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take_a_deep_breathe
Feb. 25, 2011, 03:33 PM
If anyone is interested in seeing how corrupt this business is- take a look at the following letter!

http://www.pahbpa.com/NewsDisplay.asp?STORYID=673

http://www.patha.org/patha.org/images/PTHA%20Letter%20for%20web%201-31-11.jpg

The trainers who have had positives for this drug called Carisoprodol, get a measly slap on the wrist, telling them not to use it as it has no therapeutic use in racehorses. OK.. now this is a class 2 drug, is a muscle relaxer and also used to manage pain... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000717

MANY MANY of the big named trainers at Penn National and Parx have received positives for it. But get this, a bunch of them are using the excuse that the Pigeons got into the feed tubs of non-entered horses and contaminated the tubs of enterered horses and thats how the drug got into their systems... Believable- huh??

Whats sad is a lot of the small time trainers whose horses finished behind the positives- do not have the money to hire an attorney, to help defend them against the injustice being done to them.

So, once again it looks like the corruption will win..

sjdressage
Feb. 26, 2011, 02:39 PM
The mentality that you can use anything if they don't test for it is something I have heard more than once. Then they start testing for it and those that are caught get a warning.

It is my understanding that on race day there should be no medications in my horse's body other than bleeder medication and small amounts of a few listed anti-inflammatories (bute or banamine, etc.).

Introspect
Feb. 27, 2011, 05:57 PM
JC Guerrero 4 more wins today at Parx.
Business as usual.