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Zenyatta Makes Final Stroll at Hollywood Park

Zenyatta bid a final farewell to her legions of fans Dec. 5 at Hollywood Park, pricking her cotton-stuffed ears at the gaggle of cameras one more time before heading into retirement. The superstar mare who won 19 of her 20 career races and more than $7.3 million patiently walked around the paddock before taking to the track for a last stroll. Fans cheered and snapped photos as Zen

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Tampa Bay Backstretch Worker Dies in Horse Accident

An exercise rider and backstretch worker died Feb. 1 after a horse fell on top of him while exercising at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Shields, 60, died after one of the horses got spooked and fell over, fatally injuring him.

Spokeswoman Vida Morgan said Shields was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he was

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Nevada Wild Horse Roundup Deaths

Wild-horse advocates have criticized federal land managers after the deaths of 26 mustangs so far in a government roundup on the range north of Reno, Nev., up from nine deaths a week ago.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday Jan. 29 reported four more deaths stemming from its roundup in the Calico Mountain Complex.

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Miniature Horses Added to Barn Fire Death Toll

Authorities now say two miniature horses have died in a fire that consumed a southwestern Ohio raceway barn last weekend, bringing to 45 the number of horses killed along with two men.

The blaze early Dec. 5 at Lebanon Raceway is still under investigation. Authorities have ruled out arson, but they said Tuesday it could be weeks before they complete their investigation into the ca

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Harness Track Barn Fire Kills People, Horses

A Dec. 5 fire has ripped through a barn at a county fairgrounds in southwest Ohio, killing two people and about 60 horses.

The fire was reported about 5 a.m. Capt. Krista Wyatt of the Lebanon Fire Department said the barn roof had already collapsed by the time firefighters arrived at the Warren County Fairgrounds, about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

The victims’

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