Articles posted July 17, 2009

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Stewart Granted Stay of Kentucky Suspension

Dr. Rodney Stewart, who was suspended five years by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for violating various medication violations including possession of cobra venom, has been granted a stay of that action until his appeal can be heard, according to a ruling by a Franklin (Kentucky) Circuit Court judge.

Increased Starters Boost Saratoga Purses

Increased Starters Boost Saratoga Purses

Saratoga purses will increase significantly based on the number of horses starting in each race, according to the new 2009 purse incentive program announced July 17 by The New York Racing Association (NYRA) for the six-week meet running from July 29 through Sept. 7.

Two East Texas Horses Die of EEE

Two horses in East Texas, one in Jasper County and the other in Newton County, have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Humans also are susceptible to EEE, which causes inflammation of the brain. The disease is spread by mosquitoes, and measures should be taken to prevent human and animal exposure to the biting pests.

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