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California Senator Renews Her Call to Halt Racing at Santa Anita

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has issued her second statement in as many months calling for a halting of horse racing at Santa Anita Race Track after the death of another horse. Kochees, which died on May 26, was the third horse to die in a span of nine 9 days at the track, and the 26th since December Dec. 26, 2018.
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Research Journal: May/June 2019

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Ontario Racehorse Deaths This descriptive study examined the frequency of racehorse deaths in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 through 2015. In 2003, the Ontario Racing Commission created a reporting system to record all deaths of Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred racehorses that occurred within 60 days of racing or entering a race or timed work. Owners are required to report all deaths that occur regardless of the cause or where the death occurred.


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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing Performance Horses in Oldham County, Kentucky

Kentucky Farrier Conrad Trow credits his success to dictating how his practice should operate.
Conrad Trow’s farrier practice is based in Oldham County, northwest of Louisville, Ky. When people talk about horses in the Bluegrass State, Lexington may often receive the attention, but Trow says that Oldham County is a hidden gem for the farriers that work there. Why? There are plenty of quality horses in a concentrated area.
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University of Kentucky to Create Equine Surfaces and Safety Lab

The University of Kentucky (UK) will be renovating existing space to create a new equine surfaces and safety laboratory with the help of a $100,000 donation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Assn. (NTRA) Charities. Director of UK Ag Equine Programs Mick Peterson will be overseeing the project.
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