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Horse Protection Group Searching for New Chief Executive

June 28, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) is looking for a new chief executive upon the retirement of John Smales at the end of 2007.

"We are looking for an exceptional... Read More

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Immigration Bill Appears Dead--Indefinitely

June 28, 2007

The United States Senate postponed action June 28 on comprehensive immigration reform--perhaps until after the 2008 November election--when an effort to limit debate on the Senate floor failed to garner enough votes.

In all, 46 senators... Read More

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Wildfire Season Getting Underway in Wyoming

June 26, 2007

Recent hot conditions have dried out much of Wyoming's forests and officials say the fire season is starting to crank up.

Since Thursday, a forest fire had burned nearly 1,000... Read More

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Immigration Bill Survives Senate Vote

June 26, 2007

The United States Senate voted June 26 to revive broad legislation to overhaul the country's immigration system. The measure was thought to be dead earlier in the month.

Under Senate rules, at least 60 votes from the 100-seat chamber wer... Read More

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Super Horse Invasor Retired After Workout Injury

June 24, 2007

Shadwell Stable's reigning Horse of the Year Invasor suffered a career-ending injury to his right hind ankle and has been retired from racing following his last major work in preparation for next Saturday's Suburban Handicap.

Trainer Kiaran... Read More

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No Decision Yet in Philly Park Kicking Incident

June 23, 2007

Jockey Victor Molina--who was caught on camera kicking a 2-year-old colt prior to the start of the third race at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack June 18--had a formal hearing before track stewards June 22, but no decision was made by th... Read More

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Groom, Security Guards Help Prevent Disaster in Servis' Barn

June 23, 2007

A fire started by a faulty motor in a fan broke out in the barn of trainer John Servis at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack the afternoon of June 20, causing minor injuries to his stable pony, Jinks.

No other horses were injured,... Read More

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Commentary: Own Responsibly

June 21, 2007

I've worn many hats, figuratively and literally, in the course of a long veterinary career, and with each of them I have done my best to improve the quality of life for our equine friends.

I'm wearing a new hat these days: chairman of th... Read More

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Oklahoma City to Spend $20 Million More on State Fair Arena, Barns

June 21, 2007

The State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the horse barns at the arena will get an additional $20 million in improvements.

The City Council approved the expenditure because of higher-than-expected hotel tax revenues.

The... Read More

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Wisconsin Among Top States with Lyme Disease

June 21, 2007

Wisconsin has more human cases of lyme disease than many other states.

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Wisconsin is among ten states that account for 93% of all cases nationwide.

More than... Read More

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24 Horses Killed in Kentucky Barn Fire

June 20, 2007

 A barn fire at an award-winning American Saddlebred farm in south-central Kentucky killed 24 horses, the owner said Wednesday.

Seven colts and 17 mares were in the barn at 3-T Farm in Allen County when the fire broke out Tuesday morning,... Read More

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Saudi Arabian Group Funds Record Donation to KHP

June 20, 2007

It's a story Saudi Arabia decided was worth $2.3 million to share with horse enthusiasts in the United States.

Every Thoroughbred can trace its lineage back to one of three 17th Century Arabian stallions--a kinship that has always provided an... Read More

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AQHA Trail Group Participates in Trail Restoration Event

June 20, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association’s newest program--Trail Trotters--participated in National Trails Day June 2 with horseback riders and trail users banding together to complete trail restoration projects across the country.

This year,... Read More

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KEEP Selects Horse Industry Scholarship Winners

June 19, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) recently selected the 2007-2008 Scholarship winners. Each winner will be awarded $1,000 towards their academic studies.

The winners are:

  • Randi Black of Versailles, Ky.--Attending the... Read More

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Farnam Supporting AQHA Program for Riders with Special Needs

June 19, 2007

All it takes is one ride, and from now through 2009 America’s Horse Cares will have the opportunity to provide many more rides, thanks to a major gift from AQHA’s corporate partner Farnam. The official dewormer of AQHA, Farnam, will be donating... Read More

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Horse Drowning: British Horse Group Calling for Changes at Fair

June 18, 2007

The British Horse Society is calling for changes to be introduced at Appleby Horse Fair after a horse drowned at this year's event. Around 1,500 horses were bought and sold June 7-13 at the horse fair in Appleby-in-Westmorland, U.K.

Th... Read More

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Driver Injured in Harness Track Spill

June 18, 2007

Driver Joe Pavia Jr. was hospitalized after being thrown from his sulky in an accident involving three horses at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday night.

Two other drivers--Jim Meittinis and Greg Merton--were unseated bu... Read More

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Racing Celebs to Raise Money for Backside Education

June 16, 2007

Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger are among the celebrity bartenders who will take part in a fundraising event supporting the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education to be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum... Read More

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Circus Zebras, Horses on Parade in Colo.

June 16, 2007

The circus came to town Friday, but a few wayward animals put on their own show.

Four zebras and three horses from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took an unscheduled run on a road just outside Colorado Spring's World... Read More

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Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum Now Open

June 15, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its historic grand reopening Saturday, June 9, with record attendance and activities planned for people of all ages. More than 2,100 people toured the museum on opening day in... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Indiana Horse Shooting

June 13, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting a horse in Shirley, Ind. The $2,500 reward offered by the... Read More

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Montana Hires New State Vet

June 12, 2007

A veterinarian with government experience in North Carolina and Michigan has been hired as Montana's state veterinarian.

Martin Zaluski, DVM, who headed emergency programs within North Carolina's agriculture department, will begin his new... Read More

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Paulick Joins TRF Board of Directors

June 10, 2007

Ray Paulick, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, has been elected to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's board of directors.
 
"We are very pleased that someone of Ray Paulick's stature sought to join the TRF board," sai... Read More

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Bengals' Johnson Beats Horse in Run for Charity

June 10, 2007

Chad Johnson got a head start without having to jump offside, and beat his coverage to the goal line again.

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver was waiting at the finish line when Restore the Roar arrived at the end of his one-eighth-mile... Read More

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Increased RSPCA Presence at Appleby Horse Fair

June 09, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is on hand with an increased number of inspectors at this year's Appleby Horse Fair, the first to take place since the Animal Welfare Act 2006 became law.

A 12-strong... Read More