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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

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Book Excerpt: Oxygen Supply

November 08, 2006

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Happy Trails by Les Sellnow. This book is available from www.ExclusivelyEquine.com.... Read More

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Pine Island Buried Monday at Claiborne Farm

November 07, 2006

Pine Island, who was euthanatized after breaking down in the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, was buried at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., Monday at 1 p.m. (EST). Her grave is located next t... Read More

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New Forensics Book Spotlights Advancements in Animal Crime Investigations

November 07, 2006

The Humane Society Press, the publishing imprint of The Humane Society of the United States, has announced the release of Forensic Investigation of Animal Cruelty: A Guide for Veterinary and Law Enforcement Professionals by Leslie... Read More

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New Recruit Steps In for Toronto Police Horse Killed by Car

November 07, 2006

Commodore, a 3-year-old Belgian cross, was introduced Saturday (Nov. 4) as the newest member of the Toronto Police Mounted Unit, reports the Read More

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HEART Equine Ambulance Seeks Employees for Florida Season

November 06, 2006

HEART's new state-of-the-art equine ambulance makes its first appearance in Florida starting with the National Horse Show in Wellington, Fla., Nov. 28 through Dec. 3. HEART will continue to work at Florida horse shows until early March.... Read More

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Pine Island Euthanatized; Fleet Indian Injured in Distaff

November 04, 2006

The two 5-2 co-favorites in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) both broke down during the running of the race and failed to finish. Phipps Stable's Pine Island suffered a dislocation of the left front fetlock and was euthanatized... Read More

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It's a Cruel World

November 01, 2006

What defines "cruelty"? The same question was asked of pornography, and the answer was that it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. Unfortunately, cruelty to horses has many faces, and not all are what they appear. Some things one... Read More

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Flying Horses

November 01, 2006

For humans, it seems a fairly simple process to take a plane trip, with the most complicated portion involving transportation to the airport or the wait in security lines. But what must transpire to get a horse aboard a jet and fly him thousands of... Read More

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Artsplace, Champion Pacer and Sire, Euthanatized

November 01, 2006

Artsplace, a champion pacing sire and racehorse, was euthanatized Monday (Oct. 30) at the University of Pennsylvania's large animal hospital, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., at the age of 18. The decision was made to euthanatize the hors... Read More

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Legal Fight Continues Over Care of Retired NYC Police Horses

October 31, 2006

Old New York Police Department horses done with pounding the pavement get to amble away their retirement years on gentle grass here.

No shoes. No saddles. The only honking heard on this ranch two hours north of Manhattan comes from geese.... Read More

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Insight Communications to Include HRTV

October 31, 2006

HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World... Read More

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Ohio Horse Industry Growing at a Gallop

October 30, 2006

A surge in Ohio's horse industry reflects a renewed interest in recreational riding, board, and breeding, trainers and other professionals say.

The number of horses in Warren County, northeast of Cincinnati, jumped from 2,565 in 1997 to... Read More

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Woman Hits Horse, Dies in Fiery Crash

October 30, 2006

A woman from The Dalles, Ore., has been killed in a fiery car crash about one mile west of the city.

According to the Wasco County Sheriff's office, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, 66-year-old Hazel Zitzelberger was on Highway 30 near The... Read More

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American Riding Instructor's Association Announces Scholarship Grants

October 29, 2006

The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) will award up to one hundred scholarship grants, for $200 each, to riding instructors wishing to attend either The National Riding Instructors Convention or any ARIA Instructor Certification Tes... Read More

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Saturday Card at Aqueduct Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

October 28, 2006

The Saturday, Oct. 28, live racing card at Aqueduct in Queens, N.Y., was cancelled because of heavy rain and strong winds.

Three stakes races scheduled--the grade II, $150,000 First Flight Handicap for fillies and mares at seven furlongs... Read More

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Government Tells Tennessee Walking Horse Industry to Stop Abuse

October 28, 2006

Chattanooga horse owner Lucille Davis had heard the ugly rumors about what some trainers did to force the high-stepping gait on a Tennessee Walking Horse.

"I have to admit I didn't believe horses were being abused," Davis said. "Now as I... Read More

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BHS Ride UK Web Site Offers Prize for Survey Response

October 27, 2006

The British Horse Society (BHS) is eager to find out what people think of the Ride UK website, and how it can improve its service to riders. The site, which provides details of riding throughout the UK, horse-friendly accommodation, and... Read More

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BLM Rounding Up Horses on Fire-Scorched Range

October 26, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will round up around 100 horses on the Clan Alpine Herd Management Area in Northern Nevada this week, reports Nevada television station Read More

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New 'Cushion Track' Attracts Out-of-Towners

October 26, 2006

Hollywood Park, which will debut its Cushion Track for racing when its fall meet begins Nov. 1, is expecting some out-of-town trainers to send horses after the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

Dan Eidson,... Read More