Breakdowns

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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 [...]