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  • Judge allows wild horse roundup in Nevada

    12/24/2009 7:25:05 AM PST · by Constitutions Grandchild · 40 replies · 1,121+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 23, 5:49 PM (ET) | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Wednesday it is going forward with a contentious plan to round up about 2,500 wild horses in Nevada. A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said herds in the Calico Mountains Complex in northwestern Nevada are overpopulated and need to be reduced to protect the horses and the rangelands that support them. "The current population in the five Calico herd management areas is three times what the range can handle, so this gather will ensure high-quality habitat for the wild horse and burros and other wildlife while protecting the public rangeland from overuse,"...
  • In France, horse falling off restaurant menus

    12/17/2009 2:39:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 1,787+ views
    news ^ | December 16, 2009 | Sophie Taylor
    PARIS - Many people love horses and traditionally, many French people have loved them even more with a side of salad. That passion, however, has slowed to a trickle in the last couple of years as crisis-hit French consumers buy less meat and years of campaigning by animal rights groups take effect. Looking to ram home their advantage, campaigners have launched a pre-Christmas blitz in Paris featuring posters of riding school ponies and graceful yearlings aimed at rending the hardest of hearts. "Every year in France, riding school horses like Caramel are sent to the abattoir," says one poster by...
  • Caligula Converts, Makes His Horse a Bishop (Caution: Satire)

    12/14/2009 5:30:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Anglican Curmudgeon ^ | 12/6/2009 | A. S. Haley
    (ENS, Rome) The Emperor of Rome, Gaius Caligula, announced yesterday that he had become a convert to Christianity, and that the Roman Empire would now become the "Episcopalian Empire." In celebration of this momentous event, he said that he would make his horse, Incitatus, a bishop in the Episcopal Church. "I have learned that the Episcopal Church is a very inclusive church," he said in an interview with Empirical News. "Their Presiding Bishop has said that she will take orders to consecrate any bishop elected in accordance with the rules. Incitatus has been baptized, and so now under the Church's...
  • Digital Camera Photographer of the Year wins with 'simple and quiet' wildlife shot

    12/11/2009 8:13:23 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 2,229+ views
    telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2009 | Chris Irvine
    The photo, dubbed 'Partners' was taken by photographer Bragi J. Ingibergsson on a Canon EOS 5D camera in Hafnarfjördur in Iceland. Judges praised Mr Ingibergsson's "vision and perseverance to give an ordinary scene significance and a sense of wildness". As well as winning the Planet Earth category, he also walked away with the overall prize as the judges commended the shot's "simple and quiet nature".
  • Best Dressed Of The Day: Sarah Jessica Parker in L’Wren Scott

    12/10/2009 7:26:24 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 38 replies · 2,151+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Dec 9th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Editors of The Fashion Time Magazine searching out for the most stylishly attired star of the day found… When Sarah Jessica Parker steps over the red carpet, you can be sure, she’ll inject a dose of Carrie Bradshaw’s sexiness.
  • DNA study sheds new light on horse evolution

    12/10/2009 6:28:19 AM PST · by decimon · 36 replies · 1,130+ views
    The University of Adelaide ^ | Dec 10, 2009 | Unknown
    Ancient DNA retrieved from extinct horse species from around the world has challenged one of the textbook examples of evolution - the fossil record of the horse family Equidae over the past 55 million years. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved an international team of researchers and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) based at the University of Adelaide. Only the modern horse, zebras, wild asses and donkey survive today, but many other lineages have become extinct over the last 50,000 years. ACAD Director Professor Alan Cooper says despite an excellent...
  • Historic Hialeah Park reopens with a packed house

    11/29/2009 6:55:28 AM PST · by ml/nj · 12 replies · 455+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Nov 29, 2009 | MICHAEL VASQUEZ
    It was, in a word, electric. Hialeah Park, after an eight-year slumber, roared back to life Saturday afternoon -- attracting a crowd of 26,874 eager to watch horses once again gallop down one of the world's most famous racetracks. The packed house cheered at the 1:05 start time, followed by another boisterous shout when, once the fourth race had ended, the track's signature pink flamingos flew overhead en masse.
  • Horse owner shoots pit bulls to save animal(WA)

    11/01/2009 2:12:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies · 1,893+ views
    kndo ^ | 13 October, 2009 | na
    ELK, Wash. - The owner of a miniature horse says he was forced to shoot and kill three pit bulls that were mauling his animal. Thursday, the horse's owner told the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office the three dogs had come onto this property, off Juanita Lane and started attacking his horse. The man fired several warning shots to try and scare the dogs and when the warning shots did not work, the man turned his aim to the dogs, shooting all three. Two of the dogs died on the scene and the third ran off only to die later...
  • A Travesty & Miscarriage Of Justice: Cowboy cited after horse wanders away

    10/16/2009 4:15:08 AM PDT · by Monte Walsh · 6 replies · 400+ views
    The Westerner ^ | 10/15/09 | The Westerner
    A northwestern Wyoming man received a citation for letting his horse wander in Worland, but not before he complained to town law enforcement officials about the absence of a hitching post in front of the local saloon. William Schellinger was cited by Washakie County law enforcement officers for allowing his horse to run at large in this city along the Big Horn River. Schellinger was apparently in a bar early Sunday when his horse wandered away, prompting police to follow it to make sure it didn't cause an accident with a car. After being confronted by officers, Schellinger contended the...
  • Racehorse prices in freefall

    09/30/2009 4:35:42 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 15 replies · 734+ views
    Infectious Greed ^ | 9/28/2009 | Paul Kedrosky
    There are some eye-popping numbers being posted in the current annual Keeneland auction for yearling thoroughbred horses. But they aren’t the usual kinds of numbers, with gross auction revenues 41% below last year’s total, and average prices 36% below last year’s.
  • World's tallest horse? 10ft Poe looks set to gallop into the record books

    09/29/2009 11:04:36 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 5,697+ views ^ | Sept. 29, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    He's ten feet tall with his head upright, weighs 3,000lb, and stands at 20.2 hands at the shoulder. So is Poe the Clydesdale the world's tallest horse? His diminutive owner Shereen Thompson thinks so - and said she wants to 'get the Guinness guys here as soon as possible'. Poe stands 6ft 10in (80.2in) from hoof to shoulder. That is taller than the current tallest horse Remington, who was declared the official Guinness World Record holder only last week at 80in in Princeton, Texas. Living on Ms Thompson's working farm in Tupperville, Ontario, ten-year-old Poe stands ready to inch above...
  • Man accused of decapitating horse will go to trial

    08/12/2009 11:22:52 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies · 666+ views
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California man accused of decapitating his horse with a chain saw has been ordered to stand trial on animal cruelty charges. A Riverside Superior Court judge said Wednesday there was enough evidence to try 64-year-old Jack Ziniuk.
  • Saratoga Yearling Sales LIVE (Thoroughbred Racehorse Auction)

    08/11/2009 4:36:08 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 9 replies · 598+ views
    Second and final night of the Saratoga Selected Yearling Sales. This is the premier sale of the summer. Even if you don't care about racing, I think it is interesting to observe the sale of a couple of these horses. Most draw six figures. Some get over a million. Bids are made solely upon breeding and conformation. These horse will not be asked to run until next year at the earliest. They will be eligible for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. This should continue until 10 PM EDT or so. ML/NJ
  • Horses being killed in South Florida -- for their meat?

    08/10/2009 10:34:03 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 76 replies · 1,737+ views
    CNN ^ | August 10,2009 | Kim Segal and John Zarrella
    MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Geronimo was a beautiful painted quarter horse. "He was a type of horse that he got along with everybody," says owner Ivonne Rodriguez. She had Geronimo for five years -- until his slaughtered carcass was found under a tree.
  • The smallest horse in Australia: Koda the dwarf American miniature(OF COURSE there are pictures :-))

    08/09/2009 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 4,193+ views
      Koda, the smallest horse in Australia, is smaller than most dogs and not much bigger than a cat   He weighs only 35 kg (five-and-a-half stone) and stands at 59cm (less than two feet tall)   American miniature Koda was never going to be large, but he's small even for his breed...   ...and was diagnosed a dwarf soon after his birth   In fact, he's so small, people are often mistaking him for a battery-operated soft toy
  • Bizarre Video of a Horse Running Over a Car in Israel (Corny Jokes Included) - Video 8/4/09

    08/05/2009 1:05:50 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 795+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is bizarre video from Northern Israel where a horse literally ran over and destroyed a car that was in the middle of the road. Three horses had escaped and were running down the middle of a highway, and one care was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are a couple of really corny jokes about the incident at the end of the video! . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Woman catches man accused of having sex with horse [2nd offense w/same horse!]

    07/29/2009 10:36:52 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 127 replies · 9,153+ views
    The Sun News [Myrtle Beach] ^ | Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2009 | Kurt Knapek
    A Conway woman who had video surveillance of a man having sexual intercourse with one of her horses said she found the suspect behind her barn Monday night and pointed a shotgun at his head until police arrived and arrested him. Rodell Vereen, 50, of Longs, is charged with buggery and trespassing after Barbara Kenley, who leases Lazy B Stables on Coates Road in the Wampee section of Horry County, told officers she had video of the suspect having sex with a horse then wanted to catch him at her barn. ``That stable was my getaway, my stress relief,'' said...
  • Man Leads Chase After Stealing Horse-Drawn Buggy

    06/03/2009 5:46:59 AM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 22 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Post-Journal ^ | June 3, 2009
    NAPOLI - A 20-year-old man from Cattaraugus faces charges after leading Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies on a 3-mile chase in his horse-drawn buggy. Jonas J. Hershberger, 20, of Cattaraugus was charged with overdriving animals, second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree obstructing governmental administration Monday after Hershberger, attempting to elude deputies investigating a stolen horse and buggy, drove through fields and into woods near Napoli. He led authorities through roads, fields and eventually through the woods, where he stopped the horse and fled on foot. Deputies didn't find him at the scene but recovered the horse and buggy, which were brought back...
  • Moustachioed Horse Evades Barbers

    04/28/2009 12:36:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/28/09
    A horse which has grown a curly, golden moustache is refusing to let grooms shave it off.Alfie, a 10-year-old Shire-cross, is said to flee if he thinks he is in danger of getting even a trim. The horse also refuses to let staff at the stables in Bitton, Gloucestershire, into his stall there for fear that they will remove his whiskers. The moustache may look somewhat incongruous given its fair colour compared to his black and white colouring and well-meaning staff thought he would rather be without it. However Alfie clearly enjoys the look and groom Justine Greenslade said all...
  • Horse owners pinched by economy struggle to give their animals away

    04/22/2009 12:09:59 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    by Gus Burns | The Saginaw News Tuesday April 21, 2009, 11:19 AM Two years ago, the Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic in Freeland often paid more than $500 for mares to use as surrogates. Now, the market has dropped so low that owner Dr. Brad T. Cumper gets mares for free. He even screens them. "People are happy that we'll take them and feed them and give them a job," the veterinarian said. The price of hay and bedding in the strained economy have evaporated the market for some horses, leading to growing desperation among some owners who can't maintain...
  • Deputies: Horse Beaten with Sledgehammer, Remains Fed to Dogs

    04/20/2009 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 139 replies · 1,844+ views
    By Matt Guillermo, Digital Content Director ANZA - A man who told authorities his horse was attacked by dogs was arrested after deputies found that the horse, instead, was beaten with a sledgehammer. According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the horse's owner, Jack Ziniuk, called deputies Sunday afternoon to "put down" his horse, saying that it had been badly injured by attacking dogs and that it was suffering from seizures. Deputies and, later, Animal Control officers investigating the horse found that it had been struck several times in the head with a sledgehammer and, then, decapitated with...
  • Horse stem-cell technique to be tested in people

    04/16/2009 10:07:48 AM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies · 348+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-15-2009 | Reuters
    ONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - A stem-cell repair technique that has already been used to fix hundreds of injured race horses is to be tested for the first time in people with damaged Achilles tendons. Privately owned British biotech firm MedCell Bioscience Ltd said on Wednesday it would start clinical tests within 12 months and planned to run a larger confirmatory study at several European hospitals in 2011. Patients will receive injections containing millions of their own stem cells, which have been extracted and multiplied up in a laboratory, and can regenerate new tissue to repair damaged regions.
  • Zebra or horse? A ‘zorse’, of course!

    04/13/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 1,587+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | David Catchpoole
    Examples of zebra-horse hybrids abound, but few are as stunningly eye-catching as ‘Eclyse’ pictured here.[1,2] While most other zorses have stripes across their entire body, Eclyse looks like she’s had her face and rear flank painted by a very clever artist. But the markings are real, and she’s become a major attraction at a safari park in the German town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. Her mother, Eclipse, had spent a short time at a ranch in Italy, where she shared a paddock with other horses, as well as a zebra called Ulysses. On her return to Germany, Eclipse surprised her keepers...
  • Blind Muslim Woman Uses Tiny Horse...CAIR Still Not Happy...

    04/09/2009 8:13:38 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 19 replies · 5,514+ views
    A blind Muslim woman whose family objected to having a guide dog in the house is to get a guide horse instead. Mona Ramouni, 28, lost her sight shortly after birth, and has had to rely on her family members to guide her around the Detroit suburb where they live. She has long yearned for more independence, but a traditional guide dog was never an option.Many Muslims consider dogs unclean, and Miss Ramouni, an observant Sunni, respects her Jordanian-born parents' aversion to having a dog in the family home, where she lives along with three of her six siblings. Now...
  • Derby winner Lil E. Tee dies

    03/24/2009 8:32:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 772+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | March 24, 2009 | Robert Yates
    Lil E. Tee, the 1992 Kentucky Derby winner campaigned by the late Cal Partee of Magnolia, was euthanized Wednesday at Old Frankfort Stud in Kentucky because of complications from an intestinal problem. He was 20. Cal Partee Jr., a senior partner in Magnolia's Partee Flooring Mill, the company his father founded in 1948, was unaware of Lil E. Tee's death until a reporter called Monday afternoon.
  • From Race Horse to Main Course[FL]

    03/19/2009 11:05:36 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 765+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | 18 Mar 2009 | JEFF BURNSIDE and TODD WRIGHT
    Horses are being poached and slaughtered for their meat on the black market The story sounds like the summary of a bad horror flick. Dozens of horses disappearing in the dead of night only to be found stripped of skin and meat on a roadside. Other horses are discovered butchered in their stables by mortified owners. But the culprit isn't some half-wolf,half-man abomination that preys on thoroughbreds during the full moon. They are poachers from Miami's black market who sell the horses' meat, which is a popular delicacy among new arrivals from other countries to the area.The horse meat can...
  • More than 230 traumatized animals discovered

    03/15/2009 3:23:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 679+ views
    chron ^ | March 15, 2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas — More than 230 traumatized animals have been awarded to the Humane Society of North Texas in what some volunteers say could be one of the largest recorded livestock rescues due to cruelty in Texas. The animals, including 168 horses and 67 cattle, were awarded to the Humane Society by a district judge after complaints that they were starving and in medical danger, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday. Authorities confiscated the animals from a ranch near Blum on March 5. The ranch's owner, Gregory W. Brinkley, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on...
  • HORSE LOVERS: Bob Skelding - The Healing Begins

    02/15/2009 3:54:02 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 20 replies · 1,992+ views
    Lawrence Journel World & 6 News ^ | February 14, 2009 | Charles Edwards
    Bob Skelding - The Healing Begins By Charles Edwards, February 14, 2009 It is not unlike folks to characterize the actions of the citizens of Kemper and Noxubee County, Mississippi as angels, in the aftermath of the collision that injured Bob Skelding and killed two of his four Percheron horses. But, after talking to several people who were at the scene, seconds after the melee began, I have come to see that these folks are not other-worldly, they are just good county folk who performed at their best when things were at their worst. The portion of southbound U.S....
  • Giant horse to become £2m artwork

    02/10/2009 5:58:00 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 987+ views ^ | 10 February 2009
    A giant white horse has been chosen as a new £2m art commission for south east England dubbed "Angel of the South".The design, by former Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, was selected from a three-strong shortlist as part of the Ebbsfleet Landmark Project.His design for the public art commission will see a horse standing on all four hooves at 33 times life-size.Once built, it will dominate the north Kent landscape, standing as high as Nelson's Column at about 164ft (50m).
  • 5 more horses in Parker lose tails to thieves

    02/06/2009 12:15:28 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies · 2,196+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 6, 2009 | Bill Scanlon
    Another five horses lost their tails to thieves Wednesday night, just a week after someone made off with the tails of three Belgian horses, neighbors in Parker's horse country said today. The motive might be financial — horse hair is used for hat bands, hair and tail extensions, violin bows and the like — but otherwise it makes no sense at all, say frustrated neighbors. Horse thievery used to be a hanging offense, and these neighbors wouldn't mind some old-fashioned western justice — at least some jail time — for those who stole the horses' tails. "I can't imagine why...
  • Photos: Guide Horses

    01/02/2009 11:15:34 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 59 replies · 5,090+ views
    Guide Horses have shown great promise as a mobility option, and people who have tried Guide Horses report that the Guide Horses perform exceptionally well at keeping their person safe. These friendly horses provide an experimental alternative mobility option for blind people. People who have tried Guide Horses report that the horses demonstrate excellent judgment and are not easily distracted by crowds and people.
  • Rare snow covers south Louisiana, Mississippi [Al Gore: Call your office.]

    12/12/2008 5:31:04 AM PST · by ml/nj · 18 replies · 803+ views
    Tuscaloosa News via AP ^ | December 11, 2008 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    This photo supplied by the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, shows snow covering the ground and jockey statues along the track apron at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2008. The track canceled its live racing program scheduled for Thursday afternoon. It’s the first winter weather cancellation at Fair Grounds since 1989.(AP Photo/ Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots,Alexander Barkoff) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A rare snowfall blanketed south Louisiana and parts of Mississippi Thursday, closing schools, government offices and bridges, triggering crashes on major highways and leaving thousands of people...
  • DotPenn Presents: A Guide To The New Administration (Satire... Humor... Horses)

    12/02/2008 5:30:51 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 2 replies · 315+ views ^ | 12-02-2008 | Sven Waring
    Secretary of State:   Secretariat:[email_link]
  • Chasm dividing Americans over birth certificate widens

    11/28/2008 9:00:33 PM PST · by ckilmer · 283 replies · 7,178+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008
    The chasm between those who want President-elect Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to verify his eligibility to hold the nation's highest office and those who simply support the Democrat is widening. "The Constitution means what we today decide it means," opined one participant on a new WND forum that offers readers an opportunity to express their opinion on the birth certificate dispute.
  • Hitmen 'killed matadors' horses'[Spain]

    11/11/2008 9:42:21 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 465+ views
    BBC ^ | 11 Nov 2008 | BBC
    Three mounted matadors are on trial in Spain accused of hiring Colombian hitmen to set fire to a dozen horses belonging to a rival in June 2001. Six animals belonging to the Domecq family died after petrol bombs were put in their horseboxes. Six others took years to recover from serious burns. But they were not the intended target, prosecutors said. The hitmen were meant to kill those of another man. Police said the crime was unprecedented in the history of mounted bullfighting. The Domecq family has reportedly requested a sentence of three years in jail for those responsible, plus...
  • Breeders Cup Thread

    10/24/2008 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 5 replies · 409+ views
    10/24/08 | Onerom99
    Give me a heavy dose of Indian Blessing and Zaftig in the opener, with Intangaroo, Dearest Trickski, Miraculous Miss in the backend of the exotics.
  • Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech - the Transcript

    08/28/2008 9:23:37 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 3 replies · 156+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 28, 2008 | B. Hussein Obama
    Transcript Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech Published: August 28, 2008 The following is the transcript of Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as recorded by CQ Transcriptions.
  • Edwards' "other woman" revives memories of a gruesome scandal

    08/18/2008 7:14:38 AM PDT · by Help! · 19 replies · 253+ views ^ | August 14, 2008 | Lester Munson, with William Nack
    .......John Edwards was having sex with the daughter of the guy who taught Tommy (the Sandman) Burns how to kill horses by electrocuting them! 1982..James Druck, an Ocala, attorney who represented insurance companies, paid [Burns] to kill the brilliant show-jumper Henry the Hawk, on whose life Druck had taken out a $150,000 life insurance policy. The horse was owned and shown by Druck's daughter, Lisa who had competed on his back in shows all over Florida. Her father, a criminally minded lawyer and conniver started Tommy Burns on his grisly career as a horse killer. --snip-- Henry the Hawk...
  • Beating a Dead Horse

    07/14/2008 7:39:33 AM PDT · by politicalwit · 6 replies · 162+ views
    The Humor Archives ^ | unknown | unknown
    Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in business we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following:
  • Scientists calculate the exact date of the Trojan horse using eclipse in Homer

    06/24/2008 11:49:01 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 109+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/24/08 | Roger Highfield
    The exact date when the Greeks used the Trojan horse to raze the city of Troy has been pinpointed for the first time using an eclipse mentioned in the stories of Homer, it was claimed today. # The truth about an epic tale of love, war and greed Scientists have calculated that the horse was used in 1188 BC, ten years before Homer in his Odyssey describes the return of a warrior to his wife on the day the "sun is blotted out of the sky". The legend of the fall of Troy is mentioned in Virgil and Homer's poems...
  • Preakness pronunciation disputed, Preakness is a horse for history course, has roots in Wayne, NJ

    06/08/2008 6:36:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 431+ views ^ | 05.16.08 | RICHARD COWEN
    Memo to NBC’s Bob Costas and everyone else covering today’s 133rd running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore:  The name of the race is pronounced “prake-ness” — not the commonly repeated “preek-ness — and if you don’t believe it, talk to old-timers in Wayne, where a famous racehorse of long ago still is remembered as a hometown hero.  “I cringe every time I hear them say the name ‘Preakness’ on television,” said Dr. Robert Brubaker, the 84-year-old chairman emeritus of the Wayne Township Historical Commission. “They always pronounce it wrong. The word rhymes with ‘break.’Costas, a sports announcer with...
  • NYPD horse throws officer off, then makes his way home alone

    05/04/2008 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 38 replies · 112+ views
    Assoc Press ^ | Sun May 4, 5:53 AM ET | unknown author
    May 4, 5:53 AM ET NEW YORK - Police say a patrol horse found his own way back through Manhattan streets to his stable after throwing his rider.
  • They shoot horses, don't they?

    05/03/2008 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Larry R. Johnson · 56 replies · 405+ views
    Herald Leader Kentucky ^ | May 3, 2008 | Maryjean Wall
    LOUISVILLE --Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby by 4 3/4 lengths, a race marred with tragedy after the only filly in the race, Eight Belles, lost her life. The filly was euthanized on the track after breaking both front ankles.
  • Rider injured at Rolex 3-Day Event [horse euthanized]

    04/27/2008 4:01:39 AM PDT · by Help! · 18 replies · 2,070+ views
    Chronicle of the Horse ^ | April 26, 2008 | staff
    snip ...Frodo Baggins hit fence 5, the Flower Basket, at high speed and had a rotational fall. The course was held for an hour and a half while Ashker was stabilized, and she was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital. She has sustained injuries but is conscious and able to move her extremities. She is being cared for by the emergency and trauma services at UK. Vets attended to Frodo Baggins for some time, and he was transported off the course to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute just across Ironworks Pike from the Kentucky Horse Park [later euthanized] snip Heidi...
  • Equestrians’ Deaths Spread Unease in Sport

    04/09/2008 3:23:54 AM PDT · by Help! · 18 replies · 431+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 9, 2008 | Katie Thomas
    A failed jump by one of the world’s finest riders and a spate of deaths have unnerved the equestrian community....Top competitors and coaches argue that the sport’s growing popularity has attracted inexperienced riders who take too many risks, and amateur riders complain that courses are being designed beyond their skill level in order to challenge elite riders. There is also frustration that the governing bodies for eventing have not mandated the safety improvements they identified after another cluster of deaths nine years ago. A target of criticism is the former husband of England’s Princess Anne, Mark Phillips, who is coach...
  • Man Accused Of Punching Police Horse

    04/07/2008 10:24:34 AM PDT · by highimpact · 12 replies · 939+ views ^ | 4/7/08 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. -- A Lakeland man has been arrested after he punched a police horse in the rear end, police said. A Tampa Police Department report said Carl Coward, 24, balled his fist and punched the horse in the right rear hip area as the officer and horse were clearing an area in Ybor City at 3:15 a.m. Sunday. A jail official said Coward was charged with offenses against police animals and has been released from jail on $500 bond. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.
  • Mike Wallace Interviews Eddie Arcaro and does Live Cigarette Commercials (1957)

    04/06/2008 6:19:48 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 12 replies · 387+ views
    This is an interesting interview on many levels. Even if one cares nothing for horse racing, just watching Wallace do the opening promo for his Philip Morris cigarette is amusing at least. (There are several of these later on too.) Wallace's focus on the money aspects of racing probably says more about Wallace than about Racing or Arcaro. It's interesting to me that here Wallace was interviewing the best jockey of that era and he never once asked about the horses Arcaro rode, the races Arcaro won (or lost), or the places where the races were contested. ML/NJ
  • Domestication Of The Donkey May Have Taken A Long Time

    03/13/2008 6:36:00 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 842+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-13-2008 | Washington University in St. Louis
    Domestication Of The Donkey May Have Taken A Long TimeAn international group of researchers has found evidence for the earliest transport use of the donkey and the early phases of donkey domestication, suggesting the process of domestication may have been slower and less linear than previously thought. (Credit: iStockphoto/Andrea Laurita) ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2008) — An international group of researchers has found evidence for the earliest transport use of the donkey and the early phases of donkey domestication, suggesting the process of domestication may have been slower and less linear than previously thought. Based on a study of 10 donkey...
  • Looking a gift horse in the mouth (Large # of MarketWatch readers say rebate plan is off base)

    01/28/2008 3:12:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 75+ views
    MENAFN ^ | 1/27/08 | Jennifer Waters
    Looking a gift horse in the mouthLarge number of MarketWatch readers say rebate plan is off base By Jennifer Waters, MarketWatch Last Update: 3:33 PM ET Jan 27, 2008 CHICAGO (Menafn - MarketWatch) -- MarketWatch readers have no shortage of opinions when it comes to the stimulus package put forth last week by the White House and the House of Representatives to pump some oomph back into the U.S. economy. But a surprising theme emerged from the more than 700 responses to a story that asked you to respond to the proposal: Even though the plan would put hundreds of...
  • Scouts help horse group

    01/25/2008 9:45:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Last fall, Joseph White from St. David chose to help build a facility, Care for the Horses, for his Eagle Scout project. The Scouts arrived early in the morning and worked hard all day. Numerous dump trucks of brush were taken to the landfill. In all, two parking areas were created, making it easier for visitors to park and for moving of trucks and horse trailers. Two rattlesnakes also were found and killed. The Boy Scouts who participated, as pictured above, are Daniel Elliason, Paul Kartchner, Phillip Kartchner, Michael Grapp, Joseph White, Joel Kartchner, Joshua White, Jared White and Jared...