07/27/2008 11:00PM

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The Ontario Racing Commission announced an initiative on Monday to study the use of the whip in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in the province. Representatives including current and retired jockeys and drivers, veterinarians, racetrack management, horsemen's associations and animal welfare agencies will meet in early September to address the issue. . . . Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 506 yearlings to its Texas summer yearling sale, which will take place Aug. 25-26 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Tex. It is available online at and at all company offices.