Headlines for Tuesday, July 28, 2009

  • Consequence, who won her debut at Saratoga in 2008, returns to try graded company in the Lake George.

    Consequence Back at Saratoga in Lake George

    Last August, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey watched with satisfaction as a 2-year-old chestnut daughter of El Prado named Consequence made an inside move to win her debut by three lengths at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Seattle Smooth Sent to Sidelines

    Grade I winner Seattle Smooth, who has won her last five starts (four of them graded stakes), has some physical issues that have prompted her connections to give her a 60-day break from training, Daily Racing Form reported July 28.

  • Afleet Alex

    First Winner for Afleet Alex

    Afleet Alex got his first winner as a sire July 28, but just barely. His son Kratisto broke his maiden by a head at Delaware Park.

  • Mine That Bird and trainer Chip Woolley take on 5 in the West Virginia Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8185221%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mine That Bird Takes to the 'Country Roads'

    While America's 3-year-old sweetheart Rachel Alexandra is frolicking at the Jersey Shore Aug. 2 in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, and a deep, well-matched group of colts gather in the Adirondacks for the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, the winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! brands (gr. I) for the first time in history will be out in the Appalachians, showing off in front of the Mountaineer Park crowd in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II).

  • California Stallion Beau Genius Pensioned

    Beau Genius, who topped the $2-million mark in progeny earnings eight consecutive years, has been pensioned because of declining fertility at Donald and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif.

  • NY Tightens Rule on Oxygen Therapy for Horses

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board clarified July 28 that horses are banned from being entered in races if they have received hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment within one week of post time. The therapy is permitted otherwise.

  • Nor Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

    Joanne Nor, who operated Norfields Farm near Versailles, Ky., and raced Breeders' Cup winner Desert Stormer, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in the Eastern District of Kentucky U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

  • Regional Emmy Award for HRTV's Dubai Show

    HorseRacing TV has been honored with a Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award in the "Sports -- One-Time Special" category for the network's "Inside Information: Dubai World Cup" show.

  • Kentuck Derby winner Mine That Bird will try to add the West Virginia Derby to his resume. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8063583%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mine That Bird to Face Five Foes in WV Derby

    Mine That Bird will make his first racing appearance since the Triple Crown when he faces five other 3-year-olds in the $750,000, West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • HealthWatch: Preventing infectious diseases

    Infectious diseases are a constant risk to the health and welfare of horses. Along with vaccination, preventive management techniques are critical to disease prevention.

  • Impaction Colic: Consistent Management Reduces Risk

    A horse's risk of impaction might be elevated by decreased exercise, restricted water intake, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and poor dentition, said Amy E. Plummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, in a recent Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice review of intestinal impactions.