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Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course

May 17, 2006

The health of livestock and the security of animal agriculture industries are vitally important issues in today's world. The Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course, will be held in Madison, Wisc., July 30-Aug. 4, by the Universit... Read More

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Ashado Scholarship Awarded to Arizona State University Student

May 12, 2006

Following The Race For Education, the first race at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day (May 5), another winner was presented: Kristen Geary of Benson, Ariz., was officially awarded the Ashado Scholarship by Jack and Laurie Wolf of Starlight Stables and... Read More

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Maryland Horse Park & Agricultural Education Center Feasibility Study Released

May 11, 2006

The Maryland Stadium Authority yesterday (May 10) released a feasibility study for a proposed Maryland Horse Park and Agricultural Education Center in Gambrills, Md.

The study, begun in May, 2005, includes a summary of benefits to the... Read More

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KEEP Promises its Members 'We'll Keep on Going'

May 10, 2006

Shaking off defeat of the casino bill in the recent legislative session, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) showed a fresh outlook for the remainder of 2006 in a first public meeting May 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The... Read More

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Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar

May 10, 2006

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will host a Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Internationally recognized equine researchers and industry leaders will discuss timely topics... Read More

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The 2006 Bill Verdugo International Internship Program Recipients

May 08, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is proud to announce the 2006 recipients of the Bill Verdugo International Internship Program. Three deserving people will apprentice this summer with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)... Read More

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Chris Cox Challenges Former Champions in the 2007 Road to the Horse

May 08, 2006

Ride the Remuda Productions announces well-known horse trainer and horsemanship clinician Chris Cox (Mineral Wells, Texas) will compete against past champions Clinton Anderson (Belle Center, Ohio) and Stacy Westfall (Mt. Gilead, Ohio) in the... Read More

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Tracy Farmer Receives William T. Young Humanitarian Award

May 08, 2006

On May 2 at the Derby Trainers' Dinner, Tracy Farmer received the third annual William T. Young Humanitarian Award from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The award was established in 2003 to recognize a person in the Thoroughbred... Read More

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Illinois Teaching Hospital Celebrates National Pet Week

May 08, 2006

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is celebrating National Pet Week, May 7-13, by highlighting the bond that the veterinarians, students, and staff have with their own... Read More

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From Flamenco to Dressage, Andalusians Steal the Show

May 05, 2006

The rapidly growing number of Andalusian aficionados found something for every taste and style at the Ohio Equine Affaire. A lady danced with a white stallion. Dressage medalists demonstrated 4th level movements. Senioritas in beautiful Flamenco... Read More

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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