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  • KELSO racecourse made history with its first-ever twilight fixture on September 17.

  • WE ARE on colic watch after seeing seven horses with gasey colic over a three-day spell.

  • It may be affectionately known as the 'Wee County' but Clackmannanshire became centre of the universe at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) held in France earlier this month, when Joanne Eccles, from Tillicoultry, took the individual gold medal in the women's individual vaulting competition.

  • RESEARCHERS at the University of Glasgow have identified that horse vets have the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the UK, according to the results of the first ever survey on injuries within the veterinary profession.

  • KEITH Dalgleish, who last year notched a new record for most Flat winners from a Scottish stable, continues in cracking form.



  • By the time you read this a brand new class at Blair will be over and will surely be a resounding success.

  • Giving up sugar is considered a healthy way to control weight in humans because of a complicated relationship between sugar, mood, over eating, hormones and fat burning and we have all heard about hidden sugars in the modern processed diet.

  • The equestrian spectacle that was the Royal Highland Show - by which I mean the horses AND the horsey people - was a delightful four days, so much so that for the first time we felt we could bear a fifth!

  • BHS Scotland has just returned from a smoothly run and vibrant three days of sport and trade stand at Floors Castle International Horse Trials and then it was Balmoral - so early summer activities are in full swing.

  • AT THIS time of Remembrance, The Horse Trust looks back at 100 years of helping war horses throughout the conflicts of the last century.

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