Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been used in humans to disintegrate kidney stones and treat musculoskeletal problems. The technology also has shown promise in alleviating bone and tendon ailments in the horse.
Rob's Spirit swept to the lead at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win the $150,000 Lexington Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths over soft turf Sunday at Belmont Park.
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's 3-year-old filly Petruska rallied from just off the pace to win the Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks by 5 1/2 lengths over Melikah Sunday at the Curragh.
Richter Scale earned his first grade I win and broke Laurel Park's track record for six furlongs, winning the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday.
Joe Orseno trainee Perfect Sting rallied through the stretch to win the $250,000 New York Handicap by a head over pacesetter Snow Polina Saturday at Belmont Park.
Stronach Stable's Milwaukee Brew rallied late to win the $300,000 Ohio Derby by a head Saturday at Thistledown.
Unbeaten Hallowed Dreams extended her win streak to 16--equaling the modern American record for consecutive wins by a Thoroughbred co-held by Citation and Cigar--when she beat three other 3-year-old fillies in the $38,800 Dixie Miss Stakes at Louisiana Downs.
Stronach Stable earned its third grade II win of the day when 12-1 Euchre beat 18-1 Sultry Substitute to the wire in the $150,000 Bel Air Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.
A pair of horses trained by Bernard Flint, owned by Richard, Bertram, and Elaine Klein, and ridden by Pat Day swept the two graded stakes at Calder Race Course Saturday.
Saturday's total handle of $8,141,705 on Calder Race Course's 12-race Summit of Speed card, which featured over $1-million in purses on sprint races, broke Calder's previous handle record of $7,626,472.
Jockey Lonnie Meche suffered a hairline fracture to a bone in his left foot during an incident in the starting gate prior to the ninth race at Arlington International on Thursday.
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