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Whizasunnysailor BB & Cira Baeck Win IRHA/NRHA Open

Cira Baeck WhizasunnysailorBBCira Baeck aboard IRHA/NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion WhizasunnysailorBB"I can't believe I actually won the Derby in Italy!" were the first words National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) professional and past NRHA Non-Pro World Champion Cira Baeck said after posting the top score, a 224.5 in the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA)/NRHA Derby Level 4  Open.  Making the win even sweeter was the fact that Baeck was riding Whizasunnysailor BB (Topsail Whiz x Walla Walla Sunshine x Shining Spark), owned by Ruediger Diedenhofen and bred by Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck of Beglium.

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Dun Gotta Prize, Martina Morell Sweep Carolina Classic Open

DunGottaPrize MartinaMorell webDun Gotta Prize and Martina Morell at the Florida Classic Derby earlier this year. Photo by WaltenberryThe highlight of the Carolina Classic show, held at the Senator Bob Martin Agriculture Center, May 16-19, Williamston, N.C., was definitely the Carolina Classic Derby held in conjunction with the Atlantic Breeders Incentive (ABI) Derby. Each Derby had three Open divisions. Martina Morell, riding Dun Gotta Prize (Dun It Gotta Gun x Senorita Enterprise x Be Aech Enterprise) for Leigh Garber, Cazenovia, N.Y., scored a 225.5 to win all six open divisions offered.

Tyson Selects Panel To Monitor Animal Welfare

A panel of 13 industry experts has been chosen to advise Tyson Foods with its initiative focusing on ensuring responsible care and overall well-being of farm animals. The advisory panel, selected by Tyson Foods, is an independent group who will assist the company in determining research priorities and suggest ways to improve the FarmCheck audit […]
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Tina Kuenstner-Mantl & Nu Chexomatic Win NRHA Italian Derby Non-Pro

NuChexomatic TinaMantlNu Chexomatic and Tina Kuenstner-Mantl. Photo by Andrea BonagaIt took a 222.5 to win the Euro16,000-added IRHA/NRHA Non Pro L 4 championship.  That was the score that appeared on the score board when Austrian Tina Kuenstner-Mantl and Nu Chexomatic (Nu Chex To Cash x Tejons Texie Lena x Tejons Peppy Doc) walked through the out gate of the Salone del Cavallo Reining Arena in Reggio Emilia.

Roping Horse “Credit Card”s Killer Sentenced

Justice is served in the brutal 2011 slaying of the roping horse, Credit Card. His killer, William “Billy” Hamilton, Jr., was sentenced to 20-years in the lock up, after he pleaded guilty for his crimes in Oklahoma. He entered the guilty plea to 4 felonies including cruelty to animals, knowingly concealing stolen property, transporting stolen […]
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Sly Playgirl Wins BI Classic/Challenge Open

LuisDeArmasSlyPlaygirlOwner Luis DeArmas and Sly PlaygirlSly Playgirl needed to win Tuesday’s Classic/Challenge Open finals with trainer Jaime Snider to become the Breeder’s Invitational All-Time Top Earning Horse and that’s what she did. A first-set 221 by the 6-year-old mare (That Sly Cat x Taquitas Playgirl x Freckles Playboy) and Snider, 33, Lipan, Texas, held up for a victory worth $22,826.