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Kentucky Derby Fallout

Filly’s Owner Stands by His Decision
Still saddened by the death of his filly Eight Belles, the owner Rick Porter said Monday that he had no regrets about running her in the Kentucky Derby, from The New York Times. Read more >>

ASPCA Issues Statement on Eight Belles’ Tragic Death At 2008 Kentucky Derby
In the wake of the tragic death of Eight Belles at this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) issued the following statement today, from the ASPCA. Read more >>

‘He Did Not Try to Abuse That Horse’
Eight Belles trainer says jockey used whip only to keep filly off rail, from ABC. Read more >>

British Viewpoint: Dirt and drugs undermine American racing’s big day
The best that American racing can offer was there for all to see in the two minutes it took to run the Kentucky Derby on Saturday night, and so too was the worst, from The Guardian. Read more >>

UC Davis Works To End Fatal Horse Injuries
Scientists at UC Davis are working to end fatal horse racing injuries like the one that took place Saturday at the Kentucky Derby, from KCRA. Read more >>

Show News

Eventing Team Announces Mandatory Outings for 2008 Olympic Games
The United States Equestrian Federation is announcing two Mandatory Outings for their Eventing Short Listed Riders, from the USEF. Read more >>

One Qualifier Left for 2008 Adequan/USEF National Open Reining Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach
The countdown is almost over, from the USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

New Zealand horses in need of saviours
Ninety Kaimanawa wild horses will be sent to the abattoir if good homes cannot be found for them, from Stuff. Read more >>

Probe into bolting horse at show
An investigation has begun after a horse bolted into the crowd at a show in Hampshire, England, injuring six people, from the BBC. Read more >>

 Obituary

Jerry Wells Dies at Age 67
Jerry Wells, who showed American Quarter Horses to 61 AQHA world championships, died May 3, from the AQHA. Read more >> 

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