Pennsylvania bans use of Lasix

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has banned the use of race-day furosemide (Lasix) in both 2-year-old races and graded stakes races at the state’s Thoroughbred tracks, effective June 1, 2021.

“In order to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of Thoroughbred racehorses and to properly safeguard the integrity of racing, the Commission adopted this policy of limiting the use of Lasix as set forth below in accordance with national standards,” reads the Administrative Policy Notice distributed by the PSHRC.

In addition, an update from Pennsylvania HBPA executive director Todd Mostoller indicated that Tuesday racing will be added to the schedule at Penn National beginning June 8, with races being held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. – Paulick Report.

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