Thoroughbred Daily News reports that Taraz, a three-year-old filly, was euthanized today after a training accident at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.
The horse fractured her left pastern in a workout, the publication reported.
The news was circulated to Arkansas media by Martin Irby, executive director of Animal Wellness Action, which is pressing Oaklawn and Arkansas congressmen to join support for proposed federal legislation aimed at standardizing rules on medicating horses,, including a ban on race-day medication.
A statement distributed by Irby’s organization also said that another horse at Oaklawn, Devil’s Drama, was “vanned off” from the track Saturday. The organization said it was unable to get more information about the horse. The statement said the horse had been using Lasix a drug that can cause bone loss and contribute to fractures.