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Spring training begins at Assiniboia Downs

Calling it “spring” training may be a little too optimistic as Assiniboia Downs opened its training track to horses for the first time Tuesday, March 3 at 7 a.m.    Opening was originally scheduled for Sunday but was postponed because…

Henselwood & Pearce 1-2 in $75,000 HITS Grand Prix

Thermal, CA – Canadian Olympian Jill Henselwood captured the win aboard Juniper Farm’s Special Ed in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix to conclude Desert Circuit V at HITS Desert Horse Park, in Thermal, California. Henselwood was one of eleven riders who aced course…

Getting Started with Horses at the Acreage Lifestyle Show

The Horse Industry Association of Alberta is offering its first 2009 Getting Started with Horses seminar during the Calgary Stampede’s Acreage Lifestyle Show in April. The morning seminar covers the topics: Myths, Mysteries and Miseries; Choosing Your Path; Basic Care…

Beware of so-called ‘powdered EPO / powdered blood builder’

Toronto, ON – Investigators attached to the Equine Medication Control and Drug Task Force have received information about individuals offering for sale and/or using so-called ‘powdered EPO’. It also has been referred to as a powdered blood builder. Acquisition, possession…

Seabiscuit to be Featured on New Postal Service Envelope

Champion racehorse Seabiscuit, whose key championship and retirement years were spent at Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, CA, will be featured on a Seabiscuit Stamped Envelope (44 cents) in 2009 commemorating his outstanding win against Triple Crown Winner War Admiral. The…

ORC signs agreement with Illinois Racing Board

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has signed an agreement with the State of Illinois Racing Board (IRB), formalizing the two organizations’ commitment to share intelligence and investigative findings which will protect the integrity of racing in both…

New Online Equine Event Management Course

Guelph, ON – Equine Guelph in partnership with the Office of Open Learning, University of Guelph, is offering a new online course in Equine Event Management. Organizing an equine event is a key component of working in the equine industry…

Nations Cup Webcast Failure

“Your presence was missed… by thousands,”  read the text message I received after the event that said it all. “Unfortunately we had the deal and then we didn’t,” said Bernard Uechtritz, Chairman of HorseTV in Dallas, Texas. Following last weekend’s…

Canada Wins Nations’ Cup in Wellington, Florida

Wellington, Fl – Canada won the FEI Nations Cup before an unprecedented sellout crowd of more than 8,000 spectators at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Friday night. Great Britain and Ireland tied for second. The only Nations Cup held…

Import Restrictions Lifted for Horses from Florida Entering Canada

Ottawa, ON—The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders of the Canadian horse industry that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed import restrictions on horses from Florida entering Canada that were put…

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