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    Big Brown storms home to capture Kentucky Derby
    So much for experience, from Thoroughbred Times.

    Trainer Jones unsure how Eight Belles got hurt
    Trainer Larry Jones returned to his Churchill Downs barn on Sunday mourning the loss of Eight Belles, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) runner-up who was euthanized after shattering both front ankles, from Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

    Race Illustrates Brutal Side of Sport
    Why do we keep giving thoroughbred horse racing a pass? from The New York Times. Read more >>

    Is Horse Racing Breeding Itself to Death?
    The camera cut away from her, but it should have stayed on her, from The Washington Post. Read more >>

    PETA calls for reforms after Derby horse euthanized on track
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for sweeping reforms and an end to cruelty to race horses after the filly Eight Belles was euthanized at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, from The Virginian-Pilot. Read more >>

    So Where Does the Horse Racing Industry Go From Here?
    If human athletes were euthanized on television every time one broke a leg or a neck in an accident, the N.F.L., Nascar and Olympic skiing would be out of business, from The New York Times. Read more >>

    Barbaro’s trainer keeps another vigil for injured horse
    Michael Matz, trainer of ill-fated 2006 Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro, continues to be star-crossed, from USA Today. Read more >>

    Hall of Famer horse trainer Whiteley dies
    Frank Whiteley Jr., the Hall of Famer who trained two Horse of the Year winners and ill-fated filly Ruffian, died Friday in Camden, from the Texarkana Gazette. Read more >>

    List of Qualified Nations for the 2008 Olympic Games
    A total of 41 countries have qualified, either with team or individual, to participate in the 2008 Olympic Games, from the FEI. Read more >>

    AQHA announces 2009 Hall Of Fame inductees
    Five individuals and three horses will be inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame during the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association Convention, March 6-9 in San Antonio, Texas, from the AQHA. Read more >>

    Mustang Foundation Sets 1,000-Horse Adoption Goal
    Forging a path into a depressed equine industry while calling on an American public with a message of preservation is the challenge of the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) as it announces its goal of placing 1,000 American Mustangs for adoption in 2008, from AHP. Read more >>

    Nicholas is the first French winner
    French phenomenon Nicolas Touzaint became the first Frenchman ever to win The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, from Badminton Horse Trials. Read more >>

    Laine Ashker’s Medical Update
    One Small Step Things have been rather quiet in the ICU over the weekend, from Laine Ashker Eventing. Read more >>

    Update on Darren Chiacchia
    Darren’s improvement over the last 2 weeks has been nothing short of miraculous, from Read more >>

    Horse prices wane in Kansas
    Still shaggy in its winter coat, the colt pirouetted, almost daintily, in the wood shavings on the arena floor, from Read more >>

    NYPD horse throws officer off, then makes his way home alone
    Police say a patrol horse found his own way back through Manhattan streets to his stable after throwing his rider, from Yahoo. Read more >>

    AHC’s Congressional Cavalry Program Grows
    The Congressional Cavalry, organized by the American Horse Council and some of its member organizations, continues to grow, from American Horse Council. Read more >>

    Personality Test Your Horse (or Yourself) in Just 5 Minutes Online at
    If you’ve ever wished your horse came with an owner’s manual, a new web site may be just what the doctor ordered, from AHP. Read more >>


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