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All Eyes and Ears

February 01, 2010

The horse in the wild depends on keen eyesight and acute hearing to detect danger and flee from predators.... Read More

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Second Surgery Possible for Shot Massachusetts Horse

January 20, 2010

"Picaro," the horse from Spencer, Mass., brought last week to the Cummings School's Hospital for Large Animals at Tufts University with gunshot wounds, will undergo a... Read More

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Horse of the Year, Eclipse Awards Tonight

January 18, 2010

One of the most competitive races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 18, with announcement of whether it is Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta, two females who dominated American racing in 2009.

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New York Drug Testing Policy Halted by Court

January 09, 2010

The new policy in New York that would have allowed for out-of-competition testing as of Jan. 1 has been put on hold because of a restraining order received by the Standardbred Owners Association of New York.

The New York State Racing... Read More

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Equitrekking, Emmy-Winning TV Show, Launches Equestrian Vacations

January 03, 2010

Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-Winning Public TV series that is broadcast to tens of millions of viewers on PBS and international networks, announces the launch of EquitrekkingTravel.co... Read More

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USEF Horse of the Year Finalists Named

December 19, 2009

United States Equestrian Federation finalists for 2009 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year title.... Read More

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Equine Injury Data Called Critical to Racing

December 10, 2009

The Jockey Club Equine Injury Database has compiled statistics over a 12-month period for 84% of all flat racing in North America, but now comes the process of analyzing the data in an attempt to quantify the results.

Dr. Mary Scolla... Read More

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John Harris Named RCTA Community Award Honoree

November 07, 2009

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RCTA) has announced John Harris, a leader in California agribusiness and racing, as the RCTA Community Award honoree. Harris currently serves as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Harri... Read More

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Report: Detention Barn Drug Administration Suspension Coming

October 30, 2009

California-based racehorse trainer Jeff Mullins is expected to be suspended six months by the New York Racing Association in connection with the administration of an unknown substance to a horse in the detention barn at Aqueduct earlier... Read More

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More than 200 Animal Health Studies to Receive MAF Funding

October 28, 2009

Helping horses live longer, healthier lives requires ongoing research to give veterinarians the tools they need to better diagnose and treat them. Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in supporting research to prevent, treat, and cure diseas... Read More

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Horse Publications Launch Equine Industry Survey

October 23, 2009

The American Horse Publications (AHP) is conducting an Equine Industry Survey to gauge participation trends in the U.S. equine industry. In... Read More

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U.S. Equestrian Team Holiday Fundraiser; Lots of Education and Fun!

October 17, 2009

On Dec. 11 and 12, SUCCEED and Wellington Classic Dressage will host an exciting Holiday Gala Fundraiser featuring some of the biggest names in the equestrian world.

The USET Holiday Gala Fundraiser will be held at the Jim Brandon... Read More

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Canadian University's Equine Education Program Up for Award

October 12, 2009

Equine Guelph, a program from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has been nominated for the 2009 FEI Development Award. Now the program is asking for your help to win the award.

Equine Guelph has been developing a multi-level... Read More

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Information Sought on S.C. Captive Bolt Horse Shooting

September 11, 2009

The owner of a Quarter Horse mare found dead in its South Carolina pasture last month is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoeve... Read More

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Walking Horse Celebration Show Inspectors Ready

August 27, 2009

Federal Horse Protection Act (HPA) compliance inspectors will be out in force during this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, said Rachel Cezar, DVM, coordinator for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Horse... Read More

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Developing Natural Springs as Equine Water Sources

July 25, 2009

Horse owners have several options to provide water for their animals; one of them is to take advantage of a natural spring on your property.

A spring is a discharge of water that has infiltrated the soil profile by precipitation. The discharge... Read More

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Bone Bruise Takes Musket Man Out of Race Season

July 06, 2009

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

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Drug Problem Exaggerated: Horsemen, Chemist Say

July 03, 2009

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) said July 1 it plans to be more involved as the racing industry considers medication and drug-testing policies, which horsemen believe could be detrimental and... Read More

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Horse Incentive Fund Bill Signed by Texas Governor

July 02, 2009

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

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Visiting Scientist Builds Parasitology Bridges

June 24, 2009

For six months, Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, was a visiting scientist at the Gluck Equine Research Center from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark through the Albert and Lorraine Clay Research Fellowship award. Nielsen, an assistant professor in... Read More

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Moose on the Loose at Saratoga Race Course

June 15, 2009

Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering on the sidewalk outside track property, New York Racing Association (NYRA) officials said. After NYRA security worked in support of the Saratoga Springs... Read More

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New TheHorse.com Equine Fact Sheets Available

June 04, 2009

TheHorse.com launched the first in a series of Fact Sheets on Jan. 13 to widespread acclaim. This week we present more Fact Sheets on topics our readers have indicated are important to them based on searched terms, reader views on that topic,... Read More

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What About the Budweiser Clydesdales?

May 29, 2009

TheHorse.com has had numerous questions about the fate of the Budweiser Clydesdales since it was announced in July of 2008 that Belgian brewer InBev had purchased Anheuser-Busch, creating the world's largest brewer. Another spate of questions... Read More

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Marion duPont Scott Barn Name Honors Trainer Fout

April 05, 2009

The late Paul R. Fout, a renowned horse breeder and trainer who passed away in 2005, will be posthumously honored when a new equine barn on the campus of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is dedicated in his name on Fri.,... Read More

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Rags to Riches' Foal Taking After Her Mother

March 17, 2009

Although she is little more than a week old, Rags to Riches' first foal is already displaying the same independent streak her mother was known for.

The Giant's Causeway filly, who was... Read More