Furosemide ban in 2-year-old stakes sought

Updated: August 10, 2011, 7:41 PM ET
By Matt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The American Graded Stakes Committee has approved a measure to require that the diuretic furosemide be banned in 2-year-old stakes in 2012 for the races to remain eligible for the grades it assigns, the committee said on Wednesday, upping the ante in a struggle that is pitting many owners and breeders against trainers on the issue of the race day use of drugs.

In a statement, the chairman of the committee, which is administered by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders ...

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