Headlines for Friday, July 13, 2012

  • Dr. Larry Bramlage

    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.

  • Jockey Angel Serpa

    Angel Serpa Hospitalized With Concussion

    Jockey Angel Serpa was sent to the hospital with a head injury after being unseated by his mount Kisses Required during the running of the fifth race July 13 at Monmouth Park, and will remain overnight for observation.

  • 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.

  • Saratoga announces enhanced food, beverage options for upcoming meet

    The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced Friday a number of additions to its Saratoga food and beverage offerings highlighted by the creation of a new craft beer garden, which will serve as the centerpiece of an enhanced signature hospitality area at the Carousel.

  • Bramlage releases statement in regards to Times article, NBC broadcast

    Earlier this week, the horse racing industry encountered further criticism when an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/sports/ill-have-another-had-history-of-ailments-records-show.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"> article by the <i>New York Times</i></a> 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.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    RCI Seeking More Information on Salix Use

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International is reassessing its policy supporting race-day administration of furosemide, but also indicated much needs to be done before any change is made.

  • Breeders' Cup 2013 Site Still Being Finalized

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors has settled on a site for the 2013 World Championships, but an announcement of the location may not be forthcoming for several more weeks, according to chairman Tom Ludt.

  • Jeranimo

    Jeranimo Seeks to Lead Arazi Tribe

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />On the final day of June this year, Arazi's 6-year-old grandson Jeranimo showed a flash of magic, coming from last to first to score his first grade I win in the Shoemaker Mile.