Jockey Frankie Dettori has been made an honorary Doctor of Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Frankie was chosen by the University for his services to racing. Originally from Italy, Suffolk based Dettori came to England as a teenager to become a stable lad. After his racecourse achievements were recognised, Frankie Dettori became a household name. Dettori said: ‘It … More →
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A man from Norfolk has been ordered to pay over £4,000 to Norfolk County Council trading standards department and the charity World Horse Welfare after two of his donkeys were found to have been cruelly neglected. Both Hermione and Dumbledore the donkeys were found very underweight with no shelter and their feet in very bad condition. The World Horse Welfare … More →
For the first time in history, a British colt racehorse by the name of Frankel has been valued at £100 million. Three-year-old Frankel has already earned his owner £805,000 in prize money and will receive almost £1 million if he wins at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot this year. He has won all eight of his flat races, … More →
Thirty horses from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery were seen taking a well deserved break on a holiday in Cornwall on Wednesday. The horses and their mounts were seen in the sea taking a gallop and a swim in the choppy waters of the Celtic Sea at about 8.30am. Five-year-old Harlequin the Cleveland Bay horse was one of the … More →
The iconic image of the horse drawn carriage around Central Park and the streets of New York City may soon be a thing of the past. A call to ban the practice has been announced, as it is claimed that the horses are not treated fairly, and their quality of life is compromised. ‘The horses suffer’, said Linda Rosenthall, a … More →
Leona Lewis has come a long way since her X Factor days as a singer, but she is also well known for her love of animals. She is a strict vegetarian and a supporter of the World Society for the Protection of Animals as well as the patron of an animal sanctuary in Brentwood in Essex. Leona chose to be … More →
Horse theft is becoming increasingly common, so protect your horse the best you can with these simple tips. - Keep all ownership documents in a safe place, as well as health records and photographs from all four sides to help clearly identify your horse. - Make sure your horse is identifiable through either a microchip or freeze brand. - Don’t … More →
When a barn at the Royal Road Equestrian Centre in Fredericton, Canada, went up in flames early Monday morning, Shanita Fox-Pelletier did all she could to rescue the horses. Tragically, Shanita was unable to save her own horse Kingston from the flames. Shanita and her mother were both awakened early Monday morning by dogs barking and the smell of smoke, … More →
Buy equipment from the consignment section of your tack shop, and repair instead of replace your equipment. Don’t buy used helmets, and clean your own rugs and blankets with livestock shampoo. Make your own cheap polish to shine brass on harnesses with baking soda and vinegar. Organise paddock sales to sell and swap any unused or unwanted. Also, wait for … More →
With a name like Royal Wedding one racehorse was likely to get a lot of attention from the punters on the 29th April. However, when the horse came home a winner the bookies might not have been so pleased with the choice of name. The horse was running in the Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap Chase at Fontwell as the … More →
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