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Equestrian Sport

The Joy of Six: great Grand National moments
There have been fewer moments of greater sporting, let alone racing, drama than Red Rum’s first victory in the Grand National. From The Guardian. Read more >>

Top grand prix show jumpers ready for American Invitational
Thirty-six top grand prix show jumpers will take the field Saturday in the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational to compete for the $60,000 top prize. From Palm Beach Daily News. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Schweitzer vetoes, amends horse-slaughter bill
Gov. Brian Schweitzer sent House Bill 418, the horse-slaughter bill, back to the Legislature for amendment, exercising his amendatory veto power. From Helena Independent Record. Read more >>

Equine Health

Horse owners: Vaccinate those animals now
Now is the best time for horse owners to vaccinate their horses, donkeys and mules against West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. From Citizen-Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Police: Missing Amelia boy drove off with family horses and dog
Police are trying to find a 13-year-old Amelia County boy who has been missing — along with a pickup truck, two horses, a four-horse trailer and the family dog — since Wednesday morning. From Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read more >>

Helping horses a world away
This year was not the first time the annual large-animal rescue training conducted at Eastern Kentucky University has drawn participants from other countries. From The Richmond Register. Read more >>

Come again? Thieves steal horse hair from stables across the country
One of the strangest crimes we’ve heard of lately is one that seemingly offers no substantial monetary reward and puts the perpetrator(s?) into dangerous territory: directly behind a horse’s powerful hind legs.  From LA Unleashed. Read more >>

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