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Equestrian Sport

British Equestrian Federation launches regional talent squads
Five regional foundation squads, aiming to produce a pool of up-and-coming talented riders, are being launched across England. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Racing News

Vet: Running race may have seriously injured I Want Revenge
I Want Revenge, the Kentucky Derby favorite who was scratched the morning of the race, has a “very minor strain” of a ligament below his left front ankle, said his attending veterinarian. From The Louisville Courier-Journal. Read more >>

Canadian champion horse Mine That Bird talk of racing world after Derby win
Even as a modest US$9,500 purchase, Mine That Bird acted like he was something special. From The Canadian Press. Read more >>

Mine That Bird may move on to run in Preakness
Mine That Bird stood regally, his ears pricked, his gaze fixed on the rows of clicking cameras. Then the 50-1 upset winner of the Kentucky Derby put his head down and began munching on grass, leaving his human handlers still in shock about his stunning 6 3/4-length victory a day earlier. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Horses found dead, starving in Nebraska
More than 200 wild horses and burros were removed from the 3-Strikes Ranch near Alliance because of allegations of abuse and neglect, and ranch owner Jason Meduna, 42, was arrested last week on one count of animal cruelty. From Rapid City Journal. Read more >>

Sheriff’s Department Investigating Shooting Of Donkey
About the time J.B. was born, his mother was shot and killed by a passerby. Now J.B. will rely on someone to bottle feed him once per hour as he fights for survival. From NorthEscambia.com. Read more >>

Horse slaughter bill becomes law in Montana
Legislation that will allow horse slaughter plants in Montana has passed into law, including provisions that limit the rights of appeal by those opposing their establishment. From Horsetalk.co.nz. Read more >>

In Other News

Will there be legal trouble for lab that botched polo horse supplement?
When Franck’s Pharmacy Compounding Lab admitted that it botched a vitamin supplement that killed 21 polo horses, most questions about how the horses died and who is responsible were laid to rest. From The Gainesville Sun. Read more >>

Queen gets another horse from the RCMP
The RCMP, under the shadow of controversy in recent months, will get an old- fashioned image polish later this month courtesy of its most famous patron – Queen Elizabeth II. From Canada.com. Read more >>

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