09/20/2013 3:57PM

Louisiana Downs: Trainer Allen Milligan has bypass surgery


Allen Milligan, the 47-year-old trainer who won the recent title at Lone Star Park, had heart bypass surgery Monday and is doing well, according to his wife, Jeanette Hughes-Milligan.

Hughes-Milligan said her husband was found to have blockages in some of his arteries after going in for a routine doctor’s appointment. He had a double bypass procedure and was expected to be released from Baylor Medical Center in Irving, Texas, as early as Sunday.

“He came through it well,” Hughes-Milligan said. “He’s doing good. He’s watching races, watching the horses run.”

Milligan has divisions of his stable at Louisiana Downs and Remington and also will have a division this fall at Retama Park. In addition to Lone Star, he’s a title winner at Oaklawn Park.