Racehorse Trainer Panel Discusses Controversial Medications

Furosemide, clenbuterol, and owner education were among the topics discussed during the Welfare Summit.
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The use of racehorse medications and importance of owner education were among the topics discussed during a trainer panel comprised of Kellyn Gorder, Tom Proctor, and Phil Sims at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held Oct. 16 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.

In light of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s (KHRC) recent approval of an administrative regulation that would ban the use of furosemide on race-day in graded and listed stakes, the Kentucky-based trainers shared their thoughts on the subject.

Both Proctor and Sims proclaimed they were in favor of the use of furosemide, an anti-bleeding medication also known as Lasix or Salix.

Under the regulation–which now must make its way through a lengthy legislative review process–furosemide would not be permitted in graded or listed stakes for 2-year-olds in 2014. The prohibition would expand until it includes all horses in graded or listed stakes in Kentucky by 2016

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Esther Marr is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.

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