McPeek filly to follow winning formula in Pocahontas Stakes

You can take your pick of fillies who recorded maiden victories on dirt at Saratoga, Del Mar, Gulfstream Park, Colonial Downs, Ellis Park or Indiana Grand, but I’m going to play outside the box and favor #6 Morning Gold, whose maiden victory came on grass at Saratoga.

Exploring the Advantages of First-Time Lasix

Cairo Cat (left) rallies to defeat Tight Ten in the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography If you’ve followed horse racing for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard phrases like “first-time Lasix” or “racing without Lasix.” But what does it all mean? For the most part, racehorses in North America are treated with Lasix a few hours prior to post time in order to lessen the likelihood of them suffering from exercise-induced pulmonary [...]

Lasix in Horse Racing: To Be or Not To Be

Lasix is a diuretic that increases urine productions and frequency. It has been given to horses for decades in the U.S. as a way to reduce or prevent nose bleeds. There is a noticeable speed increase when a horse uses Lasix. It is most noticeable when the horse is using it for the first or second time.  Not only does Lasix help with urine production, it also lowers blood pressure in the lungs. The effects last around 3 to 4 [...]