Painted horses

Horse Mania Returns to Lexington Lexington, Ky. (WKYT) (Jeremy Tombs reporting) — LexArts hosted a “Play Date” at Keeneland Saturday, welcoming in schools who will be part of this year’s ‘Horse Play’ program. The schools started taking their horses or foals with them so they can begin their painting projects which will be displayed in… Continue reading Painted horses

Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Sales ring. Keeneland. Lexington, Kentucky. Image: 2012 ©Wendy Wooley.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Officials from Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. Thursday announced restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by these two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately. These latest reforms are in addition to restrictions put in place… Continue reading Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

2nd horse shot in same Lexington area where another horse was killed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) — Lexington police are trying to find who’s responsible for the shooting of a horse near the Fayette-Jessamine County line off Tates Creek Road. A surgeon taking care of the horse tells WKYT the shooting happened in the very early morning hours of Monday. That’s when she was called for a horse with… Continue reading 2nd horse shot in same Lexington area where another horse was killed

Why do Kentucky lawmakers appear to despise horses?

Horse in profile silhouetted against a night sky. Unattributed Google search image.

LOUISVILLE, KY — Why do Kentucky lawmakers appear to despise horses? It's not simply having little to no regard for horses. These people seem to out and out despise them and want nothing to do with helping them in any way. How can this be? Kentucky Lawmakers in Washington D.C. The first politician's name that springs to mind… Continue reading Why do Kentucky lawmakers appear to despise horses?

Sale of Tennessee Walking Horses at Kentucky Horse Park proceeds quietly

WRITTEN BY JANET PATTON Cross-posted from The Lexington Herald-Leader at Kentucky.com After online drama and official angst, the Kentucky After Christmas Sale of Tennessee walking horses opened quietly at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday. Jerrold Pedigo, president of the sale, said the crowd was a little lighter and the early prices were a little… Continue reading Sale of Tennessee Walking Horses at Kentucky Horse Park proceeds quietly

Rachel Alexandra, foal taken to equine clinic

Rachel Alexandra and her Curlin foal.

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse via the Associated Press Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year, and her newborn colt have been taken to an equine clinic for pain management related to the birth, according to a spokesman. Spokeswoman Caroline Shaw said in an e-mail Jan. 27 that Rachel Alexandra and the colt are expected… Continue reading Rachel Alexandra, foal taken to equine clinic

Racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die

Written by VIVIAN GRANT After meeting for two days in Lexington to discuss horse safety and welfare, racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die. The third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended June 29 in Lexington with a commitment to create a national rider injury database, something that Keeneland… Continue reading Racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die

Racing industry prepares for third safety summit

Cross-posted from the Louisville Courier-Journal Written by GREGORY A. HALL | GHALL@COURIER-JOURNAL.COM The first Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit came months after 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke a leg in the Preakness Stakes, raising questions about tracking the number and causes of horse injuries. By the time Eight Belles broke both front… Continue reading Racing industry prepares for third safety summit

“Secretiques” fundraiser benefits racehorses Oct 4th

Secretique on Facebook Host: Maker's Mark Secretariat Center Type: Fundraiser Date: Sunday, October 4, 2009 Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm Location: Maker's Mark Secretariat Center Street: 4089 Ironworks Parkway City/Town: Lexington, KY Phone: (859) 246-3080 Email: mdecarlo at thoroughbredadoption dot com Description: A collection of "elegant and elderly" objects that need new homes, just like our… Continue reading “Secretiques” fundraiser benefits racehorses Oct 4th

Birders on horseback

Asbury College tours combine two favorite activities From Lexington Herald-Journal (Posted on Kentucky.com) Asbury College is offering its Birdwatching by Horseback tours again after a successful first year. "I've always enjoyed bird watching, and I love horses and I put the two together and it worked out pretty well. Sometimes the birds cooperate, sometimes they… Continue reading Birders on horseback