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Stronach To Phase Out Race-Day Medication At US Tracks

Wednesday, 20th July 2011

In the US, Frank Stronach “hopes to phase out race-day medication at racetracks currently owned & operated by The Stronach Group” reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Multiple US Eclipse Award-winning owner-breeder Stronach (principal of the Adena Springs breeding & racing operations) “has sent a letter to Florida regulators requesting help with his plans to end race-day medication, specifically Salix (furosemide) which is often referred to as Lasix”. Stronach requested that current juveniles “not be allowed to race on Salix as race-day medications are phased out”. Stronach emphasised the policy change “is needed because the public is losing confidence in the sport” & noted: “There are great concerns between the horse racing community & the public with regard to medication for race horses, especially on race day.” Stronach also told US Daily Racing Form that he “hopes to put similar policies in place at his other tracks, including Santa Anita Park & Golden Gate Fields” in California.

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