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I've been at the racing game for more than 40 years. This is the first time I've heard of this. The two guys charged have been at the top of the trainer standings in Southern California for a number of years now. (I met O'Neill once. I thought he was a pretty good guy.)

ML/NJ

1 posted on 04/28/2010 5:09:54 PM PDT by ml/nj
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Pls explain how this happens & why trainers would want it.


2 posted on 04/28/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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So, what is the elevated CO2 an indication of?

Horses running too fast?

3 posted on 04/28/2010 5:13:27 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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Why doesn’t California just post signs on every road coming into the state saying “We hate business! Leave!”


4 posted on 04/28/2010 5:16:53 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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I done wanna register.


6 posted on 04/28/2010 5:19:31 PM PDT by WSGilcrest ( The momentary value of any argument lies in the capacity of the mind to which it is addressed.)
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I know nothing about it, but Google found this at "Project Lasix":

"Lasix", is a powerful diuretic that causes fluids locked up in the horse's body tissues to be released and expelled in the urine. This has the effect of lowering the horse's blood pressure, particularly in the aorta and pulmonary artery. The lower blood pressure in the capillaries mitigates the problem of bleeding, thus, the horse's performance returns to a normal level. In addition, Lasix has the side effect of increasing the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the blood.

So, it appears elevated CO2 is a sign the horse has been doped with the diuretic Lasix.

8 posted on 04/28/2010 5:21:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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It’s called milk shaking(no relation to the tasty drink). Has nothing to do with Lasix. Lasix is used to prevent bleeding in the lungs.

All the suspension means is that the assistant trainer will train under his name, Mullins and O’Neill won’t be allowed on the track. But they probably will keep track of what’s going on off-site.


11 posted on 04/28/2010 5:37:49 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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