The Kentucky Derby winner Mage wore a mud patch on his nose while running at Churchill Downs on Saturday. After the race, he still wore it in the Winner’s Circle.
So what was it?
Apparently it’s kind of like breath light strip for horses.
According to Flair’s website, horse nose strips are believed to help open up the nasal passages, making it easier for the horse to take in oxygen. strip company touts its products as a drug-free way to “promote optimal health in equine athletes.”
But strips were all the rage at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup, according to a 2020 report by ABC News, but their was declining in popularityand not everyone was sold on its effectiveness.
At the same time, more states allowed the use of strips on racetracks. According to ABC, Kentucky was one of the first states to allow it.
In 2014, California Chrome wore the strips when he won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Debate over whether he’ll be allowed to wear it at Belmont Park Aim for the triple crown. Eventually, New York officials changed policy to allow them.
The MagnaWave logo was printed on the strips Mage wore at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.
MagnaWave shared a photo of the Derby winner wearing the strips in a Facebook post, saying Mage “uses MagnaWave every day and gave him a nose strip that happened to be worn at the Derby.” increase.
magna wave is a Louisville-based wellness company that offers “pulsed electromagnetic field” devices for use on livestock and pets.
According to the company’s website, “The MagnaWave machine has a unique electrical current running through a copper coil that creates a pulsed magnetic field.
For racehorses, the company says the machine “helps horses in their post-training routines by reducing pain and aiding recovery associated with muscle strain and lactic acid build-up. This will help you compete to the fullest, recover from injury or get to work as quickly as possible.Regular use of PEMF will help your horse relax, reduce pain and improve overall health. increase.”