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A barn fire kills 23 horses at Mercury Equine Center, a Lexington Thoroughbred training center.

23 Horses Perish in Mercury Equine Center Stable Fire

A barn fire at the Mercury Equine Center in Kentucky killed 23 horses Sunday....
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Emily Champion's Brother Pleads Guilty to Family's Kentucky Murder

No chance of parole A Kentucky man charged with killing his equine veterinarian sister, parents and alleged hit-man entered a guilty plea to four counts of murder Thursday. Ryan Champion, 38, also pleaded guilty to the ...
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Thoroughbreds Mutilated with Acid to Hide Identity by Removing Lip Tattoos

Thoroughbreds Dumped at New Holland Mutilated with Acid

The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating a case of animal cruelty after three Thoroughbreds were discovered at the New Holland Auction with mutilated upper lips. ...
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Heart Squeeze for the Future Flying 'Squirrel'

Heart Squeeze for the Future Flying 'Squirrel'

The Emergency and Critical Care team knew the possible diagnosis and checked Squirrel’s heart immediately upon arrival at New Bolton Center. Her heart rate was 95 beats per minute; a normal heart rate is in the 30s....
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Kentucky Horse Trainer Jailed for Animal Abuse

Kentucky Horse Trainer Jailed for Animal Abuse

A Kentucky horse trainer was sentenced to jail Friday for animal cruelty. Francis Lee McKinney was convicted of four counts of miscare and mistreatment of animals....
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Synthetic Opioid Found after Horses Drug Tested

Synthetic Opioid Found after Horses Drug Tested

Experts say a synthetic opioid drug as potent as morphine showed up in post-race samples taken from horses in New York. The Association of Racing Commissioners International has put all racing regulatory agencies worldwi...
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SC Grand Jury Indicts Kennerleigh Farm Owner for Animal Cruelty

SC Grand Jury Indicts Kennerleigh Farm Owner for Animal Cruelty

A Charleston County Grand Jury indicted a South Carolina horse farm owner in an animal cruelty case during it's September session. Susan Rebecca Housley, of Johns Island, is accused of neglecting the care and feeding ...
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Metro Meteor Adds Coloring Book to Franchise

Metro Meteor Adds Coloring Book to Franchise

A 12-year-old retired off-the-track Thoroughbred is extending his artistic flair after bum knees ended his horse racing career. Metro Meteor is known for his colorful paintings and is sharing the fun with a new coloring bo...
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The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 (H.R. 2651) was introduced Thursday. It would create a new anti-doping and medication authority and uniform racing medication rules.

Penn National Horse Trainer Indicted for Wire Fraud, Conspiracy

The five-count indictment was handed down against Murray Rojas, Pennsylvania, a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for the alleged illegal drugging of horses on race day....
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Calvin Euthanized after Cross-Country Fall

Calvin Euthanized after Cross-Country Fall

The eventing community is mourning the loss of another mount after a tragic fall at the Aspen Farm Horse Trials in Washington. The 17-year-old gelding named Calvin was competing with his owner and rider Holly Severijn,...
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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Drugging Horses at Penn National

Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Drugging Horses at Penn National

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to federal charges this week for illegally administrating drugs to racehorses on race day at Penn National Race Track. The defendants' guilty pleas are a part of a plea deal with federal ...
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Big Thoroughbred Fights Big Infection

Big Thoroughbred Fights Big Infection

At one point eventer Monica Fiss thought she was going to have to put her young thoroughbred down due to a medical mystery. It took a New Bolton Center surgeon to find the life-saving solution....
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Uncovering Your Horse's True Identity

Uncovering Your Horse's True Identity

Turns out the California horse dealer, Trina Lee Kenney, who sold Wynston under the business name Horses and Ponies had picked up a Thoroughbred mare who looked the part, then faked a Dutch registration number and pedig...
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Rebecca Housley Jailed for Alleged Maltreatment of Horses

Rebecca Housley Jailed for Alleged Maltreatment of Horses

A South Carolina farm owner was arrested Friday. Former College of Charleston riding instructor, Susan Rebecca Housley, is accused of neglecting her horses for a second time. She is charged with two counts of ill treat...
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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Suit Settled

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Suit Settled

In 2011, allegations surfaced that some TRF horses were missing, neglected, and even presumed dead. Operating at a deficit, the group was reportedly not reliable when it came to paying the farms holding the contracts to c...
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NM Supreme Court: Collier Can Be Tried Again in Horse's Death

Prosecutor Seeks Justice in Horse's Training Death

A horse trainer, accused of causing the death of a thoroughbred seven years ago, will stand trial for a third time. Prosecutors in Doña Ana County reinstated the case against Greg Collier....
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UPDATE: Murty Brothers Arraigned for Alleged Animal Cruelty

UPDATE: Murty Brothers Arraigned for Alleged Animal Cruelty

Kentucky racing brothers Wayne and Duane Murty were arrested Thursday after complaints of malnourished horses led to a focused cruelty investigation. They remain behind bars and are facing charges of second-degree cruelty...
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