Copyright 2019 Kentucky Thoroughbred Association & Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & BreedersA coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021. Coalition racetracks that have signed on to this initiative include all tracks owned or operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and The Stronach Group as well as Del Mar, Keeneland, Lone Star Park and Remington Park, Los Alamitos Racecourse (Thoroughbred), Oaklawn Park and Tampa Bay Downs. Taken together these tracks represent 86% of the stakes races assigned graded or listed status in the United States in 2018. The coalition tracks will work diligently with their respective horsemen’s associations and racing commissions towards implementing this effort., 18 Apr 2019 13:54:00 GMT2019-04-18T13:54:00Major US RAcing Organizations Announce Plans to Implement Prohibition of Race-Day Medication Two-Year-Old Lasix Ban to Start in 2020; Stakes Races Lasix Ban in 2021Churchill Downs Incorporated on Thursday announced significant initiatives to improve safety protocols and procedures ahead of the 2019 Kentucky Derby. These initiatives highlight the company’s strong and ongoing commitment to equine and jockey safety., 18 Apr 2019 13:49:00 GMT2019-04-18T13:49:00Churchill Downs emphasizes safety ahead of 2019 Kentucky Derby, 16 Oct 2012 09:39:58 GMTen-us