Irad Ortiz Jr. was released from Saratoga Hospital the afternoon of Aug. 17 after X-rays were negative on his right ankle. He is cleared to ride Questing in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 18.
All bets are off this year on California legislation that would have allowed racetracks and simulcast locations to take wagers on professional and collegiate sporting events.
King's Bishop contender goes three furlongs from gate in :35.56 in company with Nick Rules at Saratoga Aug 17.
Alpha turned in his final serious work for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17, while Fast Falcon also breezed. Neck 'n Neck is expected to turn in his final preparations Aug. 19 or 20.
A law expanding casino gambling in Maryland alters some tax and revenue percentages but should keep the horse racing industry whole, according to fiscal projections associated with the measure.
Jockey Paco Lopez scored his 1,000th career win when he rode Whitey's Gold to victory for trainer Bobby DiBona in the second race at Monmouth Park Aug. 17.
Horse Racing Radio Network's "Equine Forum" is now airing nationally from 8-10 a.m. ET each Saturday on Sirius 93/XM 209.
Paul Reddam's European-based Cogito, who was scheduled to leave Aug. 17 for Saratoga Race Course to compete in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), will remain home after straining a muscle in his back.
Join Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk to talk Arlington Million and the rest of racing for the weekend of August 18.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags will enter stud next year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., the farm announced Aug. 16.
Colonel John's first-crop yearlings are doing well in the auction arena. read blog
A hearing conducted by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's license review committee brought out details of an incident in which horse ran under the name of a "paper trainer."
The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund has donated $70,000 to The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation to provide assistance to jockeys and exercise riders.
Heritage Place will conduct its inaugural Thoroughbreds-only mixed sale Dec. 8 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The auction will include a paddock-type offering of horses in training.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The sharp end of a very open older horse division was added a new major player the first weekend in August when Fort Larned won the Whitney.
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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