No Lasix, no Mike Repole-owned horses for this year’s Breeders’ Cup.
Repole, who could have had as many as six starters for next month’s
Breeders’ Cup races – including Stay Thirsty for the $5 million Classic –
said Wednesday that he will not send any horses to California for this
year’s event at Santa Anita. Stay Thirsty will make his final career
start in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 24.
Repole said one of the main reasons he is not sending horses to the
Breeders’ Cup is because Lasix will not be permitted for use in the five
2-year-old races. Four of the horses Repole was considering running in
the Breeders’ Cup – Overanalyze, Micromanage, Coconut Shrimp, and
Notacatbutallama – are 2-year-olds.