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Summer Bird becomes unexpected Belmont winner; Arabian Horse Association takes a pro-slaughter stance; Scam artist uses horse rescue's name to collect donations

8-Jun-09

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Summer Bird takes the Belmont
A crowd of 52,861 at Belmont Park saw the horse's big move and began cheering as if he were a New Yorker, as Mine That Bird, the gelding who won the Kentucky Derby at 50-1 odds, took the lead at yesterday's 141st Belmont Stakes. From The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more >>

Equine and human runners have plenty of similarities
Battles of the sexes make for good storylines, and this year's Preakness was no different. From The Frederick News-Post. Read more >>

Jockey club rides herd on clever horse names
That horses named Bird commanded so much attention in this year's Triple Crown series, right through to Mine That Bird's third-place finish and Summer Bird's surprise victory in yesterday's 141st running of the Belmont Stakes, again raised the question of how thoroughbreds come by their often exotic handles. From Newsday. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Arabian Horse Association board backs US slaughter plants
The board of directors of the United States Arabian Horse Association has passed a motion in support of re-establishing horse slaughter plants in the US. From Horsetalk.co.nz. Read more >>

A Non Profit Confronts An Alleged Scam Artist
A North State non-profit says someone's been collecting money for their horse rescue but is pocketing the profits for himself. From KHSLTV.com. Read more >>

In Other News

Recession exacerbates wild horse problem
Adopting a wild horse isn’t as popular as it used to be. From The Aspen Daily News. Read more >>

Despite founder's death, Marysville horse-rescue program goes on
Vel Moore, the founder of Marysville's Equine Rescue Association, could read the character of a horse and know its worth. From The Seattle Times. Read more >>

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Rachel    Midwest, IL

6/8/2009 11:49:28 PM

There is much news in the horse world today as never before--thank you HC for keeping us all abreast with the links you provide.

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