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U.S. Show Jumpers Second in First Leg of Samsung Super League with FEI; Belgians are Best in La Baule
The Belgian team came out on top in the first leg of the 2008 Samsung Super League with FEI series in La Baule, France, from the USEF. Read more >>

Benefiting Youth Around the World: National Reined Cow Horse Association Announces Revolutionary Program for Affiliates
The National Reined Cow Horse Association has announced that every NRCHA Affiliate is eligible to receive two Youth Scholarships funded by the National Reined Cow Horse Foundation, from the NRCHA. Read more >>

Saddlebred Competition Incentives Offered at Devon Horse Show to Benefit Breast Cancer Research
The 112th Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is Thursday, May 22, through Sunday, June 1, in Devon, PA, from the USEF. Read more >>

Alex Matz Follow’s Father’s Footsteps at the Devon Horse Show
A famous jumping name will again be present in the Devon Horse Show catalog, from the USEF. Read more >>

CCI*** Saumur to be Broadcast Live on the Internet
All eventing fans will be pleased to learn that the cross-country and jumping portions of CCI*** Saumur taking place this weekend—May 16-18—will be broadcast live on the Internet, from the USEF. Read more >>

High Hope Steeplechase Set for May 18
The 42nd running of the High Hope Steeplechase will take place on Sunday, May 18 at the KHP, from the KHP. Read more >>

Racing News

Preakness Weekend Features 16 Stakes Races
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin appears to be in good shape to sweep the two richest races on the undercard for Saturday, which will climax a weekend of 16 stakes races completed by the 133rd running of the Grade I, $1 million Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. Friday’s card is topped by the Grade I, $250,000 Maryland Lottery Pimlico Special and the Grade II, $200,000 Black-Eyed Susan, from Preakness. Read more >>

No Pimlico postscript
Big Brown will not have to defy post-position history to capture Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, from the Boston Herald. Read more >>

New breed of thoroughbreds are less durable, more flawed
It is a frame built inherently for speed — long and lean with dynamic quarters and hard, polished legs. At its best, it can produce athletic feats that leave even casual fans breathless, from The Statesman.  Read more >>

Thoroughbred Safety Committee Sets Goals, Meeting Dates and Timelines
The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee convened for its initial meeting via teleconference late Wednesday afternoon to discuss the goals and objectives of the committee and to set meeting dates and timelines for the future, from the Jockey Club. Read More >>

Can horse racing get back on track?
They will run another major horse race on Saturday: The 133rd Preakness in Baltimore, from Sports Illustrated. Read more >>

Horse racing needs an authority figure
The sport has no central power to provide leadership on issues such as horse safety and track surfaces, from the Los Angeles Times. Read more >> 

Equine Welfare

Kings Troop horse dies during Royal Windsor rehearsal
A King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery horse was put down on Tuesday 6 May after an accident during rehearsals for the first Royal Windsor Tattoo, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Emotional Testimony at Wild Horse Roundup Hearings
Advocates said the agency ignores reports of cruelty to the horses during roundups and repeatedly lets out contracts to horse gatherers who perpatrate the cruelty, from KTVN. Read more >>

Association News

Arabian Horse Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
The Arabian Horse Foundation has announced the names of 51 scholarship recipients for 2008, from the USEF. Read more >>



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