2009 Bute & Lasix Rules
Rockingham Park


Phenylbutazone (“Bute”) – A horse may receive Phenylbutazone 24 hours before the race in which it is scheduled to start. The trainer of record of the horse may perform the oral administration of Phenylbutazone. Phenylbutazone, which is injected intravenously, must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.

Each horse receiving Phenylbutazone orally or intravenously must be on a Request for Phenylbutazone Use Form, which is provided by the New Hampshire Racing Commission, and must be signed by the trainer of record. This form must be received at the Judges’ Office no later than 10
:00 A.M. – 48 hours prior to said horse’s next start. Once a request is filed, said horse shall remain on Phenyl- butazone.

To remove a horse from the Phenylbutazone Use List, the Phenyl-butazone Removal Form, which is provided by the New Hampshire Racing Commission, must be signed by the trainer of record and filed. The form must be received at the Judges’ Office no later than 10
:00 A.M. – 48 hours prior to said horse’s next start.

If any horse on the Phenylbutazone Program changes hands either by sale
, a claim or otherwise; it shall be the responsibility of the new trainer to fill out a new application for the use or removal of Phenyl-butazone.

Two year olds shall not be allowed on the Phenylbutazone Program.

Violations will be subject to fines and/or suspension.

Furosemide (“Lasix”)  - Horses qualified for medication and so indicated on the Official Bleeders List shall be treated at least 4 hours to post time for the race for which the horse is entered.

The Lasix dosage administered shall not exceed 250 mg. nor be less than 150 mg.







The use of furosemide shall be permitted under the following circumstances on association grounds where a detention barn is utilized:
(a) Furosemide shall be administered at the direction of the official veterinarian no later than the following times for each race number:

1 - 9:00 AM
2 - 9
:20 AM
3 - 9
:40 AM
4 - 10
:00 AM
5 - 10
:20 AM
6 - 10
:40 AM
7 - 11
:00 AM
8 - 11
:20 AM
9 - 11
:40 AM
10 - 12
:00 AM

(b) A horse qualified for furosemide administration must be brought to the detention barn within time to comply with the administration requirement specified above.

Restrictions from racing following bleeding
:
A horse that bleeds shall be restricted from ENTERING at any facility under the jurisdiction of this commission based on a twelve (12) month period starting from the first EIPH (Exercise Induced Pulimonary Hemorraging) as follows:
(a) 1st Time – ten (10) days
(b) 2nd Time – thirty (30) days
(c) 3rd Time – a minimum of thirty (30) days on the Vet’s List to be removed at the discretion of the Commission Veterinarian after a satisfactory workout.
(d) 4th Time – barred for life.

A horse which has been placed on a Bleeder’s List in another juris- diction may be placed on a Bleeder’s List in this jurisdiction provided that the other jurisdiction’s criteria for the identification of bleeders are satisfactory in this jurisdiction.

Two year olds will not be allowed on the Furosemide Program.