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Johnny Cueto announces death of horse 'Popeye' with Instagram photo

Johnny Cueto announces death of horse 'Popeye' with Instagram photo

Sports
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto memorialized his horse Popeye by posting a photo of the animal on Instagram, after it died.Cueto, 32, wrote "my horse Popeye died" for the caption on the photo, which showed the animal on its side in the grass. The pitcher owns a 500-acre ranch in his native country, the Dominican Republic, where he also tends to cows, chickens and goats. He posted several more videos and images of Popeye, before his demise. This isn't the first time Cueto has posted a photo of one of his dead horses. This also isn't the first time he has lost a horse named Popeye. The pitcher also posted a photo of another Popeye after that horse died in 2016. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Johnny Cueto (@johnnycueto47) on Feb 12, 2019 at 9:46...
APNewsBreak: Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

APNewsBreak: Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

Technology
The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency acknowledged in court filings in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle that it built the new pen in Northern California for mustangs gathered in the fall on national forest land along the Nevada border because of restrictions on such sales at other federal holding facilities. The agency denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter. But it also says it may have no choice because of the high cost of housing the animals and continued ecological impacts it claims overpopulated herds are having on federal rangeland. "While slaughtering wild horses does not present...
Melbourne Cup: Cross Counter first British-trained horse to win Australia's famous race

Melbourne Cup: Cross Counter first British-trained horse to win Australia's famous race

Sports
Cross Counter has made history by becoming the first British-trained racehorse to win the Melbourne Cup.Charlie Appleby saddled the 8-1 winner, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, in the 158th running of Australia's famous race.Cross Counter led home a 1-2-3 for British-trained runners from Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran. The Cliffsofmoher, trained in Ireland by Aidan O'Brien, was put down after sustaining a fractured right shoulder early in the race.The Cliffsofmoher dies after injury in Melbourne CupCross Counter is owned by Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin team, which also won the Derby at Epsom for the first time this year with the Appleby-trained Masar."This is everybody's dream. This year has been so in...
UPI horse racing roundup: Good Magic and Hofburg sparkle

UPI horse racing roundup: Good Magic and Hofburg sparkle

Sports
Good Magic and Hofburg sparkled as the 3-year-olds took center stage this weekend in Thoroughbred racing. Unique Bella notched another win. A bevy of top sprints also was on tap from coast to coast in a weekend that offered four "Win and You're In" events for November's Breeders' Cup. On the international front, Benbatl returned to the winner's circle in Germany, renewing hope he might challenge Winx in the Cox Plate during the Australian springtime; Poet's Word posted a narrow win in the King George; and For You was an impressive winner at Deauville in beautiful Normandy. Nous partons! Classic Even without Justify, the 3-year-olds arguably are the best part of this group and Good Magic and Hofburg are right there with the best of them. On Sunday at Monmouth Park, last year's Breeders' C...
Understanding snorts can help horse caretakers improve animal welfare

Understanding snorts can help horse caretakers improve animal welfare

Science
July 11 (UPI) -- Horses snort more when they're comfortable and happy. The communication could help caretakers achieve more positive animal welfare outcomes. Proper care for animals involves minimizing stress. But how do caretakers know when animals are happy or bothered? Interpreting the emotions of horses can be especially difficult. Many behavioral signals displayed by horses are ambiguous, and studies of physiological signals have yielded contradictory results. Many horse owners and caretakers have noted an association between snorting and positive environments, but the connection hadn't been scientifically tested until now. Researchers in France monitored snorting frequency among 48 horses. Half were riding horses, kept in confined environs and separated in solitary stalls. The othe...