The HorseChannel Newswire
Updated: 08-30-07

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Australian Horse Racing May Resume on Weekend
Horseracing may resume in some Australian states this weekend after the government said a ban on transporting horses following an outbreak of equine flu will probably be lifted on Aug. 31, from Bloomberg. Read More >>

Australia Says Its Horse Flu Virus Is Same as Japan’s
The equine influenza virus that’s brought Australia’s horseracing industry to a standstill is the same strain that spread in Japan, veterinary officials said, from Bloomberg. Read More >>

Olympic coach blames quarantine for horse flu outbreak
Australia’s Olympic equestrian coach has lashed out at the nation’s quarantine protocols, saying every horse owner has a right to be outraged equine flu has taken hold, from ABC News. Read More >>

Australian horse flu hobbles APEC security plans
An unprecedented outbreak of horse flu in Australia has knocked mounted police out of the security package planned for the APEC summit in Sydney next week, police said Tuesday, from TODAYonline. Read More >>

$2,500 reward offered in case of horse struck with tobacco hatchet
National animal protection advocates have gotten behind the effort to find whoever struck a Robertson County, Tenn., pet horse in the head with a tobacco ax. The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information in the case, from The Leaf-Chronicle. Read More >>

Rules Would Rein In Shifty Horse Traders
Scores of horses, coats glistening and muscles rippling, were sized up by potential buyers before they entered the auction ring in Ocala last week, where horse traders paid more than $9 million for Florida’s finest yearlings, from TBO.com. Read More >>

Horse aficionado draws fans to book fictionalizing history
Sam Morton settles in at a table at The Palace Restaurant downtown and begins telling a story about a horse he bought on the same day as the Tiananmen Square massacre, from the Billings Gazette. Read More >>

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