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New York Racing Association disputes New York Times' findings on injuries in horse racing
General Equestrian News Friday 13 April 2012
The New York Racing Association is at odds with the New York Times. NYRA on Thursday challenged the findings of a New York Times front page story that analyzed injuries among race horses, sa...
McHenry stable fire kills 18 horses, 3 missing
General Equestrian News Friday 13 April 2012
Madison Wallraf, 15, was looking forward to a ride on her chestnut quarter horse, Red, but as her stepfather drove up to the horse's barn Wednesday evening, they found the stable in flames. ...
Manure management — important to horse owners
Horse Welfare News Thursday 12 April 2012
In the spring, horses and foals can be seen running through pastures, leisurely eating grass and lounging in the sun. However, for every bite they eat, they also produce another product, manure. ...
Horse slaughter bill stalls in legislature
General Equestrian News Thursday 12 April 2012
The sponsor of a state Senate proposal that seeks to encourage the commercial slaughter of horses in Tennessee withdrew the measure Wednesday, but said he likely will revive it if a similar bill m...
Heineman says no to historic horse racing
General Equestrian News Wednesday 11 April 2012
Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill Monday that would allow gambling on old horse races. The governor said the bill proposes to expand gambling beyond what the Nebraska Constitution allows and &ld...
Weight, this is ridiculous
Celebrity/Rider News Wednesday 11 April 2012
If looking silly is going to be the objective -- well, they probably could look even sillier, couldn't they? They could say they're not going to Oaklawn Park because they don't like th...
Horse racing industry takes a tumble
General Equestrian News Tuesday 10 April 2012
The horse racing industry in Saskatchewan is in a state of alarm after the provincial government indicated it's reining in the money it gives the industry. Glenn LeDrew, president of the...
Olympics: Horses get the rock star treatment
General Equestrian News Tuesday 10 April 2012
The duck-egg blue lorry gingerly joins a queue of cars lined up along the Eurotunnel platform in Calais, northern France, as Channel tunnel shuttle boarding begins. Inside, Voske, a 10-year-...
Reward offered in horse's shooting death
General Equestrian News Thursday 05 April 2012
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman responsible for killing one horse and wounding anothe...
 Horse Therapy Helps Veterans Break Through PTSD
General Equestrian News Thursday 05 April 2012
A Pentagon Channel documentary sheds light on how military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are finding help through the power of horse therapy. "Recon: Unbridled" high...
Vaccinate Horses Against Encephalitis
Horse Welfare News Wednesday 04 April 2012
It's time for horse owners to vaccinate their animals against Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus, two diseases that together have stricken hundreds of horses in Wisconsin since 20...
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...
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