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Churchill, horse trainers reach deal on purses

Churchill Downs Inc. and Kentucky horse trainers have reached a three-year deal on race purses that guarantees a $1.5 million supplement to the money horses will be running for. From The Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Governor signs bill to help horse-racing industry

California’s horse-racing industry is struggling to compete with expanding casinos and other betting alternatives, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday he has signed a measure allowing horse track groups to take a larger cut from wagers to fix up their facilities and offer bigger purses. From The Los Angeles Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Queen’s horse-loving photographer

Iranian-born Henry Dallal’s love of horses, helped secure him the highly prestigious post of photographer to the Queen. From BBC News. Read more >>

BLM rounds up 300 wild horses in northern Wyoming

Federal officials have captured and removed about 300 wild horses in northern Wyoming this week in a continuing effort to reduce the animals’ numbers to more manageable levels. From KTVQ. Read more >>

Guelph Honours The Memory Of Horses

Equine Guelph has announced a new memorial program that celebrates the lives of horses. ‘Hoofprints,’ which was recently launched on Equine Guelph’s website, features a section that honours the memory of deceased horses through stories and pictures. From Standardbred Canada. Read more >>

Wild horse takes a flying leap

A wild horse named Bashful took a six-foot jump up and nearly out of the sales ring into the auction arena, injuring one elderly man and sending a jam-packed crowd scrambling for safety. From The Bismarck Tribune. Read more >>

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