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Studies Prove the Obvious About Female Jocks & Furosemide

A couple of scientific studies on horse racing were recently highlighted in the media. Both were met by skeptics with a response of: “You needed a scientific study to tell us that?” The first, from the British Horseracing Authority’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group and the University of Liverpool, proclaimed that female jockeys are just as good as their male counterparts when given the opportunity. The second study, from Dr. Heather Knych at the University of California-Davis, concluded the anti-bleeding medication furosemide is more effective when given four hours before performance than 24 hours before. The BHA report, titled “Are Girls Any Good?” and written by Vanessa Cashmore, analyzed the number of licensed female jockeys in the United Kingdom, the number and quality of their mounts, and their success ratio. While the full study has yet to be published, Cashmore concludes, based on the data, “Female performance was seen to…

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