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Pensacola Man Charged in Horse Shooting Case

May 05, 2006

The Escambia County Sheriff's Department arrested Craig M. Smith, 24, of Pensacola, Fla., in connection with the April 17 shootings in Beulah, Fla., which left Desmond Davis' five dogs dead, nine horses either dead or in need of being... Read More

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Texas Fires Kill Horses, Cattle

May 01, 2006

Quenching rains over the weekend of March 18 slowed the progress of Texas panhandle fires that consumed more than 800,000 acres of land and killed an estimated 10,000 head of livestock in less than a week. At least 30 horses in the McLean area o... Read More

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Lloyd's of London Supports UK Publication

May 01, 2006

Lloyd's of London Underwriters, brokers and their Kentucky agents recently gave $45,000 in support of the University of Kentucky equine research publication Equine Disease Quarterly. Since the mid-1980s, the Lloyd's of London group has... Read More

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Kaufman Residents Slam the Door on Horsemeat

May 01, 2006

On March 3, the Kaufman, Texas, zoning board unanimously voted to close Dallas Crown Inc., one of three horsemeat processing plants in the United States. The board ordered the Kaufman-based plant to close its doors by Sept. 30, citing public... Read More

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Farnam's Endure Brand of Fly Repellent Now Comes in a Roll-on

April 28, 2006

Fly control on your horse's face can be a tricky problem. Now Endure comes in a convenient, ready-to-use roll-on. Apply Endure Roll-on for Horses around the horse's nose, eyes, ears, mouth, and also around wounds and other surface lesions to... Read More

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Minnesota Authorities Search for Suspects Who Mutilated Horse

April 26, 2006

Minneapolis and St. Paul's WCCO TV reported online today that Minnesota authorities are searching for suspects in a case involving the mutilation of a Waseca, Minn.... Read More

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Diagnostic Center Funds Removed from Kentucky Budget

April 25, 2006

A $13.5-million appropriation for an expansion of the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) in Lexington is among the budget line items vetoed by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

Fletcher on April 24 cut $370... Read More

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Illness Claims Lane's End Winner With a City

April 24, 2006

Edited press release from Churchill Downs

A mystery illness has claimed the life of Equirace.com's With a City, winner of the $500,000 Lane's End (gr. II) at Turfway Park and an expected starter in the Kentucky Derby presented b... Read More

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AQHA Regional Experiences Kick Off With Region Eight

April 24, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Regional Experience season kicks off May 4-7 with the Region Eight Experience in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Region Eight, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico, is expecting... Read More

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Sunny Skies and 6,113 Fans Greet Pimlico on Opening Day

April 21, 2006

Summer-like temperatures shined on Old Hilltop as racing got underway yesterday (April 20) for the 2006 Pimlico spring meeting. More than 6,100 fans turned out under sunny skies to enjoy an afternoon at the historic Baltimore oval, which will... Read More

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Stork Delivers Four-Legged Army Baby

April 21, 2006

On March 29 just before the stroke of midnight, The Old Guard witnessed the birth of its newest soldier, Cote, a 70-pound colt born in the stables at Fort Myer in Virginia.

Cote was born to Betty Boop, a Percheron-Standardbred cross, and... Read More

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Canada Group Announces Ride For The Cure

April 21, 2006

The Alberta Equestrian Awareness Society will be hosting a Ride for the Cure event to benefit the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The ride will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Waskatenau, Alberta.

Entry fees will... Read More

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Velazquez Released from UK Chandler Medical Center

April 21, 2006

Top Thoroughbred jockey John Velazquez was released this morning (April 21) from the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after suffering injuries sustained in a fall yesterday afternoon when his horse collapsed and rolled onto him... Read More

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Ellis Park Repairs Remain on Schedule

April 20, 2006

Repairs continue at Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack that was heavily damaged by a tornado the morning of Nov. 6.
Ellis Park sustained damage to its terrace grandstand, paddock, jockeys’ quarters, racing office, infield tote board,... Read More

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AQHYA Convention Date, Youth Excellence Seminar Drawing Near

April 20, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association is gearing up for the annual Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar (Y.E.S.) and American Quarter Horse Youth Association Convention June 15-17 at the Amarillo Civic Center. Take advantage of early... Read More

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"Wildfire" Receives Third Season Pickup From ABC Family

April 19, 2006

Production of 13 One-Hour Episodes to Begin This Summer

Lionsgate's hit series "Wildfire," ABC Family's highest rated original drama, has received a third season pickup order from ABC Family. The announcement was made b... Read More

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Professional's Choice Welcomes New Team Members

April 19, 2006

Professional's Choice is proud to introduce its newest team members! Professional's Choice is committed to manufacturing the highest quality products, providing essential protection for horse and rider. The company holds that comfort and... Read More

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Del Mar's Night of the Horse to Feature Dazzling Equine Acts

April 17, 2006

Spectacular horse and rider performances will fill the Del Mar Arena during "Night of the Horse," which will be presented by Mary's Tack & Feed on Saturday, April 22, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

This is the featured event of the... Read More

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Oregon Man Sentenced for Horse Dragging

April 17, 2006

The McMinnville, Ore. News-Register reports online that a Carlton, Ore., man admitted last week to wrapping a chain around the legs of a down horse and dragging it with a tractor. The man has been sentenced to 200 hours of community... Read More

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Congressman Ron Lewis Receives Rolapp Award

April 13, 2006

On Tuesday, April 4, at the American Horse Council's (AHC) annual Awards Luncheon held during the group's annual National Issues Forum, the AHC presented the Rolapp Award to Congressman Ron Lewis of Kentucky.

The Rolapp Award is named i... Read More

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Kentucky Budget Includes $15M for Horse Industry

April 13, 2006

More than $15 million for horse industry-related projects and financial relief is included in the 2006-07 budget approved April 11 by the Kentucky General Assembly. The spending plan now goes to Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher for... Read More

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Royal Lipizzan Stallions Return To New Paltz

April 13, 2006

Founded in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria, the Lipizzan is unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. Assisting General Patton during World War II, the Herrmanns... Read More

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Kentucky Passes Breeder Awards

April 12, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project said the Kentucky General Assembly has passed HB 453, which clears the way for implementation of the breeder awards program for non-race breeds once the bill is signed by the governor. The governor's... Read More

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FOSH 2006 North American Championships

April 12, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) and Mid-Atlantic Sound Horses are excited to announce several firsts for the Seventh North American Pleasure Gaited Horse Championships:
 
* 2006 will be the first time the North American Championships are... Read More

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AQHA Regional Experiences Slated For 2006

April 12, 2006

 The American Quarter Horse Association is continuing its efforts to encourage and enhance show participation. Last year, AQHA launched the first year of Regional Experiences, and the Association continues with 10 Experiences scheduled... Read More