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Preview: covertdale farms horse racing news and comics: horses, ponies, cats and dogs- oh my!

covertdale farms horse racing news and comics: horses, ponies, cats and dogs- oh my!

Animal Hackerz Cartoons, horse humor, horse racing, horse training blog and news all from Covertdale Farms

Updated: 2017-11-18T22:54:59.155-05:00


Today's Equestrian News-ONASSIS heir to wed Brazilian equestrian star


ONASSIS heir to wed Brazilian equestrian star
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
... granddaughter and sole heiress of the late shipping tycoon Aristotle
Onassis and one of the world's richest women - will marry Brazilian equestrian
star Alvaro ...>

US Equestrian
SFCPressPoint (press release) - Tampa,FL,USA
Frankfort , KY - Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher will dispatch a team
to Bahrain in an attempt to bring the 2010 World Equestrian Games to America
for the ...>

US Equestrian
SFCPressPoint (press release) - Tampa,FL,USA
Lexington , KY -- The United States Equestrian Federation is now accepting
bids to host the 2006 Show Circuit Magazine/USEF Junior Hunter National

DSU to add women's equestrian team
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
... State University will make a move toward addressing gender-equity shortcomings
today when it officially announces the addition of a women's equestrian
team to ...>

EQUESTRIAN center part of $450 million hospital-site plan
WTNH - New Haven,CT,USA
A Lebanon man has presented a $450 million proposal that includes a TV
studio and what would be the biggest equestrian center in the Northeast
to the Town of ...>
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Suffolk Downs Thoroughbreds May Need Homes-or will be slaughtered Mass. Legislature Fail to pass Simulcast Agreement


Future uncertain for Suffolk, horses
By PAUL DALEY, Sun Racing Writer
Suffolk Race track closes for the 2005 season, but with the simulcast racing bill stalled in the State Legislature for a bundle vote on alternative gaming. Unless a sunset bill is passed, as of January 1, 2006, all 4 MAss. race tracks will be unable to accept wagers. If politics are not resolved, the small race trainer will not be able to keep their horses.

It is estimated by TRF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, that as many as 30 horses will be sold for slaughter.

"Canter Organization of New England is specifically earmarking Suffolk horses for adoption. For information go to the Canter website at

"What can we do to help the local horses? For starters, contact the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at No donation is too small. Or, if you are able to board a horse, the foundation will work with you. If you love the sport and its participants, it's something to think about, especially around the holidays"

horses, rescue

Australian 13 year old girl and her Welsh Pony start 6 week Show Campaign



13 year old Jodi Humphreys rides every second day and said she was looking forward to the shows.

Jodi will represent Western Australia at the Show Horse Council Grand Nationals in Sydney, the most prestigious horse show in Australia.

Jodi's riding teacher Sharon Jarvis said she believed Jodi had a good chance in all her competitions.

"Riding needs a lot of dedication because you not only need to keep yourself fit, but you have to look after the pony and make sure it is in peak condition," she said.

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Ph.D. Equine Personality Assessment Questionnaire. By Adele Lloyd


Ph.D. Equine Personality Assessment Questionnaire. By Adele Lloyd

This project will hopefully measure the existence of personality differences between breeds of horses and between horses, hinnies and donkeys.

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Thoroughbred Race Horse Ranks


World Throughbred Race Horse Rankings as of November 2005

(note thisracing site dosen't display well in firefox:)

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Ouija Board preparing for Japan Cup


Europe's reigning Horse of the Year Ouija Board preparing for Japan Cup

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Thoroughbred Beat; Finger Lakes Riding title


Thoroughbred Beat

AT Finger Lakes Race Track: 42 year old Puerto Rico native John Davila Jr. earns 2,000th career win last friday and with it his fourth straight and sixth overall riding title at Finger Lakes ( Farmington, NY)

Meeting of the Minds -- Or at Least the Major Players -- on New York Racing -


"The session, hosted by the Racing and Gaming Law Program at Albany Law School, did make some progress toward reaching resolutions in several areas, officials said.

Most noteworthy, according to FONYR head Tim Smith, was a consensus that the state needs to adopt a system to permit account wagering by an electronic means, not just the present telephone system. Smith said there was "broad agreement'' by all the stakeholders in such a system that it would be "pro-customer, pro-state and pro-racing reform.'' "

Tenderness with Thoroughbred Colt


(image) Tender moment with NY Bred Wheelaway weanling colt and Peggy Sprague of Covertdale.

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Shalgo- a horse with an unique name


Only 11 days of contact- perhaps 9 days of riding, and this tough girl has softened in spirit and form. Once dashing around corners, falling on the forehand, resisiting the bit and insensitive to my aids, she has not only improved on the aforementioned troubles but has also revealed her abilities to relax and concentrate.

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Nurse Maggie- 2 year old thoroughbred filly in training at Fingerlakes


A large, powerful filly at Finger Lakes with trainer Paul Barrow. (image)

al-qaeda pony


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Richfield Renegade Runs at Finger Lakes


by Alyfoal out of Saratoga Belle, this four year old colt ran a mile and 70 in NY Maiden Specials at Finger Lakes. (image)  (image)

shalgo the thoroughbred mare begins debourrage (pre-dressage training)


(image) Shalgo and I started working together last Saturday



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little dogs were everywhere, wearing pink bows and red ties...