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  • Belmont controversy erupts: Did alliance ensure a Justify victory?

    06/11/2018 6:04:42 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2018 | Tom Pedulla
    Justify’s emergence as the only undefeated Triple Crown champion after Seattle Slew and the 13th horse overall to complete the rare sweep went from a feel-good story to one awash in controversy on Sunday. Queens native Mike Repole, co-owner of fourth-place Vino Rosso and last-place Noble Indy in the field of 10, hopes Belmont Park stewards will question jockey Florent Geroux about his handling of Restoring Hope, Justify’s stablemate, for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
  • A Secretive Owner of Triple-Crown Contender Justify: George Soros

    06/07/2018 9:42:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.nytimes.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | By Melissa Hoppert and Matthew Goldstein
    If the strapping chestnut colt Justify wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become just the 13th horse in history to claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, two of the three groups that have an ownership stake in the horse’s breeding rights will be front and center during the celebration. WinStar Farm, one of North America’s leading thoroughbred racing and breeding operations, owns 60 percent of Justify’s breeding rights. China Horse Club owns 25 percent. A third group, a secretive entity that holds the remaining 15 percent, will remain out of the spotlight because it vigorously avoids any public attention. It...
  • The racism at the rink

    05/10/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | May 10, 2018 | by Bob Collins
    Hockey is a sport played mostly by white people, and that’s just the way too many hockey fans want to keep it. As more African Americans move into professional hockey, they provide a barometer of just how rooted in racism the sport still is. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Ontario Hockey League’s boss was so concerned about threats against a black player during a playoff series that he requested a police escort to help get Givani Smith of the Kitchener Rangers to a playoff game, the New York Times reports. Smith, a draftee of the Detroit Red Wings, had scored...
  • The Kentucky Derby Favorite Is Seeking to Outrun a Ghost

    05/04/2018 7:20:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 05/04/2018 | By Jim Chairusmi
    The Curse of Apollo has lasted for 136 years, but Justify has a strong chance to make history by winning the Run for the Roses after not racing as a 2-year-old LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Bob Baffert is a four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer with a stable full of champion thoroughbreds, most recently sweeping the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. He often works with the sport’s best horses, so it wasn’t particularly noteworthy when a young colt named Justify entered his barn late last year. “I just can’t remember offhand,” Baffert said last month about his earliest memories of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby...
  • El Monte firefighters rescue inverted equine from ditch (Milpitas, CA)

    04/19/2018 9:52:25 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 4/18/18 | Megan V. Winslow
    In the seven years since the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s El Monte Fire Station crew first assembled its cache of large-animal rescue equipment, firefighters have employed it for jobs ranging from extracting a deer from a fence to helping an immobile horse with cancer access medical treatment. On Easter firefighters faced their most challenging animal rescue operation: liberating an upside-down, 900-pound Arabian mare from a drainage ditch. Firefighter engineer Jeff Brown and Capt. Matthew Maxson are among the El Monte Fire Station firefighters credited with helping to save the horse. The emergency call came at approximately 6:15 p.m. April...
  • Horse meat ban praised by animal-rights activists, but it’s only temporary

    03/29/2018 10:55:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.dallasnews.com ^ | 03-29-2018 | Nicole Cobler
    WASHINGTON — Horse meat production won’t resume in the U.S. anytime soon, a victory for animal-rights advocates under the spending bill signed last week by President Donald Trump. The $1.3 trillion spending deal, which funds the government through September, renewed the country’s horse slaughter ban. Just months ago, animal-rights activists feared the ban could be in jeopardy. The measure includes language that prohibits the U.S. Department of Agriculture from spending money on inspecting horse slaughter facilities. Without inspections, horse slaughter plants can’t operate, so they’ll remain closed as they have for more than a decade. “I think we’re all kind...
  • Miami Beach revokes club’s business license after horse brought onto dance floor

    03/10/2018 11:50:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rosh Lowe and Jessica Holly
    Miami Beach city officials have revoked the business license for a nightclub after a woman brought a horse onto a crowded dance floor, Wednesday. Video posted on social media by Miami Beach Police Friday morning shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse inside the Mokai Lounge, located at 235 23rd St. People were standing around before the horse became startled. The horse bucked, causing the woman to fall off. This was supposed to be the night’s entertainment, but speaking with reporters on Friday, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber had a less flattering take on the spectacle. “Insane stupidity,”...
  • Wild horses facing slaughter after US government proposes new regulations

    01/23/2018 7:37:02 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 23 2018 | Gloria Riviera SHANNON CRAWFORD JAKE LEFFERMAN Lauren Effron
    A wild mustang charging across an open plain is a symbol of the untamed majesty of nature. But the predators chasing these horses are anything but natural. Controversy has broken out over the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) practice of using helicopters to herd horses off public lands and sometimes permanently put them into holding facilities in an effort to control their population. "Sometimes these horses get stampeded for miles and miles," said Simone Netherlands, an animal rights activist and a spokesperson for the American Wild Horse Campaign. Now the government is considering culling these animals for the first...
  • French president offers Chinese leader Xi special gift horse

    01/09/2018 6:45:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 2:48 PM EST
    French President Emmanuel Macron has offered a very special gift to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during his trip to China — a horse from France’s famed Garde Républicaine. The nine-year-old gelding bred in Normandy, named Vesuve de Brekka, is trained and ready for use. […] The tweet says the horse is “a symbol of our friendship.” Macron hopes for big things in return. On Tuesday, the second day of his visit, Macron said the two nations should “settle on an economic and geopolitical plan for the affairs of our world.” …
  • Dog takes capricious horse to water, and makes her drink even when its minus 50C

    12/15/2017 10:43:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 05 December 2017
    Dog takes capricious horse to water, and makes her drink even when its minus 50C By The Siberian Times reporter 05 December 2017 Even in the intense cold, animals need to drink, but shaggy horse Kunduchene refuses to budge, unless escorted by Umka. Umka the dog with Kunduchene the horse. Picture: Sakha Press The unusual scene is from Dyupsya village in Ust-Aldan district of Yakutia, the largest and coldest region in Russia, also known as Sakha Republic. One of the oldest sayings in English is: 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.' But Umka...
  • Elite thoroughbred race horses killed in California wildfire....B^(

    12/08/2017 8:02:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.yahoo.com ^ | December 8, 2017 | ANDREW DALTON and JULIE WATSON
    Hundreds of elite thoroughbred race horses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California's major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County. Not all made it. There was no official count of how many animals were killed in the hazy confusion as both horses and humans evacuated, but trainers at San Luis Rey Downs estimated that at least a dozen had died, possibly far more. Horses worth hundreds of thousands of dollars who are usually carefully walked from place to place were simply set free and encouraged to run away as flames engulfed the center near...
  • Mariah mail delivery by horse

    11/09/2017 10:48:35 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    CGTN ^ | 9 Nov 2017
    Chinese e-commerce companies are gaining in popularity in Russia. Mariah is the only delivery driver in a small town near Moscow and both she and the post office are stretched to capacity handling all the deliveries coming in from China. But without a van, she has to saddle up her horse
  • Horse Finishes Ahead of His Mirror Image (VANITY)

    09/14/2017 2:28:53 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 31 replies
    Sept 14, 2017
    I don't think I've ever seen something like this ML/NJ
  • Queen 'preparing to STEP DOWN from throne so Prince Charles can take over', butler claims

    09/04/2017 11:29:59 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 165 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 9-4-2017 | Matt Drake
    Queen Elizabeth II, 91, is the longest reigning monarch and allegedly held a meeting as recently as two weeks ago to begin the process. Her Majesty is said to have decided that if she is still on the throne at the age of 95 then she will request the Regency Act to come into force. The Regency Act would make Charles a Prince Regent and a King in all but name. Under the Act, the Queen would remain head of state but would have reduced duties without abdicating the throne. [snip]
  • Traveler, USC's mascot, comes under scrutiny for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse

    08/18/2017 8:50:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 18 August 2017 | By Nathan Fenno
    hen Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt. Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named Traveler have followed — Traveler IX debuts this fall — trotting out of the tunnel as “Conquest” plays and the costumed Trojan warrior atop the horse waves a sword. But during a rally earlier this week to show solidarity in the aftermath of the violence...
  • Houston man rides horse through Walmart to buy a candy bar, Facebook video goes viral

    03/21/2017 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    chron ^ | march 21, 2017 | Heather Leighton, Chron.com
    KTRK reported that Walmart issued a response following the incident: "We in no way condone yesterday's reckless stunt inside our store and are thankful no one was hurt by these actions." The Facebook video has gone viral with over 31,500 shares and 8,300 comments as of time of publication. The Oklahoma native said on Facebook that the post has reached people across the country and many people have commented in different languages.
  • Well, I'm at the emergency room.

    01/01/2017 9:36:51 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 76 replies
    1/1/2017 | Jeff Chandler
    This morning was not a good start to New Years week. I decided to go horseback riding, something I haven't done in many years, and which Mrs. Chandler warned me was not a good idea, but I refused to let her hold me back. It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slowly, but then we went a little faster; and before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the...
  • Horse Bonds With Seeing Eye Caamel

    12/10/2016 10:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WGME ^ | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 2016
    It's an unlikely friendship at a zoo right here in Maine, a horse and a camel. Caesar lives at the Pony X-Press Zoo in Winslow. The 5-year-old camel is a main attraction for the traveling zoo, but he also serves another purpose. Ed Papsis says they've had Dolly on and off for 10 years. "She's probably the only horse that has a Seeing Eye camel, she unfortunately has gone blind," Papsis said. Caesar needed company, and Dolly needed a guide. "We put the horse in there and she just kind of bonded with him and he bonded with her," Papsis...
  • BLM Ally Accused of Punching Police Horse During Trump Protest

    11/16/2016 11:08:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-15-16 | Bob Price
    A Texas woman described as a Black Lives Matter supporter stands accused of punching a Houston police horse during an anti-Trump protest last week. Shere Dore, 40, has been charged with interference with a police service animal, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from court records held by the Harris County District Clerk. The offense is a State Jail Felony punishable by incarceration of up to two years and not less than 180 days behind bars. If convicted, Dore could also be fined up to $10,000. A complaint filed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office obtained by Breitbart...
  • Anthony Weiner rides through sex addiction rehab on a horse

    11/04/2016 10:33:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 4, 2016 | Rebecca Rosenberg and Daniel Halper
    As this exclusive Post photo shows, Anthony Weiner spent Friday morning getting a dose of “equine therapy’’ for his sex addiction at The Recovery Ranch at Nunnelly, Tenn., a tony woodsy respite for deep-pocketed patrons.