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A Medley of Weird Horse News

We're back in the saddle at Weird Horse News and to catch up on things, I've put together a little medley of stories popping up here and there....

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Celebrating The Horse in Turkmenistan

Kentucky isn't the only place where horses are celebrated for their speed. Turkmenistan celebrated the Turkmen Racing Horse Festival last weekend....

Some Real Horsepower at the Car Auction

You wouldn't expect to have the opportunity to purchase a racehorse at a car auction, would you?...

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Mischievous Marsupials Halt Races in Australia

There's an old adage that says, "Horses are scared of two things: things that move, and things that don't." While some horses are slightly less spooky than others, this phrase probably describes the majority of the equine population at one time or another. Take Dorado, my fairly level-headed eventer, for example. In reality, he doesn't spook at much. He raced for four years, and is quite well-travelled...

Derby Time

As we countdown the hours now until the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby, we reflect on some of the odd things racing-related: Betting Advice : Some people place bets based on previous race experience, others because of the jockey or trainer, a few by the color of the horse, or who his sire is. But what about the "uneducated" few that bet by the horse's name? A few years ago, the NTRA ran a series...

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About This Blog

As we hunt high and low for relevant horse health news, we sometimes stumble upon horse-related items that are just plain... well, weird. They might be funny, or sometimes sad. But they're definitely weird. Regardless, we find them interesting, and we hope you do too.