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Old 05-19-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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He doesn't have breathing difficulties.

He's basically wearing a Breathe Right strip, like many athletes do for many sports. It is not an indicator of health nor does it improve performance.
Sure it improves his performance....if not he would not wear it.

The questions is will the ring steward OK it.....all tracks and states have their own rules.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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The nasal strips have been approved by the NYRA.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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California Chrome will be allowed to wear nasal strip

Looks like he is good to go.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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He doesn't have breathing difficulties.

He's basically wearing a Breathe Right strip, like many athletes do for many sports. It is not an indicator of health nor does it improve performance.
If it doesn't improve performance, what does horse need it for?
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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If it doesn't improve performance, what does horse need it for?
Maybe they should be banned from the NFL? Growth hormones are okay, but ban the breath rite strip?
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:25 AM
 
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If it doesn't improve performance, what does horse need it for?

I guess it sort of depends what you consider "performance enhancing". It does help horses breathe better while doing strenuous activity (much like for human athletes) - and the company website says it helps prevent lung bleeding. The lung bleeding is something that many horses can have after a race and is one of the reasons they are given Lasix. You can google "Flairstrips" to find out more.

Lasix is a drug, nasal strips are not. They are both a form of preventative, but one requires chemicals injected into the horse the other doesn't.

To me, performance enhancing is something like steroids (which Big Brown was given). In the case of nasal strips, if horses are given lasix with no issue (and I'm assuming NYRA allows lasix) why can't they have the nasal strips which really only open the nasal passages?

I can understand why folks would think it's performance enhancing, but I just disagree. There are much worse things horses have been given for racing which I would like to see gone before these nasal strips.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:25 AM
 
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California Chrome Cleared to Wear Nasal Strip at Belmont Stakes | NBC New York
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Originally Posted by lunetunelover View Post
I guess it sort of depends what you consider "performance enhancing". It does help horses breathe better while doing strenuous activity (much like for human athletes) - and the company website says it helps prevent lung bleeding. The lung bleeding is something that many horses can have after a race and is one of the reasons they are given Lasix. You can google "Flairstrips" to find out more.

Lasix is a drug, nasal strips are not. They are both a form of preventative, but one requires chemicals injected into the horse the other doesn't.

To me, performance enhancing is something like steroids (which Big Brown was given). In the case of nasal strips, if horses are given lasix with no issue (and I'm assuming NYRA allows lasix) why can't they have the nasal strips which really only open the nasal passages?

I can understand why folks would think it's performance enhancing, but I just disagree. There are much worse things horses have been given for racing which I would like to see gone before these nasal strips.
Not sure about now but Lasix was banned by NYRA at one time and maybe still
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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Not sure about now but Lasix was banned by NYRA at one time and maybe still
Thanks!

Just googled and apparently they began allowing it in 2011.
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