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The History and Future of Synthetics

2019-04-06T16:55:11-05:00April 6th, 2019|

  The History and Future of Synthetics By Peter Lee   After a 23rd horse died at Santa Anita Park on March 31, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged horse racing officials to replace all racetracks in California to "the known-safest racing surface—a synthetic track."   Horse [...]

Vitamin E and Racehorses

2019-04-02T08:29:11-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

  How important is Vitamin E for the racehorse? Actually, Vitamin E plays several important roles. It helps in normal muscle function. It acts as a powerful antioxidant to protect the horse’s cell membranes and helps ward off disease. Horses that don’t get enough Vitamin E can suffer from fatigue, [...]

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 [...]