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07 Nov 09 13:19
Date Joined: 22 May 08
| Topic/replies: 44 | Blogger: wherethefenianssleep's blog
interesting that their only runner to be administered lasix won.
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Report Vubiant November 7, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
Where can I get some ?
Report downallstar November 7, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
Mexico, over the counter, lowers bp i think.
Report Doyler1987 November 7, 2009 2:03 PM GMT
Bit hard to measure considering only had two runners..! One of them chucking her work rider off whenever she could, and the other too out of it on drugs to care :D
Report by purpose November 8, 2009 9:47 AM GMT
Having reflected on the weekend at Santa Anita the outfit are a shower of spoofers and you should hit the mute button when they come on the airwaves.
Report downallstar November 8, 2009 9:55 AM GMT
Mcm :(
Report Kelly November 8, 2009 11:43 AM GMT
The use of Lasix in USA devalues the performance of any horse which races on it . What speed would Usain Bolt attain if he was allowed to run with any sort of administered drug ?

Anything which deadens or prevents "internals " has to improve performance on the stated day .

What it does long-term is another question .
Report BJG November 9, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
AIDAN O'BRIEN emerged disappointed but undeterred after a Breeders' Cup in which Ballydoyle's highest-profile runners, notably Rip Van Winkle, Mastercraftsman and Lillie Langtry, failed to add to the success of Man Of Iron in the opening race, the Marathon.

Ironically, Man Of Iron was the only O'Brien runner to be given Lasix, after a decision was taken to change the stable's medication policy and, as a general rule, not administer the anti-bleeding drug for Breeders' Cup races.

Medication is one of several issues that O'Brien indicated would be reviewed by Coolmore's training operation in an attempt to improve the stable's Breeders' Cup record, which has been disappointing.

Man Of Iron's victory broke a losing run of six years and 28 runners since High Chaparral dead-heated for the Turf in 2003, having won the race the previous year. O'Brien's other Cup winner was Johannesburg in the2001 Juvenile.

This year, the Ballydoyle team was made up entirely of two- and three-year-olds, and O'Brien said on Sunday: "For our three-year-olds, there are a lot of races to run in on the way to the Breeders' Cup. The workload is tough.

"They started training in the spring, when the ground was soft, worked hard and then had a summer of competitive races. They are not machines.

"We need to try to keep improving and tweaking things. We have a lot of high- class two-year-olds and we have to look at maybe giving some of them an easier time in the summer next year.

"If we have suitable older horses, that is easier because they don't start training as early.We also need to have another look at medication. We took the view that our horses didn't need Lasix at home and we would run them the natural way over here, but perhaps there is a case for doing as the Romans do when in Rome."
Report downallstar November 9, 2009 11:11 AM GMT
Kelly, you're spot on, drugs do devalue the win! And Coolmore knew this. Thats what happened in france after WW2, thier breeding industry was destroyed by the nazi's, and to get things up again they allowed all sorts of drugs to be used; was only when these horses(that won everything) went to stud they proved to be useless sires!
Report soapp November 9, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
Still Down, they are even more devalued if they end up as also rans!!
Report jackdaws November 10, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
ballydoyle should try weetabix!!
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