Race-day Lasix in non-graded stakes remains in place

Friday, January 6, 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023

Given the delay in the launch of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority's Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, the existing regulations governing the use of Lasix in Maryland remain in effect.

Currently, administration of Lasix is not permitted within 48 hours of a race for graded stakes and all 2-year-old races, including stakes. Race-day Lasix is permitted in all other races, including non-graded stakes. Please note that the Laurel Park stakes book and January condition book indicate Lasix isn't permitted within 48 hours in non-graded stakes, but that is not correct.