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An opossum scurries along the Belmont Park race track during a training run. (NY Racing Association, Inc./YouTube)

California Chrome Crosses Paths With Possible Parasite-Carrying Opossum At Belmont Park

Horse racing Triple Crown contender California Chrome had some small but very dangerous company on the race track last week.

05/28/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finishline to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Molly Riley / Stringer)

California Chrome Reportedly Gets OK To Use Nasal Strip In Triple Crown Bid

The three-year-old colt has worn a srip during the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and every race during this current six race winning spree, but could have been held from the June 7 Belmont Stakes in New York if not allowed to wear the strips across his nose that helps improve breathing.

05/19/2014

An abandoned horse with an orthopedic injury and overgrown hooves found in Monterey County. The horse was put to sleep. (Monterey Co. SPCA)

Injured, Abandoned Monterey County Horse Put To Sleep; Reward Offered In Animal Cruelty Case

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County is offering $1,000 for information in a case of horse abuse discovered last weekend.

04/09/2014

Horses at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Reports On Horse Auctions Brings Changes To Golden Gate Fields

Following our series of reports, Golden Gate Fields has launched a landmark new program to make sure retired racehorses avoid an all too common fate: ending up on someone’s dinner plate.

10/02/2013

A horse struggles as rescuers try to pull it out of a well in San Rafael, May 27, 2013. (CBS)

Rescue Crews Pluck Trapped Horse Out Of Well In San Rafael

A horse trapped inside a brick-lined well in San Rafael came close to drowning before rescue crews managed to pull it out.

05/28/2013

This stray horse was found near Seventh Street and Nevin Avenue in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood on May 22, 2013. (Petharbor.com)

Richmond Police Find Stray Pony Wandering Around Neighborhood

Animal Services personnel are looking for the owner of a pony found wandering in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

05/22/2013

Race Horse. (CBS)

Windsor Man Gets Probation For Starving Retired Racehorse To Death

A Windsor man was sentenced Friday to three years’ informal probation and 200 hours of community service in Sonoma County Superior Court in connection with the death of a retired thoroughbred racehorse on his property in 2010.

05/10/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Bo Derek Renews California Effort To Ban Horse Slaughtering Nationwide

The USDA said it will increase inspections of imported beef, in the midst of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. So far, none of the tainted products have made it to the United States. But the scandal is renewing efforts to ban American horse slaughter.

04/30/2013

Jefferson Award winner Vicki Sims Whitney (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Finds Haven For Discarded Horses

This week’s Jefferson award winner learned a love of animals growing up in Wyoming. So it’s not hard to understand why she didn’t hesitate when she found horses in trouble here in the Bay Area.

04/18/2013

New Macho Man, a two-year-old thoroughbred, ended up on the auction block after being injured at Golden Gate Fields. He was saved by the group Auction Horses Rescue. (CBS)

Golden Gate Fields Investigating How Horse Went Up For Auction

A Bay Area race track is investigating why one of its thoroughbreds ended up on the auction block, where horses are at risk of being sent to slaughter.

04/05/2013

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