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Final Works for Belmont Stakes Postponed

Continued wet weather in the New York metropolitan area has left the final serious works of several contenders for the 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 6 up in the air. Mrs. John Magnier,…

Ontario Racing Industry Announces New Pilot Program

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Thoroughbred horse racing industry today announced a new Use of the Whip Initiative. The Initiative asks all jockeys in the first two races of every card at Woodbine from Wednesday, June 3, 2009 through Sunday, June…

German Equestrian Team Disbanded

The German Equestrian Federation has dissolved their show jumping, dressage and three-day eventing teams and suspended four-time Olympic champion Ludger Beerbaum as the result of a rash of doping allegations following the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Beerbaum was quoted in the…

Meydan FEI Nations’ Cup™ Will be Broadcast on FEI TV

On Friday May 29, 2009, just two days after having seen the exciting final match for the crown of European club football, Italian capital Rome will be back in the spotlight of international top level sport by hosting the second…

FEI Seeks Suspensions in German Olympic Team Investigation

Further to a request made by a majority of the FEI Bureau members, the FEI Headquarters today filed a protest with the FEI Tribunal on the basis of widely reported admissions by Marco Kutscher and Björn Nolting concerning the undeclared…

FEI Clean Sport Commission Update

The Commission chaired by Prof. Arne Ljungqvist, Chair of the IOC Medical Commission and World Anti Doping Agency Vice President, has presented its recommendations to the FEI Bureau, which agreed in principle to the Commission’s recommendations and further agreed to…

Andrea Taylor Continues as National Team Coach for Para-Equestrian Canada

Ottawa, ON—Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce that Andrea Taylor, from Langley, BC, has extended her commitment as the national team coach for Para-Equestrian Canada until the 2010 World Equestrian Games.   Taylor, a certified Level 3 Dressage coach, has…

OVC Opens Large Animal Isolation Unit

A state-of-the-art large-animal isolation unit that will set a new standard in patient housing and infection control opened today at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College. In the isolation facility, potentially infectious animals will be separated from other patients,…

Canadians Take First and Second at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials CIC 2*

Ottawa, ON—Olympians Mike Winter and Kelli McMullen-Temple finished first and second in the CIC 2* Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials, held May 15–17, in Fairburn, GA, USA.   Riding Unsteelable, Jim Walker’s nine-year-old American Thoroughbred gelding, Winter was in eighth place…

Rachel’s Belmont Status Up in Air

A decision on whether Preakness heroine Rachel Alexandra will start in the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 6 won’t be made until early next week, majority owner Jess Jackson said this morning at Churchill Downs after the filly breezed…

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