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BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Indiana

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption event this month in Indiana. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for Read More

Delaware Toughens Penalites for Blood Doping

Anyone caught using blood-doping agents such as erythropoietin will be fined $5,000 and suspended for 10 years under new regulations adopted March 27 by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

The rules will take effect April 10 in Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Launches Web Site, Brochure

The Unwanted Horse Coalition, a group of horse-industry organizations, has launched its Web site and has released an awareness brochure.

The Web site (Read More

Breeders' Cup Economic Impact Expected to be $57.6 Million for New Jersey

The economic impact of Monmouth Park hosting the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships is estimated to be $57.6 million, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University in New Read More

Chaplaincy Meeting Features Emergency-Response Training

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) celebrated its 35th birthday during its annual meeting March 14-21 in Louisville, Ky., with special training in responding to disasters that impact the horse racing community.

A record 145 Read More

Dubai International Horse Fair Begins April 1

For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF)  will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring Read More

Retired NYPD Police Horses Moved From Alleged Bad Care

An article on www.gothamist.com reported today (March 25) that a lawsuit by the city of New York against an "upstate horse farm owner" who was supposed to be caring for retired New York Police Department Read More

RVs Available to Rent at Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

RV Sales of Broward, Fla., announced today (March 22) that it will have seasonal rentals available at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show Series from May 9-20, 2007.

RV Sales of Broward owner Gigi Stetler noted that she has had numerous Read More

New AAEP Web Site Has More Health Resources for Vets and Owners

Guided by its mission to improve the health and welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has relaunched its Web site, www.aaep.org, with new educational tools for veterinarians Read More

Barbaro Documentary by HBO Sports to Air in June

HBO Sports has begun production on a documentary that explores the triumph and tragedy of Barbaro. It will air June 6, three days before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time.

Tracing the colt’s significant Read More

Humane Society Refutes Horse Abandonment Claims

The Humane Society of the United States released a statement on March 16 stating that recent claims that thousands of horses have been abandoned in Kentucky are unfounded, and is calling it a campaign of fear mongering by a foreign-owned horse Read More

Aminorex Positives Linked to Injectable Dewormer

For more than two years, racehorses (principally Standardbreds) have tested positive for the amphetamine, aminorex (for more information see Read More

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Moves to Kentucky Horse Park

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), the only national organization that advances the conservation of land for horse related activities, has opened its new headquarters in the Kentucky Horse Park. The group says the impending loss of Read More

Veterinarians for Equine Welfare Launch New Web Site

A group of veterinarians has created an organization and Web site called Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) to express their beliefs concerning horse slaughter and the veterinary industry.

VEW consulted with representatives of the horse Read More

RSPCA: Changes to Jumps, Vet Checks Could Improve Cheltenham Festival

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA, a British animal welfare organization) is urging race organizers, horse owners, trainers and jockeys to make animal welfare their top priority at the Cheltenham Festival after Read More

American Horse Council Industry Directory Available

The American Horse Council's 2007 national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase.

The AHC's Horse Industry Directory is a yearl Read More

Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.

When th Read More

CHC Pushing Domestic Violence Animal Protection Legislation

The Connecticut Horse Council has been working on legislation that will assist victims of domestic violence by allowing judges to include animals in restraining and protective orders, as domestic violence victims might be unable to leave th Read More

Wild Horse Protection Bill Passed by House Committee

Legislation to outlaw the commercial sale and slaughter of America's wild horses was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday (March 7).

H.R. 249 seeks to restore permanent federal protections for wild horses and burros Read More

Second Hay Caravan Planned for Seized Maryland Horses

Another hay caravan to assist in the care of horses seized from a Sharpsburg, Md., farm in early December is heading to Washington County this weekend for a Sunday (March 11) delivery.

Monkton residents Fran Burns, Maureen Haley and Joanna Read More

Herpesvirus: University of Connecticut Quarantine Lifted

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) quarantines in Connecticut have been lifted. The virus affected an equine hospital and the herd at the University of Connecticut (UConn).

On Dec. 24, 2006, a horse at Fairfield Equine Associates in Read More

Leptospirosis: Study Begins in Wake of Increased Cases

The University of Kentucky’s Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center said March 7 it has confirmed 40 cases of equine leptospirosis in the Central Kentucky region from July 2006 until now, and most of the observed cases have resulted in foal loss by Read More

Additional Barbaro Breyer Models to Benefit Laminitis Fund

Breyer Animal Creations announced Friday, March 2, that due to demand, it will produce more portrait models of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year.

“We have received so many calls, emails and letters from Read More

HRTV to Re-Air John Henry Special

HorseRacing TV will re-air its original presentation of  "John Henry: Standing Tall at 30" tonight (March 2) at 8 p.m. ET.

The re-airing of the one-hour documentary, which originally debuted in 2005, will coincide with the champion Read More

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Surpasses $1 Million Mark

For the first time, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will distribute more than $1 million for research grants in 2007.

The foundation's board of directors recently approved 13 new projects, including three devoted to the Read More