Equine

Mass Sterilization of Wild Horses? The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Newest Project

Mass Sterilization of Wild Horses? The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Newest Project

In this post, 3L staffer Lexy Gross writes about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s latest project that could result in the ovariectomies of thousands of the west’s wild mares, due to recent amendments made to the Interior Appropriations bill.

The ELD Mandate Does Not Significantly Impact Horse Owners

The ELD Mandate Does Not Significantly Impact Horse Owners

Contrary to recent social media panic, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will not significantly impact horse owners. Only drivers that are already required to log their driving records under hours-of-service (HOS) and records of duty status (RODS) requirements will be impacted by the ELD mandate.

Racetrack Contamination: Kentucky’s Newly-Funded Study and its Effect on Equine Drug Testing.

Racetrack Contamination: Kentucky’s Newly-Funded Study and its Effect on Equine Drug Testing.

In October 2017, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved $25,000 worth of funding for a study regarding the effects of contamination on racehorse drug testing.  This analytical study will seek to determine the possible levels of substances—both therapeutic and performance-enhancing—found on the racetrack and its surroundings, and will be based on samples collected through 2019

Successful Hollywood Actor Fails to Sell Kentucky Horse-Farm

Successful Hollywood Actor Fails to Sell Kentucky Horse-Farm

Though Johnny Depp is most well-known for his starring roles in movies, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and more, in 1995, he took on a different role: Kentucky horse farm owner. Working with Halfhill Auction Group, on September 15, 2017, Depp held an auction on September 15, 2017, to try to sell the 41.32-acre horse farm for $2.9 million.

Tug of War for the Future of Fantasy Horse Racing: The Stronach Group v. Horse Racing Labs

Tug of War for the Future of Fantasy Horse Racing: The Stronach Group v. Horse Racing Labs

Since 2006, the total pari-mutuel handle within the horse industry has steadily declined. In an effort to halt this decline, some in the equine industry have attempted to invent new ways to create interest in the sport by tapping into the growing daily fantasy sports industry.  In the case Derby Wars, a fantasy horseracing website, the Central District of California put a halt to one of those efforts.