Bull. There's no document that has the Lasix dosage. Different states have different allowable dosages.. The fact that the horse is a certified bleeder is documented on his electronic eligibility "papers" with the USTA.
This was a THOUGHT Elsie.
I see Delaware made their visit to Showplace Farms. Read the article below. The various trainers were contacted the day before and were told to have the horse ready for sampling.
I bet you the Clorox was busy yesterday.
Harrington, DE --- The Delaware Harness Racing Commission broke new ground on Tuesday (July 24) with its out-of-competition testing program by traveling to three states collecting blood samples from eight horses scheduled to race on Governor’s Day (Thursday, July 26, at Harrington Raceway).
Racing Administrator Hugh Gallagher, in consort with DHRC Chief Investigator Robert Collison, decided to implement the out-of-competition rule regardless of the stabling location of the horses randomly selected for testing.
DHRC rules allow for “any horse entered within 60 days of the draw date” to be tested for EPO/DPO or other like blood oxygenating substances. The DHRC rule provides for a 10-year suspension and $10,000 fine, absent extraordinary circumstances, for the possession of or presence of EPO/DPO in any test sample.
After Mr. Gallagher had consulted with Official Forensic Chemist Joe Strug of Dalare Laboratories in Philadelphia, Pa., he met with Mr. Collison and DHRC Commission Veterinarian Annie Renzetti on Monday (July 23) at Harrington to go over the rule, protocols and field practices for the upcoming testing. The protocol included procuring the official USTA tattoo number and markings to properly identify each horse.
After the races were drawn, one race was randomly selected by lot to be tested. Mr. Collison contacted every trainer in the race by phone to make arrangements for testing the next day.
The horses were stabled in various locations including Showplace Farm in New Jersey and two other locations in Maryland.
At approximately 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday (July 24), Mr. Collison and Dr. Renzetti were joined by long standing Delaware DHRC Racing Official Brian Manges, who would identify each horse by tattoo and markings prior to Dr. Renzetti’s blood draws.
The team headed up the New Jersey Turnpike to Showplace and successfully obtained the required sample.
According to Chief Investigator Collison, “I believe we enjoyed complete success today. Our plan went flawlessly, collecting blood from eight horses stabled in three different states.”
Mr. Collison delivered all eight samples to Mr. Strug at Dalare Laboratories for ELISA screening tests.
Mr. Gallagher had high praise for this team.
“I am extremely grateful and fortunate to have three industry experts answer the call of duty on short notice and to successfully complete what in essence was a rapid deployment exercise. The DHRC is proud of the professionalism and courtesy manifested by these three individuals.”
The DHRC had prior experience with out-of-competition testing earlier in the year in compliance with a request from Dr. Lawrence Soma of the New Bolton Center. Dr. Soma had been retained by the DHRC as a consultant to thoroughly assess and analyze the DHRC’s Blood Gas Testing practices and procedures. One phase of his review called for testing horses at rest in their natural environment. Four trainers volunteered to work with the DHRC on that project which went very well.
Mr. Collison complimented the trainers on that occasion and Mr. Gallagher sent letters of appreciation. Mr. Collison again made reference to the trainers involved in yesterday’s out-of-competition testing.
“The trainers deserve recognition for their complete and trusting response to our requests. We could not have been shown more respect and cooperation.”
Mr. Gallagher concluded his comments on this operation by saying, “I believe that the overwhelming majority of horsemen competing in Delaware know that we have their best interests in mind. In turn, this sends a strong signal to the tracks that wagering on Delaware’s harness racing is a safe bet.
“Our testing programs are truly designed to level the playing field of competition and to permanently eliminate substances that become insidious to horses, such as EPO, from our jurisdiction (and hopefully the greater world of horse racing) once and for all.
“On behalf of our diligent Commissioners and the determined leadership of Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse (DSOA Special Appreciation Award–2005), we are all determined and committed to doing the very best we can to make Delaware’s harness racing programs first in integrity.”
It's RANDOM when they SHOW UP unannounced.
I would have to think Tony Soprano's garbage crew was busy.
The BLIND LEADING the BLIND. I can't say any more.