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Eventing Safety Summit Report
As a response to an uncharacteristically tragic Eventing season the USEF and USEA held the first ever Eventing Safety Summit in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 7 and 8, 2008, from the USEA. Read more >>

Racing News

Trainer: Jockey ‘all I can come up with’ to explain Big Brown loss
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. still blames Kent Desormeaux for Big Brown’s stunning last-place finish in the Belmont Stakes, but he wouldn’t object to the jockey riding the horse in his next race, from CBS Sports. Read more >>

Unanswered questions abound after Big Brown’s big loss
One of the most tumultuous and controversial Triple Crown seasons in history is finished, from Sports Illustrated. Read more >>

Christie’s to Auction Horse Racing Books
An important group of horse racing books from the library of Sir Roderick William Cameron, founding member of the American Jockey Club at Jerome Park in 1866 and owner of Clifton Berley Stud in New York, will be auctioned at Christie’s in New York June 12, from BloodHorse. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Animal Welfare Group Battles Online Censorship of Rodeo Videos
Bogus copyright claims used to block YouTube critique of animal mistreatment, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Read more >>

No Unwanted Horses in Wellington!
Equestrian Community in South Florida Rallies Around Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue as a united team, from Phelps Media Group. Read more >>

Horse shot twice in head, DASO looking for owner (2:14 p.m.)
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for the owner of a horse that wandered into a Radium Springs, N.M.,  area yard Monday morning with two gunshot wounds to the head, from the Las Cruces Sun-News. Read more >>

Kentucky man’s horseback tour ends early
A cross country tour on horseback to draw attention to local police and fire fighters has come to a premature end, from WBIR. Read more >>

Molly The Miracle Horse Survives Hurricane and Dog Attack
You may have watched Big Brown try for the Triple Crown this weekend, from WOAI. Read more >>

Around the World

Two Months to Go to the 2008 Olympic Games: A Little about Hong Kong
It may be difficult to believe, but in just over eight weeks’ time the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games will be getting under way in Hong Kong after a whirlwind of frantic preparations, from the USEF. Read more >>

Govt to cover horse flu cost
The federal government in Australia will cover the $100 million cost of eradicating last year’s equine flu outbreak, from Adelaide Now. Read more >>

EU tightens reins for horse trade
Horses, donkeys and mules in the EU will have to have passports and be electronically tagged, the European Commission has decided, from the BBC. Read more >>


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