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Old 11-25-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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Sildenafil Citrate

Do they test for this in most tracks in North America?
For those who don't know, it is the main ingredient in Viagra.
"Professional sports players have been using drugs such as Viagra thinking that the opening of their blood vessels will enrich their muscles, therefore enhancing their performance"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viagra

I noticed cases where the drug was seized:
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/HorseRacin...49477-sun.html

I also found that recently there was a suspension in Iowa (Prairie Meadows):
http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nat...e-meadows.html

and in Macau, a trainer was given a harsh sentence (the way it should be) after two horses tested positive for sildenafil:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/othe...ng/3067575.stm

The reason I'm bringing this up is that I'm pretty convinced that there are some popular undetectable drugs being used right now. Not only do they enhance the performance of horses, I think the enhancement doesn't last long and these types of drugs have a very negative affect on horses long term (much like EPO, DPO).
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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Viagara is tested for in New York State at both the thoroughbred and the harness tracks. There were some sildenifil (viagara) positives in the early 2000's that were prosecuted in N.Y.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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Viagara is tested for in New York State at both the thoroughbred and the harness tracks. There were some sildenifil (viagara) positives in the early 2000's that were prosecuted in N.Y.
I'm suspicious of the drug because in Ontario the only thing I found was that it showed up in a drug bust. And the person busted was definitely supplying to horsemen.
Where are all the positives?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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Sildenafil Citrate

Commonly referred to as an upper.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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are they testing the trainers for it?
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:33 PM   #6
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Wouldn't that induce excessive drag on a horse ?
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:06 PM   #7
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I'm suspicious of the drug because in Ontario the only thing I found was that it showed up in a drug bust. And the person busted was definitely supplying to horsemen.
Where are all the positives?
My guess is that a lot of tracks donít test for a lot of things. I recall reading a thing about the Preakness where they said that they tested for about twice as much stuff as they normally would. That pretty much says it all.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
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Wouldn't that induce excessive drag on a horse ?
Not if you wanted the lower 40 acres plowed.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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I always thought when the announcer called that the 8 horse was up in front , that he was on the lead.....maybe I have been wrong all these years
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:05 PM   #10
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Don't horses incur side effects ??

In the two times that I've tried Viagara, I got a vicious headache both times. Heart rate increased. Got flush. That was enough.

Wouldn't horses incur side effects as well? You know, horses CAN and DO get headaches. And a drug wouldn't be the only cause.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:46 PM   #11
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In the two times that I've tried Viagara, I got a vicious headache both times. Heart rate increased. Got flush. That was enough.

Wouldn't horses incur side effects as well? You know, horses CAN and DO get headaches. And a drug wouldn't be the only cause.

Im wondering if you had to go to the doctor after 4 hours!
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or perhaps the Guiness Book of Records Office
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:25 PM   #14
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It may be hard on the horses, but it sure does lead to some stiff competition.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:36 PM   #15
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Smile Viagra

I have heard reports that alot of horses have been making calls to there local vet saying they have had an erection that has lasted more than four hours.

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