Yard-Arm OK After Being Pulled Up at Saratoga

(from Saratoga notes)
Zabeel Racing International's Yard-Arm, South Africa's Horse of the Year in 2004, is fine after being pulled up in apparent distress following the third race at Saratoga on Wednesday, an allowance optional claimer on the grass.

"He got jostled around on the first turn and took a funny step," trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. "(Jockey Garrett Gomez) said he felt fine going down the backside, but when he switched leads, he came off the bridle, so Garrett looked after him and eased him up."

McLaughlin said the four-time group I winner in South Africa appears okay, but the 7-year-old gelding will be looked over carefully in the coming days.