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Cup to ban race-day medication

Updated: July 17, 2011, 12:27 AM ET
By Matt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

Horses entered in the five Breeders' Cup races for juveniles in 2012 will be prohibited from using the diuretic Lasix on race day to treat bleeding in the lungs, according to a policy adopted by the Breeders' Cup on Thursday.

The directive will lead to the ban of all race-day drugs at the organization's year-end event by 2013, the organization said.

The partial ban for next year is the strongest measure to be taken by any organization in North American racing since efforts began ...

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