Horse Industry News


Horse Rescued from Icy Canal in England

January 05, 2006

A mare was extracted on Dec. 27 from a Black Country canal in Central England after spending up to 10 hours overnight in the icy water. The incident was described by the Express & Star, a British evening newspaper (Read More


Texas A&M Offers New Economic Center

January 02, 2006

Texas A&M University will create a Center for Equine Business Studies to provide equine industry statistics and data to the government and public to help the horse industry make better decisions and build business. The university has retaine... Read More


A Decade Looking Inside

January 01, 2006

Starting in 1996, James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, a veterinary educator at the University of Georgia (UGA), began to work with Thel Melton, a computer graphics artist in the college, to develop a faster way for students to envision what is happening... Read More


Benefits of Bran Mash

January 01, 2006

A little bran, warm water, and molasses are all it takes to create a mouth-watering mash fit for horse utopia.... Read More


New Year, Same Resolve

January 01, 2006

A new year has begun. How many resolutions have you made? Broken any yet? Mine include getting home and barn emergency kits together. I've had them in the past, but when we checked after the hurricanes made preparedness an issue in our lives,... Read More


New York Requiring Kentucky Health Papers

December 31, 2005

Dr. Anthony Verderosa, Chief Examining Veterinarian for the New York Racing Association (NYRA), conveyed to the Kentucky State Veterinarian by telephone earlier this afternoon (Dec. 31, 2005) that effective immediately, all horses shipping onto... Read More


Fires Force Horse Evacuations

December 22, 2005

Smoke rising from wildfires in Los Angeles County, Calif., provided an uneasy backdrop for rescue teams tending to animal evacuees housed at Pierce College, located just eight miles from the fires. The college housed up to 225 horses along with ... Read More


Dual Classic Winner Afleet Alex Retired

December 07, 2005

Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, winner of this year's Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), has been retired. Trainer Tim Ritchey announced Thursday the son of Northern Afleet has been retired due to a recently detected injury believed t... Read More


Sixth Annual Purina Equine Veterinary Conference Attracts Veterinarians, Veterinary Students

November 28, 2005

With nearly 400 in attendance, this year's Equine Veterinary Conference was the largest and one of the most successful conferences ever hosted by Purina Mills, according to Purina Mills Horse Business Group officials. The conference took place... Read More


Coping in the Wake of Fair Hill Barn Fire

November 03, 2005

The sight is devastating. Charred posts and jagged pieces of tin are jutting into the air from the blackened remains of what was a 40-stall horse barn on the peaceful rolling hills of the Fair Hill Training Center.

Just to the left of on... Read More


Wisconsin Horse Dies in Hayride Incident

October 18, 2005

According to the Watertown Daily Times, a horse died in an accident at Ebert's Greenhouse Village in Ixonia, Wisc., on Sunday afternoon as a fall... Read More


Painter Richard Stone Reeves Dies at 85

October 17, 2005

Richard Stone Reeves, perhaps the greatest modern-day horse painter, died Oct. 7 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, N.Y. He was 85.

Over the years, Reeves had been commissioned by top owners and breeders to paint portraits of... Read More


Kentucky Considered for 2010 World Games

October 14, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. is one of three locations being considered to host the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG). The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI, the governing body for international equestrian sport), will announc... Read More


Two Horses Shot in Oregon; One Dies

October 10, 2005

"It's just the biggest heartbreak you can imagine," said Doris Mataya, owner of Laddie, a 14-month-old registered Paint colt and his pregnant dam, Lady. The two horses were shot multiple times in Mataya's pasture between midnight and 7 a.m. on... Read More


Filly's Burned Tail Amputated

September 07, 2005

Dixie, the spotted saddle horse who was set on fire on Aug. 19, had to have her tail amputated, said her owner, Vonda Hamilton, of Erwin, N.C.

Brian Garrett, DVM, had given Dixie a 60% chance of survival following the attack, but though... Read More


Fans Honor Slain Saddlebred

September 01, 2005

A crowd of about 300 people overflowed the Kentucky Horse Park's (KHP) Hall of Champions pavilion on July 10 in Lexington to honor Saddlebred champion Wild Eyed & Wicked following his burial at the park. Wicked was one of three Saddlebreds... Read More


Veterinarian Alexander Harthill Dead at 80

September 01, 2005

Alexander Harthill, DVM, a renowned Central Kentucky racehorse veterinarian known as "Derby Doc" to his colleagues, died July 16 at 80 years old.

Harthill died at Hospice and Palliative Care in Louisville, Ky., after complications from a... Read More


Horse in Australia Identified as Samood

August 24, 2005

The horse believed to have been Dubai Excellence when sold to stand at stud in Australia has been identified as Samood.

Michael Ford, keeper of the Australian Stud Book, confirmed that recent DNA test have confirmed the horse presently i... Read More


Online Auction to Benefit Grandson of Philadelphia Horse Trainer

August 23, 2005

An online auction will begin on Sept. 1 and run through Sept. 15 to benefit Jan Michael, grandson of Philadelphia-based racehorse trainer Don White. Jan Michael was born prematurely on Feb. 3 with extensive complications, including a cleft lip... Read More


Florida Stallion Tour d'Or Dead

August 11, 2005

Prominent Florida stallion Tour d'Or, one of the last major stallions stemming from Secretariat's male line, was euthanatized in late July after foundering. The 23-year-old Secretariat grandson by Canadian champion Medaille d'Or stood since the... Read More


Another "Seabiscuit" Equine Actor Retired

July 22, 2005

A Thoroughbred retirement organization has purchased one of the 10 horses that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film about the horse, says the Miami Herald in a July 21 article.

The Herald article quoted Michael Blowen,... Read More


Beijing 2008: Equestrian Events Moved to Hong Kong

July 20, 2005

Through negotiations held during the 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Singapore, the IOC, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) recently... Read More


Trailer Overturns; Six Horses Injured

July 19, 2005

A horse trailer overturned near Belpre, W.V., July18, amazingly leaving six horses with only minor cuts. The road was closed for more than an hour as the accident was cleaned up and the horses were caught.

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Wilson Named Kentucky's Top Racing Vet

July 18, 2005

Gary Wilson, DVM, a Winchester, Ky., veterinarian, has been named chief veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA). Wilson, who has been a practicing veterinarian since 1977, has extensive experience in the field of equine... Read More


Horse Hit, Causes Traffic Snarl on California Freeway

July 18, 2005

A horse was hit by a car on San Dimas Avenue in San Dimas, Calif., on Saturday (June 16), before it ran onto the Foothill (210) Freeway. According to an online San Gabriel Valley Tribune report (Read More