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Richardson Named President-Elect of ACS

Richardson Named President-Elect of ACS

Dr. J. David Richardson, professor of surgery and vice chairman, department of surgery, at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American College of Surgeons.

No Salix in Graded Stakes for 2YOs in 2012

No Salix in Graded Stakes for 2YOs in 2012

The American Graded Stakes Committee said Aug. 10 it will employ a pilot program that will ban race-day medications -- primarily the anti-bleeding drug Salix -- in graded 2-year-old stakes in 2012.

Three Pennsylvania Races Lose Graded Status

Three Pennsylvania Races Lose Graded Status

The Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and two other Pennsylvania races lost their graded status for 2009 because the state racing commission didn't follow a more extensive drug testing protocol required by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

Thoro-Graph Reports Part of Grading Process

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Oct. 22 that the American Graded Stakes Committee will begin using customized Thoro-Graph reports in addition to its other statistical measurements as part of the materials for the 2009 grading session.

Three Off-the-Turf Stakes Downgrades Upheld

Three Off-the-Turf Stakes Downgrades Upheld

The downgrades of three stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 4 that were switched to the main track from the turf course will be maintained for this year, according to the American Graded Stakes Committee.

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