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Anti-Soring Legislation Introduced in House and Senate

There are now bills in both the House and Senate to amend the Horse Protection Act to eliminate soring. On July 31, just before breaking for the August recess, Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013. The bill is intended to strengthen the Horse Protection […]

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Here One Minute, Gone the Next: Rescuers Pull Horse From Sinkhole

A British horse owner awoke one night recently to distressed neighing, but was unable to locate her horse, Harvey. Pheobe Garlick of Somerset discovered the horse at the bottom of a six-foot sinkhole, with all his legs submerged in mud. Local fire and rescue services worked with veterinarians and a local farmer to pull the […]

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Does this make my hooves look big? Ponies slip on sweaters for Scottish tourism

A recent promotional campaign by Visit Scotland, formerly known as the Scottish Tourist Board, matched the country’s two biggest exports—Shetland ponies and Scottish wool—in an unexpected way. The campaign’s photos of fluffy ponies donning colorful wooly sweaters went viral among horse lovers on Facebook, and prompted CNN to wonder just how you get ponies into […]

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Brubeck’s inspiration? A horse, of course

Horses provide inspiration for so many things, even jazz music. The legendary Dave Brubeck, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, grew up on a remote California ranch and said the first ideas for his complex rhythmic patterns came from the sound of horse hoofbeats.  From the Associated Press: “In a discussion with biographer […]

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Destination unknown for many mustangs sold through sales program

In an economy that has seen wild horse adoptions drop, the Bureau of Land Management found a solution to giving some relief to the overfull holding pens and pastures holding the rounded up horses. Tom Davis, a livestock hauler from Colorado, has adopted at least 1,700 horses and burros from the BLM since 2009. Davis […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Preview

In today’s edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel dive into Saturday’s $500,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn and talk about what to expect in Sabercat’s seasonal debut, along with favorite Secret Circle’s attempt at continuing to stretch out. They also discuss Gemologist vs. Currency Swap – Friday’s battle between a pair of […]

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United Equine CEO on slaughter plant: ‘We’re going into business’

The company that wants to build a horse processing plant in southwestern Missouri isn’t backing its plans off despite protests from many local residents.  At an “informational meeting” Monday, United Equine CEO Sue Wallis said while a previous site for the plant has been ruled out, the company is moving forward and hopes to open […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Recap

In today’s edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel explain why the San Felipe Stakes was the best Kentucky Derby prep race so far in 2012, and tell you why the Tampa Bay Derby wasn’t even the best Kentucky Derby prep run in Florida over the weekend. Find out which race was, and more. […]

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TCI: Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe Previews

In this edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel check in with Brisnet.com handicapper Ed DeRosa, and fill you in on everything to look for in this weekend’s key Kentucky Derby preps on both coasts, including the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. Watch it. Comment.

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TCI: Gotham recap, who’s in the top ten?

In the latest edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon & Joel reveal the TCI Top 10 brought to you by TwinSpires.com.  They also discuss the champ’s return to the winner’s circle in the Gotham Stakes. But does Hansen make the Top 10, and who is #1? Watch it. Comment.

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