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British Horseracing Authority Making Plans For Resumption On June 1

Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government on Monday. In its document, Our Plan to Rebuild, the government said it planned for sporting and cultural events to resume behind closed doors as part of the second step of lifting […]

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British Horseracing Authority Publishes Provisional Program For First Week Of Racing

On Sunday May 10, the UK Government will outline the next phase of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, which may include changes to its current social distancing restrictions and, potentially, a timeline for the resumption of sport. Horse racing industry leaders will then meet on Monday, May 11 to discuss the Government’s announcement and […]

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Churchill Downs Will Debut New 20-Stall Starting Gate For 2020 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack has entered into an agreement with Australian-based Steriline Racing to design and construct a new custom-made, 20-stall starting gate that will be used for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The new starting gate will be utilized exclusively for the […]

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New UK Mapping Tool To Help Prevent Spread Of Strangles

Horse & Hound reports that the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has created a website that will provide up-to-date information on strangles diagnoses across the United Kingdom using a map function that highlights regions where strangles cases have been confirmed. Part of the surveillance of equine strangles project that was launched in April 2019, this website […]

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Preliminary Findings From University Of Kentucky Study On Indoor Arenas Released

When University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment graduate student Staci McGill set out to learn more about the air quality of indoor horse arenas last year, she was surprised to discover there wasn’t any existing research available. So she forged the way with first-of-its-kind research, melding her passion for riding with her […]

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UK Agricultural Meteorologist Warns Of Livestock Heat Stress Dangers Through Weekend

It’s already hot outside, but University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Matthew Dixon said it’s about to get even hotter over the weekend, and livestock producers and horse owners need to do what they can to minimize animal stress. “Much of the state is under an excessive heat warning through Sunday evening,” Dixon said. “We expect […]

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UK Equine Farm And Facilities Expo To Be held May 30 In Lexington

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, at Olive Hill Sporthorses, 4746 Huffman Mill Pike, Lexington. The event is free and open to the public. A meal will be provided for those in attendance. Farm managers and horse owners […]

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New Service Making Equine End-Of-Life Decisions Easier

Scotland has piloted a new website to help horse owners with end-of-life decisions. The Equine End of Life Service is a nonprofit organization that provides options for euthanasia, removal and disposal. Created by the National Fallen Stock Company, the goal of the site is to provide simple, easy-to-understand information, removing some of the stress associated […]

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Inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit Promotes Education Among Equestrians

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs, Saddle Up Safely and other partnering organizations will host an inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit on Tuesday, April 23, prior to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event will be held at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, from 7:30 a.m. […]

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