hurricane harvey

Rapid And Effective: Equine Assistance Response To Hurricane Harvey

  Hurricane Harvey, which struck the Texas coast in August of 2017, was truly a record setter, battering towns along the coast for four days with Category 4 winds. Rain was so heavy in some places of Houston that one location got over 60 inches of rain, setting a new record for rainfall total during […]

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Indiana Grand, Hoosier Park Sponsor Fundraising Campaign For Animal Disaster Relief

At the beginning of September, Centaur Gaming hosted a weeklong fundraising campaign in support of disaster relief efforts for pets and animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. Over the course of the week, guests at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino donated a total of $24,890 to be split between the […]

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Louisiana’s Equine Sales Company Catalogs Over 200 For Open Yearling And Mixed Sale

A catalogue of 195 head has been released for the Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale. Approximately 10 late supplements are being added, which will bring the total catalogue to more than 200. The auction will be held Sunday, October 15, at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana. The auction will start with an […]

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When The Storm Clears, Veterinary Challenges Remain For Horses Stuck In Flood Waters

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma flooded two of the largest horse populations in the United States. Texas has a million horses and Florida has a half-million. During the hurricanes, the major threat to these animals was flying debris, but in their aftermath, horses struggled through floodwater to survive. Floodwater is particularly hazardous because of the level […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot Cancelled Due To Regional Impact Of Hurricane Harvey

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced that it is altering its stakes schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 Thoroughbred season, due to the regionwide impact of Hurricane Harvey. The 84-day meet is scheduled to get underway on October 18. At the recommendation of the HBPA Board of Directors, Delta Downs has decided to cancel eight […]

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Delta Downs: Funding Shortfall Could Mean Canceling Of Jackpot, Princess Stakes

A decline in casino revenue has officials at Delta Downs considering eliminating several stakes races in October and November, including the track’s marquee event, the Delta Downs Jackpot. The Daily Racing Form reports that much of the facility’s business comes from the Houston area, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey. That has resulted in a decline in […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Applying Lessons From Harvey To Hurricane Irma

Just as Texas and Louisiana are making the transition from rescue to recovery, our friends in Florida are buckling in for the test of their lives. It has been said that when nature is at its worst, humans are at their best. If Harvey has given us anything, it is a guide of how to […]

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Jockeys Melancon, Batista Organize Relief Supplies For Hurricane Harvey Refugees

Jockeys Gerard Melancon and Alexis Batista worked together to organize a relief effort for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey last week, according to the Daily Racing Form. The riders gathered more than 50 cases of water and a stash of diapers to a shelter in Lake Charles, La. which has taken in Texas residents fleeing the […]

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NTRA Charities Contributes $5,000 To Sam Houston Employees Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

NTRA Charities – a subsidiary of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association – has pledged a $5,000 donation to the Penn National Gaming Foundation, with the contribution earmarked for employees of Sam Houston Race Park most severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods in Southeast Texas. “We’ve all seen the devastating images coming out […]

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Vaccarezza, Williams To Donate 20 Percent Of Frank And Dino’s Sales To Hurricane Harvey

Trainer Carlo Vaccarezza and owner John Williams, owners of the popular Frank and Dino’s Restaurant in Boca Raton, will donate 20 percent of all sales Sunday through Wednesday to the J.J. Watt Foundation to fund Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Vaccarezza, who trained multiple Grade I winner Little Mike and is stabled at Palm Meadows, and Williams, owner of J […]

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