the levels of exercise-industry pulmonary hemorrhage in 2-year-olds racing in South Florida is complete, but the data won't be released until a scientific paper is published after peer review. The study, which involved 814 endoscopic examinations, was headed by Dr. Stephen Selway of the Gulfstream Equine Surgical

Conway Finds Lasix-Free Races Regulation Unconstitutional: Thoroughbred Daily News 12/23/15

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has found unconstitutional a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission regulation that permits racetracks to conduct races for which horses could not be treated with the legal anti-bleeder medication furosemide, according to a release Wednesday from the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Agreeing with the position of the Kentucky HPBA, Conway’s

CHRB Moves Forward on Third-Party Lasix: The Blood-Horse 9/16/15

By Jeremy Balan Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16 at Los Alamitos Race Course. The CHRB approved a motion to send the