Kentucky Judge Vacates Lasix Lawsuit Ruling

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Keeneland | Coady

Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate on Friday vacated his own ruling from June which dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association against Churchill Downs and Keeneland for implementing rules prohibiting the race-day use of Lasix in 2-year-olds, according to published reports. The KHBPA had sought a temporary injunction to prevent the rules from being implemented, but Wingate ruled June 1 that the organization lacked standing to bring the litigatation. In his Friday ruling, Wingate agreed with the KHBPA’s argument that it had not been given sufficient time to address the issue of its standing in the matter. His ruling paves the way for the lawsuit to continue with a date for oral arguments expected to be announced within the next 10 days.

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