Judge upholds decision to suspend the licence of Jeff Blea, EMD of the California Racing Board

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Judge upholds decision to suspend the licence of Jeff Blea, EMD of the California Racing Board An administrative judge has upheld the suspension of the veterinary license of Dr Jeff Blea who is the Equine Medical Director (EMD) of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). The same administrative judge, Nana Chin, has upheld her previous suspension of Blea’s license made…

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Sad passing of British Dressage’s former Chairman Penny Pollard after brave fight against illness

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Sad passing of British Dressage’s former Chairman Penny Pollard after brave fight against illness British Dressage (BD) have announced with great sadness the death of former Chairman, Penny Pollard, on Monday 31 January 2022 at the age of 63 years. Penny had fought a ‘long and brave’ battle against cancer.  Family and friends are reported to be shattered at the…

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“This is the death of an innocent horse” Beloved family horse put to sleep in tragic circumstances

Horse killed after hunt Hounds spook it causing to run into a gate. Image retrieved The Gazette.

“This is the death of an innocent horse” Beloved family horse put to sleep in tragic circumstances A 21-year-old horse has been put to sleep after he panicked when approximately 40 Essex and Suffolk Hunt hounds raced onto private land where he was situated. Horse, Barney, lived on the Grove Estate, Wormingford, and had been owned and loved by Lisa…

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Judge rules in favour of Former Jockey, Freddie Tylicki

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Judge rules in favour of Former Jockey, Freddie Tylicki in his negligence claim against Graham Gibbons Former Jockey Freddie Tylicki, who has been left paralysed after a serious fall at Kempton, has won in his personal injury claim against fellow Flat Jockey, Graham Gibbons. Gibbons was found guilty of ‘reckless disregard’ for his role in there fall where Tylicki was trampled…

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Olympic Coach John Sillett, charged with rape and sexual assault of underage girl

John Sillett, renowned Olympic Showjumping Coach, charged with rape and sexual assault of underage girl

John Sillett, renowned Olympic Showjumping Coach, charged with rape and sexual assault of underage girl Winchester Crown Court has heard that a former Olympic showjumping coach, John Sillett, sexually abused and raped a teenage girl over a period of seven years. Sillett, 55, faces five charges of rape, five counts of assault by penetration and two sexual assaults report the…

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A “Delighted” Harry Charles proves quicker than Marcus Ehning at London International Horse Show

Harry Charles and 15 year old gelding, Borsato

A “Delighted” Harry Charles proves quicker than Marcus Ehning at London International Horse Show British riders dominated the second day at London International Horse Show which was made extra special by Olympian, Harry Charles who took a win in the Champagne Taittinger Ivy Stakes CSI5* class. Charles was awarded the prize after beating the odds riding 15 year old gelding,…

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Puissance: Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky Fly High at London International

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Puissance: Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky Fly High at London International Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky win the 2.10m Le Mieux Puissance at London International Horse Show 2021 The grand finale on the opening night of the London International Horse show welcomed the LeMieux Puissance wall. Spectators and fans alike were treated to a spellbinding finish which saw…

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“Pass Slow and Wide” signs NOT needed in Lincolnshire say Council

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“Pass Slow and Wide” signs NOT needed in Lincolnshire say Council Lincolnshire council dismisses the need for new horse safety signs, whilst Oxfordshire County Council embraces the signs as part of a joint safety initiative. Lincolnshire Country Council has rejected plans to erect road signs to alert drivers to ‘pass slow and wide’, saying that it would be “counter-productive”. The…

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Request for a Restraining Order on Bob Baffert Over Medina Spirit’s Death

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Request for a Restraining Order on Bob Baffert Over Medina Spirit’s Death and Baffert’s Records of Deaths and Violations Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert, has been avoiding public comment since the tragic death of racehorse, Medina Spirit, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby. 68-year-old Baffert, is responsible for training around 40 horses at Santa Anita, according to the track,…

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Winner of 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, dies during a training session

Image for illustration purposes only for death of Medina Spirit

Winner of 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, dies during a training session Image for illustration purposes only not of Medina Spirit The controversial winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, has collapsed and died after completing a 5-furlong workout on Monday 6th December 2021 under trainer Bob Baffert. This has been confirmed by California Horse Racing Board’s Equine Medical…

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Tylicki versus Gibbons: Judge hopes to deliver verdict before Christmas

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Tylicki versus Gibbons: Judge hopes to deliver verdict before Christmas in case that left Jockey with catastrophic injuries. The £6million damages claim being heard in the High Court between Jockeys Frederik Tylicki and Graham Gibbons closed on Friday 3rd December with the Judge Karen Waldon-Smith to make the final verdict before Christmas break, beginning on 21st December. Tylicki claims that…

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“avoidable accident” states Sports Analyst in Freddie Tylicki case

Freddie Tylicki hearing - Sports Analyst gives evidence that this was an “avoidable accident”.

“avoidable accident” states Sports Analyst in Freddie Tylicki case Freddie Tylicki hearing – Sports Analyst gives evidence that this was an “avoidable accident”. Sky sports analyst, Jim McGrath, has given evidence in the trial of Freddy Tylicki who is suing Graham Gibbons for £6m in respect of life changing injuries sustained at the 2016 Kempton Race. McGrath stated that the…

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Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons for £6m

Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons £6m Horses racing for illustration only

Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons for £6m Feature image used for illustration purposes only. Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki is suing Jockey Graham Gibbons for £6m in respect of his life changing injuries resulting from a collision at Kempton Park on 2016. Jockey Jim Crowley has given evidence in the High Court that Graham Gibbons’  breath smelled of alcohol…

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Couple left “Devastated” as Horse Therapy Centre Destroyed by Arwen

Horse Therapy Centre Westerleigh stables roof on floor

Couple Left “Devastated” as Horse Therapy Centre Destroyed by Arwen A couple in South Gloucestershire have been left “devastated” after last weekend’s Storm Arwen destroyed their equine therapy centre for children with additional needs.  They were phoned in the early hours of the morning of 27th November and told the devastating news. Owner, Lauren Jones, who runs the Westerleigh stables…

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