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  1. Responding to Risk: Regulation or Prohibition? New Zealand Media Reporting of Thoroughbred Jumps Racing 2016–2018

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    | Contributor(s):: Kylie A. Legg, Mary Breheny, Erica K. Gee, Chris W. Rogers

    Jumps racing involves a higher risk of accident and fatality than flat racing. The wide accessibility of media, combined with alternate views regarding the place of animals in society, raises the question of the acceptability of the continuation of jumps racing. Racing data and media articles...

  2. 'Horses for Courses': An analysis of equine sports regulation and disciplinary procedures regarding the non-human athlete

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan G Merritt

    Sports governing bodies and international sports federations are very powerful organisations within their sphere. The governance of these sports has created a hegemony which does not necessarily serve the interests of those engaged in sport (the ‘ruled’), but instead those who...

  3. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    | Contributor(s):: Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...

  4. Intimacy and Investment in Canterbury Thoroughbred Horse Racing: A Study in Equine Anthropology.

    | Contributor(s):: Colette Holdorf

    This thesis is concerned with equine attachment as a form of interspecies fictive kinship, in relation to the practices, social relations, and motivations of participant groups within the Canterbury thoroughbred racing industry. Exploring the interconnections between intimacy and investment, as...

  5. A Philosophic Enquiry into the Animal Welfare Issues in the Sport of Horse Racing

    | Contributor(s):: Harry James Gaunt

    The issue of animal welfare in the sport of horse racing has been deemed a contentious sporting issue by some. Lobbyists and animal liberation activists call for a complete ban on horse racing and events such as the Grand National held at Aintree racecourse as horses can feel suffering as...

  6. EIPH in Race Horses

    | Contributor(s):: Helma Weeks

  7. A Critical Analysis of the British Horseracing Authority's Review of the Use of the Whip in Horseracing

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    | Contributor(s):: Bidda Jones, Jed Goodfellow, James Yeates, Paul D. Mcgreevy

    There is increasing controversy about the use of the whip as a performance aid in Thoroughbred horseracing and its impact on horse welfare. This paper offers a critical analysis of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) 2011 Report Responsible Regulation:A Review of the Use of the...

  8. Amerindians at the rodeos and their music

    | Contributor(s):: Keillor, Elaine

  9. The Cyclical History of Horse Racing: The USA's Oldest and (Sometimes) Most Popular Spectator Sport

    | Contributor(s):: Riess, Steven

  10. Drugs, the Law, and the Downfall of Dancer's Image at the 1968 Kentucky Derby: A Case Study on Human Conceptions of Domesticated Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, Thomas M., Jedlicka, Scott R., Bowers, Matthew T.

  11. Melville’s Billy Budd

    | Contributor(s):: Monteiro, George

  12. Off to the Races

    | Contributor(s):: Eisenberg, John

  13. Snaffles and Derbies: Horseracing and Southern Folk Culture in William Faulkner's The Reivers

    | Contributor(s):: Fury, Frank P.

  14. Horseracing and the British, 1919-39

    | Contributor(s):: Huggins, Mike

  15. Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc.

    The horses at Peaceful Acres are rescued from abandonment, neglect and abuse. Others are retired by their owners to come live in sanctuary at Peaceful Acres. The horses are rehabilitated emotionally and physically to become partners in equine assisted learning and psychotherapy programs for...

  16. Genetic improvement of the horse (Chapter 17)

    | Contributor(s):: T. Arnason, L. Dale Van Vleck

    From the time man domesticated horses some 5000-6000 years ago, horses have been subject to many forms of artificial selection that have resulted in gradual genetic changes. Differences found among breeds of horses are due to forces of artificial as well as natural selection, in addition to...