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Equestrian Sport

NRHA Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees
The National Reining Horse Association Board of Directors recently approved two people and two horses for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame for 2009, from the NRHA.  Read more >>

NRHA Announces 2009 NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
The National Reining Horse Association Board of Directors recently approved two recipients for the 2009 NRHA Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award, from the NRHA.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Horse owners hit by the economy
The sluggish economy is now driving horse lovers to do the unthinkable: abandon their animals. It’s happening at such a growing rate, rescuers and shelters can’t keep up, from KTVB.  Read more >>

Group pushes for more wild horse protections
Federal agencies should change the way they manage wild horses on public lands to prevent the animals from going extinct in five years, advocates said Monday, from the Santa Fe New Mexican.  Read more >>

Prosthetic eye gives horse a shot at show career
A miniature horse has been given a second chance for a career as a show horse — thanks to a prosthetic eye, from Yahoo.  Read more >>

Racing News

Big Brown’s racing career over after horse injures right front foot during workout at Aqueduct
Big Brown’s racing career ended Monday when the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner injured his right front foot during a workout at Aqueduct Race Course in New York, from the Star Tribune.  Read more >>

Why did Big Brown really retire?
If he had been a horse of a different color, or a different name, the news out of Aqueduct yesterday that a 3-year-old colt had suffered a foot injury during a workout would not even be news at all, from Newsday.  Read more >>

Hearing Oct. 20 for suspended horse vets
Two Ohio veterinarians suspended indefinitely by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 3 will have a hearing Oct. 20 in Lexington, Ky., from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

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