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Started 6/4/12 by Derby132; 83111 views.
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

8/2/12

Took me a minute to dig up this thread...

Saturday we were at Colonial Downs.  There was a horse entered in the 11th race, hadn't raced in TWO years.  Program listed only one work this year.  Anyway, as you might guess, the horse was eased in the stretch and taken off by ambulance.  I was hopeful because he didn't seem to be in distress and walked on without assistance.

Anyway I emailed CD asking about him and what kind of vet checks he had, and received a very nice response from the veterinarian for the Racing Commission.  He said the horse had been working up at Laurel, checked by vets there as well as the vets at Colonial and cleared for racing because the original injury appeared completely healed.  The good news is the new injury was not severe and he'll be retired from racing.

I was impressed that they had the vet respond to my inquiry, nice job Colonial!

Derby132

From: Derby132

8/2/12

I'm impressed with the response!  Looks like a good decision for the horse too.  Nice of you to check up on him Linda.
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

8/2/12

Me too!  I was expecting just a blurb about whether the horse was OK, so I was surprised by the thoughtful response from the vet.
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Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)

8/16/12

Kentucky Attempting to Reduce Fatalities

Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012 11:35 AM
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 11:28 AM

The veterinary staff of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has added some additional protocols to its operations in an effort to cut down on the number of equine fatalities at the state's tracks.



Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/72104/kentucky-attempting-to-reduce-fatalities#ixzz23jVgxGw2
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

8/16/12

Well this IS good news
Derby132

From: Derby132

8/16/12

A direct focus on reducing fatalities, that is great!
Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)

8/16/12

Yes I knew it had to go in this folder, a great step forward for the horses.

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Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

8/20/12

This is awesome!!

LUKAS: CONTINUING WINNER'S CIRCLE TRADITION AT THE SPA

When Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas wins a horse race, he does something with little fanfare that leaves a strong impression, and it was no different yesterday when his 2-year-old filly Broken Spell rallied to break her maiden in the fifth race on the turf at Saratoga.

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

8/20/12

That is a GREAT story!!!  What a wonderful thing for him to do.  What great memories all those kids will have because of that kind gesture.  Kudos to Mr. Lukas for being so thoughtful and gracious.
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