Stronach Group, Horsemen Agree To Phase Out Lasix; Santa Anita Will Race Friday

According to the Daily Racing Form‘s Jay Privman, The Stronach Group and the Thoroughbred Owners of California have reached a deal regarding the use of Lasix at Stronach-owned Thoroughbred racetracks in California (Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields).

Instead of an immediate ban on Lasix as was suggested in TSG’s “Open Letter to the Thoroughbred Industry” released on Thursday, the diuretic will be eliminated beginning with 2-year-olds in 2020, or foals of 2018, said Alan Balch, executive director of the California Thoroughbred Trainers.

Additionally, the maximum dose of Lasix allowed on race day will be immediately decreased from 10 ccs to five.

Racing at Santa Anita Park was scheduled to resume on March 22, but that date was priginally delayed when the TOC struggled to reach an agreement with TSG officials. Now that the deal is in place, races will resume as scheduled on Friday.

Regarding Golden Gate Fields, entries for the 22nd were not taken as scheduled on Friday, according to radio correspondent Jon Lindo. Entries for the 23rd were scheduled to be taken today.

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