South Carolina

Some 200 Horses Seek Refuge From Hurricane Florence In Aiken

Farms near Aiken, S.C. have taken in roughly 200 horses from the coastal Carolinas in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. The Blood-Horse reported the refugees are mostly show horses and polo ponies seeking shelter ahead of the storm. Aiken is far enough inland it doesn’t often experience significant damage from storms, according to Dogwood Stable’s Jack […]

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South Carolina Horse Exposes Two People To Rabies

Two people in York County, S.C., were exposed to rabies by a horse that tested positive for the disease. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) stated that the two were referred to their health care providers for consultation. The horse appeared lame, but later progressed to exhibiting aggressive behavior. The people were exposed […]

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Are Charleston Carriage Horses Safe?

Heavy machinery has been spooking carriage horses in downtown Charleston, S.C., incident reports show. The city of Charleston’s Tourism Department had had 18 carriage horse incidents reported since 2012. Three of the incidents involved carriages and heavy equipment; there is more equipment present as construction on the peninsula has increased in the last few years. […]

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Feed Contamination Possible in Case of South Carolina Horse Deaths

ADM Alliance Nutrition, an equine feed manufacturer, has been named in some news outlets and on social media as a potential connection to the death of three South Carolina horses and the sickening of another. Anne Kennedy, the farm owner of the barn where the horses resided, fed ADM Alliance 12 percent horse feed. Kennedy […]

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Abandoned horse prompts call for care standards in S.C.

Rescue advocates say a new abandonment case in South Carolina points to the need for a minimum standard of care for horses, as the problem of the unwanted horse continues to grow. A horse that was left at an animal shelter over the weekend was 400 pounds underweight.  Holly Grace is expected to be back […]

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Don’t Mess with Jeannine Edwards

Memo to self. Don’t ever mix it up with ESPN horse racing reporter Jeannine Edwards, who doesn’t take insults kindly. Nor should she. Edwards, who has steadily gotten more insightful and probing over the years as ESPN’s primary interviewer during racing telecasts, was the network’s sideline reporter during Friday night’s Chick-fil-A college bowl game between […]

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Miller was beloved in South Carolina, too

This week, people from across the racing industry expressed their deep fondness for Hall of Fame trainer Mack Miller, who died December 10 at age 89. Miller spent a lot of time in Aiken, South Carolina, and there too, he established an unforgettable reputation as a gentleman.

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