Breakdowns

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Horse Racing Safe Act

2019-06-30T10:10:50-05:00June 30th, 2019|

  Horse Racing Safe Act by Jo-Claire Corcoran There are so many pressing issues facing the Thoroughbred Racing industry these days, breakdowns, track conditions, medications, aftercare, lower attendance and the ever-present threat of slaughter. All connected in one way or another.     There is no one answer, there is no [...]

Santa Anita to Keep 2019 Breeders’ Cup

2019-06-27T19:26:19-05:00June 27th, 2019|

  In what turned out to be a unanimous vote, the Breeders' Cup committee voted to keep the 2019 event at Santa Anita. There was widespread speculation they might move the Breeders' Cup to Churchill Downs, or even Del Mar in response to the rash of fatal breakdowns at the [...]

Is It Lasix?

2019-03-28T19:18:03-05:00March 27th, 2019|

  Is Lasix Causing Breakdowns at Santa Anita? By Peter Lee   The recent rash of injuries and deaths at Santa Anita have sparked several rule changes instituted by the Stronach Group - namely, banning the use of the diuretic Lasix on race day, something that will be phased in [...]

Buckle Up

2019-03-20T10:37:30-05:00March 20th, 2019|

    Buckle up! The road to change is bumpy. By Kate Richards                                                        One of the essential 21st century courses taught today in [...]

Santa Anita to Allow Lasix

2019-03-17T06:20:26-05:00March 17th, 2019|

In the latest in what has become a sad joke at the expense of our equine athletes and the entire Thoroughbred Racing Industry, Santa Anita has now backed off their Lasix ban for a possible phase out of the drug. Let us be clear, this is not about Lasix right [...]

A Conundrum

2019-03-14T13:27:43-05:00March 14th, 2019|

  Twenty-one (21) fatal breakdowns since December 26th at one meet is a lot by any measure. I'd venture to say that number is too high for it to be coincidental, remaining cognizant that breakdowns are inherent to the sport. Track management has set forth a new set of protocols [...]