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Soft Tissue Injury Prompts Retirement of Pioneerof the Nile

Zayat Stables' Pioneerof the Nile, winner of four consecutive graded stakes and second in the Kentucky Derby, has been retired due to a soft tissue injury to his left front leg.

One of the top colts of his generation, the homebred son Read More

Guilty Plea in Oklahoma Starved Mustang Cruelty Case

A criminal case involving the starvation of two wild horses adopted from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ended with a guilty plea in Rogers County, Okla., the Bureau announced yesterday.

Adopter Shannon J. Smoke of Broken Arrow, Read More

26,000-Year-Old Horse on Display at Canadian Museum

In September 1993, placer miners working a claim in the Klondike found a fossil that has been radiocarbon dated and identified as a 26,000-year-old Yukon horse that once roamed the plains of Eastern Beringia (an area encompassing parts of Read More

Group Caring for Seized N.Y. Horses Receives $10K

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society, which is caring for horses recently removed from Center Brook Farm, has received a $10,000 donation from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Read More

Unwanted Horse Survey Results Released

The results of a survey on perceptions of factors surrounding the unwanted horse issue are now available from the Unwanted Horse Read More

Chincoteague Ponies Receive Donated Vaccines, Dewormers

The Chincoteague pony herd is thought to be descended from animals aboard a Spanish ship that wrecked in the 16th century, but today the herd is getting 21st century health care.

Again this year, the herd will receive donated vaccinations Read More

Vet Training Bill Introduced in Congress

Legislation that confronts public health threats by investing in the public health veterinary workforce was introduced by four members of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 30.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Read More

Bone Bruise Takes Musket Man Out of Race Season

Multiple graded winner Musket Man, who made a name for himself during this year's Triple Crown run, will miss Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Stakes Aug. 2 and the rest of the racing season with a bone bruise in his left front foot. Read More

Smith to Ride Mine That Bird in Two Stakes

Trainer Chip Woolley announced July 4 that Mike Smith would ride Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner Mine That Bird in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) on Aug. 1 and the $1 million Shadwell Travers on Aug. 29.

"Mike Smit Read More

U.K. Horse Industry Group Opposing Proposed Levy on Horses

The British Horse Industry Confederation (BHIC) has reported that it opposes a £10.50 levy on horse owners proposed by the U.K.'s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

BHIC Chair Professor Tim Morris (Equine Science an Read More

Rachel Alexandra Auction to Benefit Charity

Kendall-Jackson Winery announced July 2 a five-month-long charity auction that will take place on its Web site (www.kj.com) and will feature items, donated by winery owner and co-founder Jess Read More

Horse Incentive Fund Bill Signed by Texas Governor

All American Quarter Horses, American Paint Horses, and Appaloosas conceived by mares and stallions living in Texas during 2009 are eligible to be nominated to the new Texas Equine Incentive Fund. House Bill 1881, which was signed by Gov. Rick Read More

Free Thoroughbred Identification Service Expanded

The Jockey Club has enhanced its free Tattoo Identification Services by adding access its markings database to the tattoo research module.

The free tattoo identification service was unveiled in April to help owners identify tattooed but Read More

Washington Horse Rescue to Host AVMA Convention Volunteers

An area horse rescue will benefit when the American Veterinary Medical Association's 2009 conference comes to Seattle later this month. Hope For Horses, a Woodinville, Wash., based equine humane society, will host nearly 100 volunteers attending Read More

Racehorse Medication Policies to be Focus of Jockey Club Speech

The need for international harmonization of racehorse medication rules will be the topic of the keynote address at The Jockey Club's 57th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing. Louis Romanet, chairman of the International Read More

WEG Ticket Prices, Schedules Released

Ticket prices and detailed competition schedules for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are now available. The world championships of eight equestrian disciplines will come to the Kentucky Horse Park from Sept. 25 through Oct. 10, 2010. Read More

Vetrolin Grooming Guide

The new Vetrolin Grooming Guide provides information on techniques for keeping horses clean and healthy. Topics discussed include proper bathing and tail cleaning, cleaning tough stains, managing unruly hair, and protecting the horse’s hair coat Read More

New Horse? Prepare Farm, Feed, and Care

Perhaps you're shopping for your children or grandchildren, or maybe you would like to start your own equine project. Whatever your reasons for buying a horse, it is important to consider all of the options to ensure the horse will meet your Read More

Hoof Anatomy Video Released by Racehorse Safety Group

A free educational video that examines the physiology of the equine hoof and demonstrates proper care and shoeing techniques is now available. "The Hoof: Inside and Out" is offered online and as DVD by the Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee of the Read More

'Rachel' Gallops, All Set For Mother Goose

Preakness (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Rachel Alexandra galloped about a mile and a quarter on Belmont's fast main track early June 26, well in advance of a 9:30 a.m. EDT downpour.

Today racing's hottest star will be a Read More

National Show Horse Registry to the Rescue

The National Show Horse Registry (NSHR) announces the opening of the National Show Horse Foundation. The Foundation will accept donations in support of their program for the rescue/re-homing of National Show Horses.

In addition to financial Read More

Horse Council Honors Kentucky Congressman

The American Horse Council's 2009 Rolapp Award was presented to Kentucky congressman Ben Chandler for his outstanding support of the horse industry. The award was presented to Chandler June 16 at a congressional reception in the Capitol during Read More

Women's Horse Group Formed

In an effort to bring together female owners, jockeys, trainers, and track staff, the Women's Horse Industry Association has been formed. Created by sports marketing and association management executive Catherine Masters, the association is Read More

Kentucky Diagnostic Center Director Honored at Army Retirement Ceremony

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, director of the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, was recognized during a retirement ceremony March 22 at the Army Reserve Medical Command in Pinellas Park, Fla., for his 42 years of Read More

Equitation Science Meeting to Focus on Horse Sport and Welfare

International authorities in horse behavior, training, and welfare will converge in Sydney, Australia, for the fifth Equitation Science Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Centennial Read More