Horse Industry News
October 22, 2008
Sam Houston Race Park will cancel its 2008/2009 fall Thoroughbred meet due to damages sustained by the facility as a result of Hurricane Ike. The storm's high winds and rainfall caused significant damage throughout the property including the... Read More
October 22, 2008
When Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky agents gathered recently at Keeneland race course to present a $45,000 check to the University of Kentucky, the event marked more than a quarter-century of financial support for the... Read More
October 22, 2008
Slovenia gave Britain's queen a prized Lipizzaner stallion during her visit to this Alpine nation Wednesday--but she won't be taking the horse home to meet the rest of the royal menagerie.
The 16-year-old horse, 085 Favory Canissa XXII, is... Read More
October 11, 2008
Billy the Kid just shot two deputies and has escaped from prison. He's making his getaway on horseback. Just how far can he expect his horse to go--and at what speed?
To provide realistic answers to those and other questions, a production... Read More
October 07, 2008
The Reseau d'Epidemio-Surveillance en Pathologie Equine (RESPE) is the French surveillance network for infectious diseases in horses and was implemented in 1999. Since January 2008, a new legal status including socio-professional structures has... Read More
October 05, 2008
Former NASCAR driver Tina Gordon has traded in her car and truck racing horsepower for the four-legged kind, according to an article on
October 03, 2008
Geraldine Trupia, the operator of a New York breeding farm where authorities seized a herd of malnourished horses in August, plead guilty to two counts of Class A misdemeanor animal cruelty under a plea agreement unveiled during her... Read More
October 01, 2008
Lack of funding for the regulatory functions of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was the focal point at a Sept. 30 meeting of the state's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing.
During the panel's monthly meeting, members were told... Read More
September 27, 2008
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is developing a five-prong plan to implement equine drug testing standards similar to those used by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The action, announced Sept. 24 after board meeting of the RMTC,... Read More
September 26, 2008
A week and a half after Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, Texas, horse rescue groups working the scene are scaling back their involvement as horse owners return to reclaim their animals and start the long rebuilding process.
Jerry... Read More
September 25, 2008
European cloning company Cryozootech announced Sept. 18 the birth of the clone of Calvaro 5, Swiss rider Villi Melliger's top-ranked jumper who died in 2003.
It took five years to clone this horse successfully. After a few failed attempts for ... Read More
September 23, 2008
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a statewide ban on certain kinds of whips in harness racing.
The commission on Monday unanimously approved the ban on whips and riding crops that have strands of material at the end called a... Read More
September 21, 2008
Some horse thieves are at work in Buena Vista County, Iowa--but they're only after the tail.
The sheriff's office said three people reported chopped tails just in the past week. Major Doug Simons said each case appears similar--someone went... Read More
September 10, 2008
Hurricane Ike barreled across the warm, energizing waters of the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday on its way toward the Texas coast.
Forecasters said the Category 1 storm was already strengthening over open waters after leaving Cuba and could grow... Read More
September 09, 2008
Residents of the Gulf Coast are watching anxiously as Hurricane Ike trudges toward areas still cleaning up after Gustav.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry put 7,500 National Guard members on standby as the National Hurricane Center warned the storm... Read More
September 07, 2008
Horse advocate John A. Hettinger, a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Racing Association (Thoroughbreds) and Chairman Emeritus of the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, died Sept. 6 at his Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y., afte... Read More
August 30, 2008
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has advised the public that it is amending the regulations regarding the importation of live horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs by removing Panama from the lists of regions where... Read More
August 29, 2008
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