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Equine Welfare

Keeneland and Turfway Ban Toe Grabs
Officials at Keeneland and Turfway Park announced July 17 a new shoe policy banning the use of toe grabs, from BloodHorse. Read more >>

Animal rights group targets popular rodeo
Critics say steer roping is cruel, as are shock devices to make horses buck, from MSNBC. Read more >>

Second vet worker contracts Hendra Virus
A second Redland, Australia, resident has tested positive to the Hendra Virus following last week’s outbreak at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic, from The Redland Times. Read more >>

Human Interest

Horse Park applies for specialty license plate
The Florida Horse Park is willing to gamble on Marion County’s love for horses to the tune of $100,000, from Ocala.com. Read more >>

Bronze horse statue swiped in Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, Pa., police are calling scrap-metal dealers after a 12-foot bronze race horse was stolen in the last week, from ABC Local. Read more >>

Public Poll Regarding Horse of the Year Gets 10,000 Votes in Less Than 48 Hours
In less than 48 hours, nearly 10,000 people have cast their vote on a question that asks “Where should Curlin go next?” from Yahoo. Read more >>

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