Racehorse Trainers Urge Race-Day Ban on Meds

High-profile trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher support the change.
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High-profile trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher support the change.

Reported by The Associated Press and printed in the Wall Street Journal

"NEW YORK — Todd Pletcher and D. Wayne Lukas are among a group of high-profile horse trainers urging a gradual elimination of race-day medication in the United States.

"Their proposal announced Friday calls for a ban on race-day mediation for 2-year-olds beginning next year, followed by a ban on medication for all horses in 2016. Currently, it is legal in the U.S. to use the drug furosemide on race day."

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