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Equine Welfare

Horse rescues more than doubled
The UK’s largest horse sanctuary has released figures showing the number of rescues has more than doubled. From BBC News. Read more >>

Mayor Responds To PETA Carriage Request
People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for a ban on horse-drawn carriage rides in Charleston following a Charleston City Paper report last week of a spooked horse incident. From Charleston City Paper. Read more >>

Racing News

Son of two Horses of the Year finally sells at Keeneland
After failing to meet the reserve price twice in the Keeneland sales ring, Vallenzeri, the 2-year-old son of two Horses of the Year, finally sold tonight for $1.9 million. From Courier-Journal. Read more >>

KHRC Panel Approves Helmet Regulation
A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a proposed regulation that would mandate safety helmets be worn by all licensed personnel – including exercise riders and trainers during morning training times – at all of the state’s tracks. From The Blood Horse. Read more >>

Record set on first day of Keeneland April sale
Don’t tell trainer Bob Baffert the economy is in a recession. Baffert Monday night placed the winning bid of $1.9 million for a colt during the opening night of Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Lexington. From Business Journal Louisville. Read more >>

In Other News

Horse patrol shows tradition to visitors
Masters Week visitors looking to take in the sights of Aiken will be exposed to a little of the city’s equestrian tradition. From Augusta Chronicle. Read more >>

Sheikh Mohammed accepts blame after horses fail dope tests
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose global standing in racing has been enhanced by his advocacy of fair play, has revealed that two endurance horses he competes himself have tested positive to prohibited substances. From The Telegraph. Read more >>

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