Apprentice rider Jose Ortiz was released July 16 after an overnight stay in the hospital.
On Monday, the six-year-old son of Unusual Heat put the finishing touches on his preparation for Saturday's Eddie Read by working six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 on the Jimmy Durante Turf course under jockey Patrick Valenzuela.
The fall race meeting, to be held October 5-27, will feature 17 stakes with purse money totaling $4.5 million. The Shadwell Turf Mile is one of six Grade 1 stakes, the others being the Alcibiades, Breeders' Futurity, First Lady, Spinster and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, among the 15 graded races featured this fall.
The annual New York Racing All-Stars Charity Basketball Game will take place July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Rec Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
After guiding Game on Dude to an easy victory in the Grade 2 Californian June 2, Sutherland became the first female rider to win the Gold Cup aboard the five-year-old Awesome Again gelding, defeating stablemate Richard's Kid by 1 1/2 lengths.
The betting market for the Group 1, £1 million contest is headed by St Nicholas Abbey, a wide-margin winner of the Coronation Cup at Epsom, and runaway Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes hero Sea Moon.
Houston, a high-priced sale yearling who developed into a multiple graded stakes winner, died April 12 from the infirmities of old age at Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.
Commercial breeders were better off financially following the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale than they were in 2011. But pinhookers didn't fare as well they did a year ago.
Keeneland announced July 16 it is increasing the purse for the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) to $750,000, making it the co-richest race run at the Lexington track this year.
For the first time since 2008, the traditional opening-day feature, the Oceanside Stakes, has garnered enough entries to be split into two divisions. Each division of the one-mile turf affair for three-year-olds, who have not won a stakes worth $50,000 to the winner so far this year, carries a purse of $100,000.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is the first of three Pennsylvania Thoroughbred tracks to require administration of race-day furosemide by third-party veterinarians.
Harmonious, a leading 3-year-old turf filly in 2010 for Martin, Pam, and Emily Wygod, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
The clock is running on what could be a final push to authorize Illinois racetracks to run slot machines many in the industry see as vital to survival.
Citing a forecast that calls for extreme heat and humidity, Suffolk Downs has canceled live racing for Tuesday, July 17.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
TVG has announced that in addition to televising the 37-day meet at Del Mar, the network will also produce the track's simulcast and on-track broadcasts for the first time.
The total handle on Arlington Park's 12-race "Million Preview Day" card July 14 of $7,616,325 the highest for that day of racing since the event was launched in 2001.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 751 horses for its August yearling sale. The number is down 2.7% from last year's total of 772.
Eternal Orage, a multiple stakes winner on the New England circuit, died July 15 at Old Friends retirement center of an apparent heart attack.
Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stinging criticism of its abilities, the New York Racing Association's board of directors will not be replaced before the start of NYRA's financially crucial Saratoga Racecourse meet.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, held May 30 - June 2 in New Orleans, La.
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