by Dave Grening
After allowing a
horse to run on Lasix when he wasn’t scheduled to race on the anti-bleeding
medication, the New York Racing Association has made a change to its in-house
protocal in terms of reporting on Lasix.
The four Lasix
veterinarians will call in to their supervisor after they have treated horses
scheduled to run in the first two races on a given card. Then, the Lasix
veterinarians will meet following the second race as had been their usual
The change, which
went into effect Thursday, came following an incident in which the horse Summer
Sunset won a race Dec. 29 while running on Lasix when he wasn’t supposed to
have been given the medication. Summer Sunset won the second race on Dec. 29.