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From TheJournal.ie Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughter Horsemeat

Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughter

The BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight programme interviewed the insider.

From TheJournal.ie Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls ISPCA This post contains images

Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls

The organisation is appealing to owners to be “particularly vigilant” of their animals during the current cold snap.

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

From TheJournal.ie Call for centralised database as starving horses abandoned Microchipping This post contains images

Call for centralised database as starving horses abandoned

While some of the animals are microchipped, the information is held across across 10 databases to which the DSPCA have limited access.

12 of the best puns anyone has ever made about horse burgers Stable Diet This post contains images
From The42 Last to be picked: In which our hero tries his hand at... dressage and show-jumping Giddyup

Last to be picked: In which our hero tries his hand at... dressage and show-jumping

After a summer spent deriding dressage as ‘horse-walking’, Steven O’Rourke saddled up to try it himself in the first in a new series of sporting adventures.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in numbers of horses, ponies and foals abandoned in 2012 Animal Welfare

Increase in numbers of horses, ponies and foals abandoned in 2012

The ISPCA responded to over 1,500 calls related to neglect or abuse of equine animals in 2012.

From The42 Mark Your Card: the best bets for today’s Grade racing Gees-gees

Mark Your Card: the best bets for today’s Grade racing

Can Unaccompanied retain his Istabraq Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown today? The answer could be just a click away.

From The42 Why the long face? Take a look back at the year in horse racing... Gee Gees

Why the long face? Take a look back at the year in horse racing...

It was all about Frankel while the racing world also said farewell to another all-time great.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: John Gilligan's equestrian centre to be sold by CAB Criminal Assets Bureau

PHOTOS: John Gilligan's equestrian centre to be sold by CAB

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre in Kildare owned by former gang leader John Gilligan is to be sold – 16 years after it was first seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

From The42 Extensive fire damage to Aidan O'Brien's house in Ballydoyle Coolmore

Extensive fire damage to Aidan O'Brien's house in Ballydoyle

The horse trainer and his family escaped unharmed from the blaze at the home to the Coolmore training and breeding facilities.

From TheJournal.ie City Council plans to limit Smithfield horse fair to twice a year Horse Fair

City Council plans to limit Smithfield horse fair to twice a year

The traditional fair – which has seen violent scenes recently – is currently held every month, but could now be under threat.

Ad of the Day: Anybody got swapsies for this cushion-munching mini-pony? Pony Up This post contains videos

Ad of the Day: Anybody got swapsies for this cushion-munching mini-pony?

Based in Wexford. Also enjoys kitchen sponges.

From The42 Irish riding crest of a victory wave with further wins at Dublin Horse Show Show Jumping

Irish riding crest of a victory wave with further wins at Dublin Horse Show

As for John Floody, the Irishman clattered into this lovely faux-brick wall.

From The42 We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final Neigh Bother

We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final

Unfortunately for Ireland, the horses will be under the control of a Swiss and an American.

From The42 Lynch dropped from Irish show-jumping team for London Olympics London 2012

Lynch dropped from Irish show-jumping team for London Olympics

The Tipperary jockey has been cut from Team Ireland days after the disqualification of his horse from an event in Germany.

From The42 Power play as Aidan O'Brien and son celebrate 2,000 Guineas win at the Curragh Double Act

Power play as Aidan O'Brien and son celebrate 2,000 Guineas win at the Curragh

There were also wins for Tiddliwinks, Cay Verde and Nandiga during a glorious days’ racing.

From The42 Here's your 'jockeys dressed as nuns' picture of the day Ruby Walsh

Here's your 'jockeys dressed as nuns' picture of the day

Top jockeys Ruby Walsh Paul Carberry got into the spirit of things ahead of Listowel’s record-breaking attempt on ‘Nunday’.

From The42 YouTube Top 10: because Tom Watson shows the kids how to do it Going Viral This post contains videos

YouTube Top 10: because Tom Watson shows the kids how to do it

The grand old golfing master shows up ‘Poults’ and ‘GMac’ while Novak Djokvic practices his backhand for Stallone’s new movie.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential round-up of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Department of agriculture confirms case of CEM in stallion Horses

Department of agriculture confirms case of CEM in stallion

Laboratory tests have confirmed a contagious equine metritis infection (CEM) in a non-thoroughbred stallion at a premises in Co Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Galway stallion tests positive for rare equine metritis infection Horse Health

Galway stallion tests positive for rare equine metritis infection

The discovery of the infection in a non-thoroughbred horse in Co Galway is the first time it’s been diagnosed here since 1982.

From TheJournal.ie ISPCA rescue abandoned horse in north Cork Animal Cruelty

ISPCA rescue abandoned horse in north Cork

TJ is now recovering at an equine centre with the support of the ISPCA staff.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to share horse breeding knowledge with China Breeding

Ireland to share horse breeding knowledge with China

But the tips won’t come cheap.

From The42 HBO cancels horse racing series 'Luck' after third horse fatality TV

HBO cancels horse racing series 'Luck' after third horse fatality

Drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte ceases production for its second season after latest accident.

From The42 HBO suspends filming with horses on 'Luck' drama Horses

HBO suspends filming with horses on 'Luck' drama

After another horse was euthanised yesterday, production involving horses on the Dustin Hoffman show are shut down.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Nine horses injured in collision with train in Wexford Collision

Nine horses injured in collision with train in Wexford

The horses were struck by a train on railway tracks close to Enniscorthy in the early hours of this morning.

From The42 Boring Michael Owen is being bullied, also boring Adrenalin Junkie

Boring Michael Owen is being bullied, also boring

After going public with his intention to complete a 1000-piece equine portrait jigsaw, the United striker found himself the object of some ridicule.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Irish horse charity appeals for people to join Buffy star in sponsoring animals Animal Welfare This post contains images

Irish horse charity appeals for people to join Buffy star in sponsoring animals

The Irish Horse Welfare Trust, which looks after almost 100 animals, says it needs donations to help with the care and upkeep of some of its residents.

In pictures: Frocks, hats, donkeys and lovely ladies at the Dublin Horse Show Dublin Horse Show This post contains images

In pictures: Frocks, hats, donkeys and lovely ladies at the Dublin Horse Show

It was Ladies’ Day today at the Dublin Horse Show. Have a look inside and see what you make of the winning dress…

In pictures: The horsey set at the RDS Hay Day This post contains images

In pictures: The horsey set at the RDS

It’s the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show time of year again. Here’s what the four-legged and two-legged got up to today…

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From The42 Ballabriggs wins the Aintree Grand National Grand National

Ballabriggs wins the Aintree Grand National

Were you a winner today?

From TheJournal.ie Equine charity calls for castration of horses in 'problem' communities Horse Welfare

Equine charity calls for castration of horses in 'problem' communities

Irish Horse Welfare Trust carrying out pilot programme in Dunsink area of Dublin to halt situation where foals being born on dump.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of thoroughbred horses slaughtered 'for meat' Recession

Thousands of thoroughbred horses slaughtered 'for meat'

Some 4,600 thoroughbred horses have been slaughtered to be sold as meat in countries like France and Belgium because their owners can no longer afford to care for them.

From The42 Best bets on a busy day Whip Hand

Best bets on a busy day

Mark Hobbs previews the weekend racing.

From The42 Two horses killed in suspected electrocution at Newbury Racing

Two horses killed in suspected electrocution at Newbury

Racing abandoned at Newbury after two horses died suddenly before the start of their race today.