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Equestrian Sport

Polo horses in US to undergo random drug tests
Random drug tests will begin next year for horses in polo matches in the U.S. after the deaths of 21 elite horses in Florida that were injected with an incorrectly mixed supplement shortly before a championship match, the United States Polo Association said Wednesday. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Questions surface over Aspen Valley Horse Rescue operation
A rescue operation that has captured the hearts of horse lovers in the Roaring Fork Valley since late September is now capturing scrutiny from observers who fear the effort is well-intentioned but misguided. From The Aspen Times. Read more >>

Racing News

Zenyatta simply perfect in Classic
Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the connections of unbeaten champion older mare Zenyatta. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

Barred for Drugs, Horse Trainers Return to Track
In 2007, Kentucky racing officials found cobra venom, a powerful painkiller, in the barn of Patrick Biancone, a horse trainer with prestigious victories from Hong Kong to France. From New York Times. Read more >>

In Other News

N.J. woman sues NYPD for horse bite
A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against New York police, alleging a horse in its mounted unit bit her, leaving permanent injuries, court records show. FroM UPI.com. Read more >>

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