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    Member Yearling richard1955 will become famous soon enough
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    The perfect example of HIPA rights human vs equine

    I am not sure how this is handled withing the "rules" of PROFESSIONAL sports in Europe
    (futbol, rugby, basketbal, etc) ?

    But Tom Brady is back in the Super Bowl. Of course we all heard about the "injury" to his throwing hand ( 8 stitches is all we know) Will we EVER know more ? Not under HIPA

    What we don't know ( and NEVER will because of HIPA ) is what "meds" the team DOCTOR (medical staff) PRESCRIBED ? So he could play ? PERCOCET ? VICODINE ?

    BILLIONS of $$ will be bet on the SUPER BOWL. But Tom Brady ( or ANY professional athlete ) ?
    Tiger Woods and his "back" problems come to mind ? NEVER will have to submit a urine sample ?
    And any results, and what drugs any testing would show, are PROTECTED under HIPA.

    HORSES do NOT have HIPA rights ? So why is the public, that bets their dollar on LIMITED pre-post information not entitled to see the COMPLETE results of which horses race on what ?

    And similarly, why can't trainer's see what "meds" other trainers in the SAME race are using ?

    Sometimes it isn't enough to just know that a horse "passes" ? The bigger question is WHY that horse has certain medications in their system at all ?

    Just because a horse ( or human athlete ) "pass", doesn't mean that they are "clean" ie: Lance Armstrong

    There aren't any Russian Horses in the "winter olympics" But it will be interesting to see IF the Russians equestrians are invited to TOKYO in 2018 ?

    IMHO
    Richard DuCHARME

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    opps. 2020 in Tokyo

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