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Ward makes impression at Devon Horse Show
McLain Ward has been the Devon Horse Show leading open jumper rider five times in the last 10 years. But for the last three years, Laura Chapot has taken that honor, from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more >>

IOC Issues Anti-Doping Rules for Beijing 2008
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued the IOC Anti-Doping Rules (for human athletes) which will be applied during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, from the FEI. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Value and number of 2-year-olds drop in latest horse auction
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic, which operates one of the top-grossing horse auctions in Maryland, has reported sharp declines this year in every category from overall sales to the number of horses sold, according to the latest auction results released by the Kentucky-based company, from The Maryland Daily Record. Read more >>

Rise of the Quarter horse
In a pasture in eastern Henderson County, Ky., populated by a couple of dozen mares and their babies, a young foal is laying on its side, basking in the sun, from the Evansville Courier & Press. Read more >>

Hoof specialist optimistic about Big Brown
The hoof specialist treating Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown says the horse is responding well to treatment and could return to the track Wednesday, from Fox Sports. Read more >>

Around the Country and the World

Horse spooked by soda can drags Haltom City, Texas, girl to death
A 9-year-old Fort Worth-area girl has died after a horse threw her and dragged her for about 1½ miles over the weekend, from the Houston Chronicle. Read more >>

A stable environment on river dumping ground
For years, this Logan Township site in Pennsylvania, at the mouth of Raccoon Creek, was a dumping ground for mud and silt dredged from the Delaware River, from The Philadelphia Inquirer.  Read more >>

Thousand-year-old Lombard warrior skeleton discovered buried with horse in Italy
Italian archaeologists have discovered a perfectly preserved skeleton of a 1400-year-old Lombard warrior, buried with his horse, from the Telegraph. Read more >>

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