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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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Scotland: Five Racecourses’ ‘United Approach’ Ushers Attendance Boost

Attendance at the five major horse racing tracks in Scotland in 2015 was the highest it had been in nearly a decade, according to express.co.uk, and at 308,258 was a solid 13 percent higher than in 2012. “The great strength of horse racing in Scotland is the united approach adopted by the five racecourses,” said the […]

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Reunited and It Feels So Good: Racing Cheers Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote

Scotland’s decision to remain part of the United Kingdom after its historic vote Thursday has many people involved in racing industry relieved, according to the Racing Post. Several industry representatives had expressed concern as to what would happen should Scotland vote ‘Yes’ to becoming an independent nation. It was a general belief that many racetracks […]

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Scaled-Down Scottish ‘Kelpies’ Arrive for New York’s Tartan Week

Two 10-foot-tall horse sculptures will be featured in New York City’s Bryant Park to celebrate Tartan Week, a month-long celebration honoring the city’s Scottish heritage. The steel sculptures are a scaled-down version of the 100-foot-tall monument, entitled “The Kelpies,” created by artist Andy Scott for a park in Falkirk, Scotland. Scott told WCBS 880 that […]

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Artist Completes World’s Largest Equine Sculptures

Glasgow, Scotland-based artist Andy Scott recently completed the two largest equine sculptures in the world, just eight years after he first sketched out the plans for them. The two 30-meter (98-foot) sculptures sit on either side of a specially-constructed basin on the banks of the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland. A total of […]

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