‘These Idiots Think That Is Going To Move The Needle’: Peter Miller Against California Stakes Lasix Ban

Trainer Peter Miller expressed his frustration with the 2021 ban of Lasix in all California stakes races in an interview with the Blood-Horse this week, as he is preparing to run both Texas Wedge and Hembree in Friday’s Grade 2 Joe Hernandez Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita. Neither horse has ever run without Lasix, according to Equibase.

Miller said asking the six and 7-year-olds (respectively) to do so is “inhumane,” because Lasix helps to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH).

Miller believes the Lasix ban in California stakes races was enacted as a response to anti-horse racing activists in the state, and argued that images of horses visibly bleeding from the nostrils will be now be publicized by those same groups.

“Talk about just shooting yourself in the foot. These idiots think that is going to move the needle. It’s going to move it the wrong way,” Miller said. “The people that like horse racing like it. People that don’t—Lasix doesn’t matter.”

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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