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Lasix ruling only a small step forward

Performance-enhancing drugs at the track

Originally Published: July 16, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

Amid all the hand wringing about performance-enhancing drugs in sports, from accusations against Roger Clemens, to Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong and the headlines they generate seemingly daily, there remains one sport where athletes are routinely drugged on the day of competition. And there's no great public outcry against it.

You can't call it horse racing's dirty little secret, because there is no secret to what goes on at the track. Racehorses are shot up with Lasix, a drug that ...

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