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Equestrian Sport

Barteau and Roenick Crowned 2008 USEF National Champions on the Second Day of the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions; USEF Selection Trial for the 2008 Olympic Team in Dressage Continues as Peters wins Grand Prix Special
Overnight leader Steffen Peters returned to the Oaks Blenheim ring with Ravel in the USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship and the USEF Selection Trial for Dressage, and made it quite clear that he was not going to relinquish his lead, from the USEF. Read more >>

Peters Prevails on Day One of the USEF Selection Trials for Dressage at the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions; Juniors and Young Riders Shine
Day one of the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions was highlighted by the afternoon performances of the 12 best horses in the country competing in the USEF Selection Trials for the 2008 Olympic Team in Dressage, from the USEF. Read more >> 

Mike Miller Wins 2008 NRCHA Non Pro Derby on Bucks Genuine Fever
It was a repeat performance for Mike Miller, as he topped the NRCHA Non Pro Derby for the second year in a row, from the NRCHA. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Jockey hurt, horse euthanized at Churchill Downs
Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan received minor injuries and his horse, Vinstar, was euthanized after the horse took a spill Saturday during the first race at Churchill Downs, from KOB. Read more >>

Horse Tests Positive for Illegal Drugs
Horse trainer Larry Jones has one of the best reputations in horse racing. But now, his flawless record is at stake, from Tri-State. Read more >>

Anti-drug advocates allege sabotage after horse tests positive
Two of the most outspoken critics on the use of drugs in horse racing recently had a colt of their own fail a drug test, a result that they are saying was sabotage, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >> 

Loose shoe could have hampered Big Brown
A dislodged shoe on Big Brown’s right back foot could be the reason the horse faltered so badly in the Belmont Stakes, Newsday reported Monday, from NBC Sports. Read more >> 

Baldwin to question Chicago’s horse sense
Could ”30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin be heading our way? Word has it the outspoken actor has gotten wind of the fact that Chicago — like New York — features antique carriages pulled by aging horses as a tourist attraction, from the Chicago Sun-Times. Read more >>

Guilty plea expected in death of family horse
Jack Ireland never met a tougher, more stubborn female than Cutie, from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more >>

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