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Monday, April 13, 2015

National HBPA President Robin Richards Pens Op-Ed on Lasix-Free Racing in Lexington Herald-Leader

Robin Richards, president and chairperson of the board for the National HBPA, has penned an op-ed that ran in the April 13 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader about why a plan to try Lasix(Salix)-free racing in Kentucky is not only divisive but also potentially harmful to horses and their riders.

"Owners, trainers and veterinarians choose the use of this one therapeutic medication to help ensure the safety and welfare of their animals, just as millions of people in the world use Lasix," Richards wrote. "Should folks feel otherwise, they may race their horses without Lasix at any time. Every day, horses are racing Lasix-free across the country and Canada already, and many beat those who do race on Lasix."

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