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Russell Baze to be Tuesday's Guest on Bloodhorse.com's Talkin' Horses"

November 24, 2006

Join legendary Northern California rider Russell Baze as he discusses his remarkable career and his current quest to become Thoroughbred racing's all-time leader in career wins by a jockey. Baze will be the next guest during a special Tuesday... Read More

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Horse Park Plans to Request More Funds to Improve Roads

November 24, 2006

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., plans to ask the state for more funding to improve roads before hosting the World Equestrian Games in 2010.

Park officials said they would ask lawmakers for an additional $10 million to $12... Read More

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Major Storm Heading Up East Coast

November 22, 2006

A coastal storm which brought some of the earliest snow on record to South Carolina continued to spin rain into the state Wednesday, causing some minor flooding and slowing Thanksgiving travel.

Flood warnings were issued for Chesterfield an... Read More

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Hip Fracture Leads to Euthanasia of Kentucky Stallion Diesis

November 21, 2006

Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, was euthanatized Nov. 18 at Mill Ridge Farm, owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler, near Lexington. The 26-year-old pensioned son of Sharpen Up had fractured a hip... Read More

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Hollywood Races Sunday After Addressing Cushion Track Complaints

November 20, 2006

Hollywood Park planned to conduct a full card of racing on its Cushion Track Sunday, one day after jockeys complained late in the day about "waves," or clumps of synthetic material, that a track official said were caused by problems with the... Read More

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Final Turn: Helping the Horses

November 19, 2006

The proposed strategic plan that came out of last month's Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is one of those documents or white papers that most likely will land in one of two places: the Thoroughbred industry's dust-gathering burial... Read More

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Tough Sale: Horse Head-Butts Real Estate Agent

November 19, 2006

Real estate can be a tough business. But sometimes it's a real beast, Erika McKinney has learned.

McKinney won a trip to the hospital when a horse bit her and knocked her into a tree during a property showing Nov. 10.

McKinney an... Read More

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EVA Outbreak in New Mexico Wrapup

November 19, 2006

An equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak occurred on a Quarter Horse breeding farm in New Mexico in June.... Read More

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Association Works to Protect Equine Actors

November 18, 2006

The sole purpose of the American Humane Association (AHA) is the safe use of animals in films. Horses are among those animals, and there are AHA representatives on every set checking out the setup, vetting the horses, providing their input on th... Read More

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Rubber-Matting Stable Fork

November 17, 2006

Tired of replacing poor-quality pitchforks every season? Frustrated with forks that pierce your beautiful rubber stall mats?... Read More

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Web Site Launched for Horselife, the Horse Industry Marketing Initiatve

November 17, 2006

The Western-English Trade Association (WETA) announced today that Horselife, the "Got Milk?"-style marketing initiative for the horse industry, has a new web site launched this week to keep the industry informed of the latest developments. A key... Read More

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Power Shift in Congress has Ramifications for Equine Industry

November 17, 2006

The shift in power from Republicans to Democrats on Capitol Hill will have some affect on the horse industry's political agenda, but the results of the Nov. 7 election really didn't catch officials by surprise.

The Senate now has 50... Read More

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British Horse Society Launches Grooms' Register

November 16, 2006

The British Horse Society is to launch a Grooms' Register for people who have attained any level of the BHS groom and stable management qualifications.

BHS-certified grooms and stable managers can apply to join the register from... Read More

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Farnam's Sweepstakes Drawing Awards Four Diamond Horseshoe Necklaces

November 16, 2006

Farnam Companies, Inc. is continuing to celebrate 60 years of sharing its passion for animals with its customers by giving away more diamonds in the Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes.

Four winners' names were drawn Sept. 29. The four... Read More

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Hirapour Ready to Return to Steeplechase After IRAP Treatment

November 16, 2006

Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award Winner in Steeplechase, is scheduled to compete this month in the Colonial Cup in Camden, S.C., on November 19, after undergoing IRAP Therapy at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va.... Read More

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Exhaust Fumes in Horse Trailer Kill 3

November 15, 2006

An Indiana man and two of his children died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable gas generator they were using inside a trailer. A woman with the family survived.

The four attended the Royal Oaks Arena for the Winter... Read More

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New Holland Tractors Teaming Up with APHA Foundation

November 15, 2006

Author Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." Such is the inspiration for the newest arrangement between the American Paint Horse Foundation (APHF) and New Holland.

The... Read More

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Fleet Indian Continues Stall Rest

November 14, 2006

Fleet Indian, who was injured during the stretch run of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, underwent precautionary radiographs and an ultrasound Nov. 13 at Taylor Made Farm.

"The ultrasound just really showed what we knew already,"... Read More

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Bayer Animal Health Launches New Web Site

November 14, 2006

Equine enthusiasts can increase their "horse sense" with a visit to the new BayerEquineConnection.com site from Bayer Animal Health.

The new BayerEquineConnection.com site provides expert horse health information online--all the time.... Read More

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Escaped Horse Hit By Car

November 13, 2006

A horse that fled its pasture in Lancaster, Calif., died after being struck by a car on Sunday (Nov. 12), reports KCAL 9, a California television news network.

Both the driver and a passenger in the car were taken to a hospital. The horse was... Read More

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Todd Pletcher Seasons to be Included in TCA Season Auction

November 12, 2006

Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher has elected to include his personal "package" of stallion seasons for 2007 in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which will begin on Nov. 27 and conclude with a live... Read More

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Statue of Affirmed Recovered

November 11, 2006

Two days after a rustler made off with a life-sized statue of 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed, the champion was found.

Kentucky State Police said they found the fiberglass statue of the horse with a jockey on its back in an apartment i... Read More

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Illinois Manure Management Workshop Series to Explain Legal Guidelines

November 10, 2006

The Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLMT) program will mark the 10th anniversary of the Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act with a series of workshops from December through next March to help producers comply with the Act and othe... Read More

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New Furnace Uses Horse Manure for Fuel

November 09, 2006

John Kimberlin hopes to light a fire under his idea of using manure to produce heat and electricity.

Kimberlin, of Waukee, Iowa, believes he has perfected a small-scale furnace that can be used on farms, at racetracks, or anywhere livestock... Read More

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Horseware Ireland Introduces Fly Sheet Infused with Insect Repellent

November 09, 2006

Horseware Ireland introduces the latest innovation--The Amigo Bug Buster. It's infused with the Buzz-Blocker insect repellent, proven effective in human clothing against flies, mosquitoes, chiggers, midgies, and ants. The repellent-infused Bug... Read More