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Equestrian Sport

Sheikh Hamdan in horse doping inquiry
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum, the son and heir of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Godolphin owner and ruler of Dubai, is under investigation for a horse-doping offence. From The Guardian. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Neglected Horses Up For Sale At Public Auction
The poor economy is forcing  more and more people to abandon and neglect their animals, especially horses. From Local 8 News. Read more >>

Processing plants among survey solutions for unwanted horses
Reopening of U.S. processing plants is among the four most popular solutions suggested for dealing with increasing numbers of unwanted horses nationwide, based on an online survey of horse owners, industry stakeholders and other interested parties. From DVM360. Read more >>

Relief campaign aids more than 1,400 unwanted horses
Early experience with a program established to provide vaccines to equine rescue and retirement facilities indicates that the program is fulfilling an important need. From AVMA. Read more >>

In Other News

Mexican equestrian marvels
Forget the Marlboro man and Annie Oakley. You want real macho and “You go, girl!” attitude, check out Charreria culture. From Louisville Courier-Journal. Read more >>

Horses taken from Raytown stables
State and federal authorities today are looking for two horses that were illegally taken overnight from a Raytown stables under quarantine for a blood-borne disease. From The Kansas City Star. Read more >>

Horse trading talk mounts between NYPD and Boston cops
The NYPD might make some hay out of Boston’s plan to get rid of its police horses. From New York Daily News. Read more >>

Woman, horse hike across US
Ann Byrns’ problems used to center on financial strife. But on Wednesday, her biggest problem was finding a spot to park her horse and herself for the night. From The Times Herald-Record. Read more >>

Rachel Alexandra to race for breast cancer research
Rachel Alexandra, who last month became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness Stakes (G1), will “race for a cure” during the rest of her 2009 campaign. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

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