Articles posted July 13, 2012

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Bramlage Responds to Recent Media Reports

Bramlage Responds to Recent Media Reports

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.

Saratoga stakes targeted by McLaughlin runners

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 renames autumn stakes

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.

O'Brien seeking historic second straight win in Man o' War

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.

Bramlage releases statement in regards to Times article, NBC broadcast

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 The colt was withdrawn from the Belmont, ending his bid for the Triple Crown, when trainer Doug O'Neill reported he began experiencing tendonitis, or tendon swelling, in his left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.

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