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Florida Horsemen Oppose Furosemide Ban

Furosemide (Lasix) is diuretic that has long been abused by both humans and horses to mask other illegal drug use. ~ HfH From: The Blood-Horse In response to a statement from 25 prominent horsemen calling for a ban on the race-day use of furosemide (Salix, commonly called Lasix), the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Full Article

Dreams at a Mexican horse-racing track…

From: The Washington Post By: Joshua Partlow and Gabriela Martinez MEXICO CITY — The 64 years that Arturo Ruiz Garcia has spent with the horses at the Hippodrome of ...Full Article

Congress Urged to Act in Response to Investigation of Horseracing Industry

Help urge our Congressmen to pass U.S. Senate Bill 973 and H.R. 2012 – find out how to contact them by click here. ~ HfH From: The Humane Society ...Full Article

Horse Dies In Infuriatingly Avoidable Accident At Churchill Downs

From: Deadspin By: Barry Petchesky Unless you reject the idea of horse racing, you have to accept that horses break down and are destroyed. It’s an unfortunate part of ...Full Article

U.S. Jockey Club may seek federal regulation of sport

“With the safety of our horses, the integrity of competition and the general perception of the sport all at risk, we cannot afford to wait any longer,” Ogden Mills ...Full Article

Horse deaths jump at Finger Lakes track

Twenty race horses euthanized at Finger Lakes this year From: herRochester.com By: Joseph Spector ALBANY — On a cloudy and windy day Oct. 26, Magestick Tomahawk looked like one ...Full Article

KPIX 5 Reports On Horse Auctions Brings Changes To Golden Gate Fields

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — A KPIX 5 investigation into the dark side of the horse racing industry has led to results. Following our series of reports, Golden Gate Fields ...Full Article

Blood, Sweat, and Wild Steeds

Inside the Longest, Toughest Horse Race on Earth From: ABC News By: Gloria Riviera, Alex Waterfield and Jackie Jesko Think you have what it takes to finish the longest, ...Full Article

Drugged horses slipping through ‘inadequate’ food system

The Spec, May 24, 2013   The horse “passport” Canada relies on to keep toxic meat off dinner tables around the world is open to fraud and error, a ...Full Article

Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a ‘sophisticated’ task

Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2013, Kevin Rector In a pair of low-slung green stables manned by security guards and watched by 24-hour surveillance cameras, a pack of brawny young ...Full Article