In the wake of a New York Times article and an NBC Nightly News segment focused on injuries to I'll Have Another and the medications used to treat the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Dr. Larry Bramlage issues a response.
Jockey Angel Serpa was sent to the hospital with a head injury after being unseated by his mount Kisses Required during the running of the fifth race July 13 at Monmouth Park, and will remain overnight for observation.
The Tattersalls July sale ended its three-day run in England with a gross that was down 19.7% from a year ago. The average price and median price declined 8.7% and 7.1%, respectively.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said this morning that multiple Grade 1 winner It's Tricky will most likely make her next start at Saratoga, either in the Grade 1 Ballerina on August 24 or the Grade 1 Personal Ensign on August 26.
Santa Anita Park has announced name changes for a total of 14 stakes, six of them Grade 1 events, effective with the opening of the 2012 Autumn Meet on September 28. The affected stakes had all been identified with the Oak Tree Racing Association's meet formerly held at the Arcadia, California, track.
In 53 runnings, the Grade 1 Man o' War has been won by the same trainer in consecutive years six times, most recently by Christophe Clement in 2009 and 2010 with Gio Ponti. On Saturday, trainer Aidan O'Brien will attempt to become the first foreign-based trainer to achieve the feat when he sends out four-year-old Treasure Beach in the 1 3/8-mile turf race.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced Friday a number of additions to its Saratoga food and beverage offerings highlighted by the creation of a new craft beer garden, which will serve as the centerpiece of an enhanced signature hospitality area at the Carousel.
Earlier this week, the horse racing industry encountered further criticism when an article by the New York Times alleged that drastic treatments were being given to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another leading up to this year's Belmont Stakes. The colt was withdrawn from the Belmont, ending his bid for the Triple Crown, when trainer Doug O'Neill reported he began experiencing tendonitis, or tendon swelling, in his left front leg.
The logo for the 143rd running of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), unveiled July 13 by the New York Racing Association, features a horse and jockey on top of the signature Travers canoe.
Santa Anita Park has taken the unusual step of renaming 14 stakes, including six grade I events, for the 2012 autumn meet that begins Sept. 28.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is reassessing its policy supporting race-day administration of furosemide, but also indicated much needs to be done before any change is made.
- By Tom LaMarra
A look back at some of the comments made during the July 12 medication hearing. read blog
French raider Giofra overhauled Elusive Kate near the wire to win the $248,000 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket July 13.
The Breeders' Cup board of directors has settled on a site for the 2013 World Championships, but an announcement of the location may not be forthcoming for several more weeks, according to chairman Tom Ludt.
Top Thoroughbred owners Kevin Plank and Mike Repole are facing off in court over a high-stakes trademark dispute, The Wall Street Journal reported July 13.
The Ohio State Racing Commission July 10 began the process of transferring racing licenses from existing racetracks to new locations.
On the final day of June this year, Arazi's 6-year-old grandson Jeranimo showed a flash of magic, coming from last to first to score his first grade I win in the Shoemaker Mile.
Starting in the Haskell Invitational is a slight possibility, but the ultimate goal for 2-year-old champ Hansen is the Travers.
Erica Larson and Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN
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