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2010 World Equestrian Games

Equestrian fans catch festival fever
The 2010 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG) Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park are a promoter’s dream with 600,000 projected visitors and some 500 million possible television viewers. From The Louisville Courier-Journal. Read more >>

Planning WEG endurance course an endurance event in itself
Jamie Link may be the chief executive officer of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, but when it comes to riding horses, he’s a novice. From TMCnet. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Abuse warning ahead of horse fair
The RSPCA is to double the number of inspectors it sends to a Cumbrian horse fair. From BBC News. Read more >>

Alliance unites horse owners
The United Organizations of the Horse is a new umbrella group established in response to the growing number of public policy challenges facing American horses, their owners and horse-related organizations. From The Casper Star-Tribune. Read more >>

Racing News

Prominent horses receiving more rest amid public scrutiny
Many of those who work in the Thoroughbred racing industry are pointing to the handling of Preakness champion Rachel Alexandra, who will skip Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, as an example of how carefully the sport is managing its most prominent horses. From USA Today. Read more >>

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