1 horse is killed and another is wounded in horse shootings
General Equestrian News Wednesday 04 April 2012
Hall County sheriff's deputies are trying to determine who shot two horses, killing one of them. The Times of Gainesville reports that one horse was found dead in a pasture, with multipl...
NY race regulators put horse breakdown data online
Eventing News Tuesday 03 April 2012
New York horse racing regulators have set up a new online database of animal deaths, accidents and other information dating back to 2009. The Racing and Wagering Board announcement Monday ca...
Dubai horses are 1-2 in Dubai World Cup
Celebrity/Rider News Monday 02 April 2012
The Godolphin stable of Dubai's ruling Maktoum family finished 1-2 in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday, with Monterosso - a 35-to-1 longshot in American betting pools - beating Capo...
9 horses killed in barn fire
General Equestrian News Monday 02 April 2012
Nine horses have died in a fire at a barn in north central Florida. The Ocala Star-Banner ( http://bit.ly/HzcLXb) reports the fire occurred Sunday at the McKathan Farm and Training Center in...
Horse Racing Capsules: 111-1 longshot Hero of Order wins Louisiana Derby
General Equestrian News Monday 02 April 2012
Gennadi Dorochenko purchased Hero of Order for $3,000. The horse is now worth a whole lot more to his Russian owner and trainer after making history on Sunday at the Fair Grounds. Hero of Or...
Jockey Club Proposes Ban on Race-Day Drugs
General Equestrian News Friday 30 March 2012
The Jockey Club, among the most influential groups in horse racing, on Friday will propose a ban on the use of drugs for horses on race day, along with stiff penalties, including a lifetime ban fo...
‘There were horse skulls lying in the field’
Horse Welfare News Thursday 29 March 2012
ANIMAL welfare volunteers who rescued five emaciated horses from a field at Millbank Road last week have described the scene they encountered as “horrifying.” A spokesperson for ...
Wilsonville equestrian Rich Fellers makes first cut for Olympic show jumping team
Show Jumping News Thursday 29 March 2012
After a strong performance at the Olympic Trials for show jumping last weekend, Wilsonville's renowned equestrian Rich Fellers and his Irish Sporthorse, Flexible, made the first cut for the Un...
Udall pushes for national horse racing standards
General Equestrian News Wednesday 28 March 2012
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on Monday revived his push for uniform federal standards aimed at making the horse racing industry safer following a New York Times investigation into a deadly and debilitating...
Horses named for Tim Tebow
Celebrity/Rider News Wednesday 28 March 2012
Tebow's a horse, too. Of course. In fact, there are at least six thoroughbreds listed by The Jockey Club carrying the Tebow name. They're all named for Tim Tebow, the New...
Horses to the Slaughter
General Equestrian News Tuesday 27 March 2012
Thoroughbred racing trades on bucolic imagery and glossy beauty, but a report in The Times on Sunday documented the real pillars of its success: the casual and continual mistreatment of vulnerable...
Horse illness not found beyond Saratoga track
Horse Welfare News Tuesday 27 March 2012
New York regulators say a highly contagious bacterial infection that shut down racing at Saratoga Raceway hasn't been found at any of the state's other harness tracks. The Racing and...
Racehorses, riders continue to be put at risk by drugs, lax regulation
Horse Welfare News Monday 26 March 2012
At 2:11 p.m., as two ambulances waited with motors running, 10 horses burst from the starting gate for a 300-yard contest at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, 6,900 feet up in New Mexico's Sacramento ...
US horse industry suffers six years of hyperinflation
General Equestrian News Monday 26 March 2012
Horse-keeping costs in the United States have risen well beyond the rate of inflation in the last six years, analysis by the Equine Welfare Alliance reveals. The hyperinflation has added to ...
Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council Convenes
Horse Welfare News Monday 26 March 2012
The voluntary certification of equine rescue, retirement, and rehabilitation facilities was a major focus during the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council’s meeting in Frankfort on Marc...
Ann Romney’s horse headed to Dressage World Cup
Dressage News Monday 26 March 2012
Ann Romney already has one champ in her household: Rafalca, one of her many dressage horses. The U.S. Equestrian Federation confirmed this week that the 15-year-old mare and rider Jan Ebeling (Rom...
Domino Effect Examiner
General Equestrian News Sunday 25 March 2012
Brooksville/Weeki Wachee & Surrounding Areas: We have a local rescue ranch, the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch, which is quickly becoming well know, but not for the positives we have to ...
How the Quarter Horse Won the Rodeo
General Equestrian News Friday 23 March 2012
American Quarter Horses are renowned for their speed, agility, and calm disposition. Consequently over four million Quarter Horses are used as working horses on ranches, as show horses or at rodeo...
Earliest Horses Show Past Global Warming Affected Body Size of Mammals
General Equestrian News Friday 23 March 2012
As scientists continue developing climate change projection models, paleontologists studying an extreme short-term global warming event have discovered direct evidence about how mammals respond to...
How the Zebra Got Its Stripes
General Equestrian News Friday 23 March 2012
If there was a 'Just So' story for how the zebra got its stripes, I'm sure that Rudyard Kipling would have come up with an amusing and entertaining camouflage explanation. But would he...
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