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Report: Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby.

Western wild horses and burros adoption in the Cape Fear

Over the weekend, two truck loads totaling 63 wild horses and burros came to Lake Waccamaw in hopes of being adopted. The horses up for adoption came from the rangelands in ten western states including Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada.

Firefighters rescue retired therapy horse stuck in pond

Firefighters from Claremont Rescue Squad spent Thursday morning working feverishly to rescue a horse that had gotten stuck in a pond. Crews were called to the pond just before 9 a.m. after the animal somehow fell into the water and was unable to get out.

WPD horse to undergo surgery to remove tumor

A member of the Wilmington Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit will undergo surgery next week to remove a melanoma tumor.
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Horse hid in pool to survive California wildfires

Jeff Hill of Paradise, California, was checking on someone's house after the Camp Fire nearly leveled the entire town, and what he found in the backyard startled him. 
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Rescue takes in blind horse, its BFF donkey from Florence flood zone

Animals relocated from a Florence flood zone are now in greener pastures. Sunday night, STAR Ranch rescue took in two friends with a special bond -- a blind horse and a donkey.
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Horse makes friends with golden retriever at NC rescue shelter

A neglected horse that was found wandering the streets has formed a bond with a golden retriever at an animal rescue shelter in Union County.

Jacksonville steps up mosquito spraying after another horse dies from EEE virus

Jacksonville continues enhanced mosquito control efforts during this rainy period, and after a second horse has died from mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus in Onslow County.

Addled in the saddle? Woman charged with DUI on horseback

53-year-old woman, Donna Byrne, riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk.

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