Archive for December, 2011
The Maryland Horse Industry Board has announced that it will distribute $21,000 to 15 grant request recipients! Included are therapeutic programs, conservationists, youth clubs, educational and research programs. MHIB will formally present the checks to the grant recipients at Horse World Expo on January 21, but you can find out now in the January 2012 [...]
Once again, the schedule comes down to the wire, with the owners of Laurel and Pimilco (Frank Stronach’s family) proposing a meager 40 day calendar, and the horsemen opposing the proposal. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has once again had to pony-up money to the owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Track in order [...]
On Dec. 7, 2011, Lynne Bergeron of McDaniel, MD was been convicted of neglecting her pony, Bonnie. The Eastern Shore woman originally faced three charges: animal cruelty, inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain and failure to provide proper care for a pony diagnosed suffering from Cushing’s Disease. Talbot County Animal Control investigated complaints in February of [...]
Yesterday, December 13, Rapid Redux tied Triple Crown winner Citation’s 1948 record for the most wins in a single calendar year. Both horses now hold the national record with 19 wins. Rapid Redux won the sixth race at Laruel Park by a half-length over Awesome Review with J.D. Acosta in the irons for owner Robert [...]
Already rescheduled several times, the Centerbury Farm equine neglect and cruelty case has been postponed yet again. Lawyers gathered on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Queen Anne’s County District Court for the trial of Marsha Parkinson, the owner of Canterbury Farm. Parkinson faces 133 criminal charges for failing to provide adequate care for her [...]
On Nov. 29, 2011, The Equiery reported that Pennsylvania authorities had seized 21 neglected horses at the Littlestown farm being rented to a James Houseman. The Pennsylvania station, ABC 27, which reported the story, claimed that Frederick County officials were investigating Mr. Houseman for a similar situation at [...]
Effective today, December 1, 2011, only one of the seven approved Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) listed by the US Equestrian Federation in rule GR 410.4 (“Therapeutic Drug Rule”) is permitted to be present in the same horse plasma or urine sample.