BloodHorse: Equine Library Donated to Cal Poly Pomona

BloodHorse: Equine Library Donated to Cal Poly Pomona. “The California Thoroughbred Foundation is donating the contents of the Carleton F. Burke Library in Arcadia—one of the most extensive collections of equine literature found anywhere—to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona…. The university intends to digitize research books for worldwide access, exposing the Burke Library to a far wider audience than the Foundation could offer.”

Nevada Today: Wild Horses and Burros Documents Available Online

Nevada Today: Wild Horses and Burros Documents Available Online. “The University Libraries recently completed work on a yearlong project to preserve documents collected and scanned by Catherine Barcomb, former administrator of the Nevada Wild Horse Commission. Donated to the Libraries in December 2019 and covering over sixty years of history, these +3,000 documents capture the complex issues that surround wild horses and burros in the American West.”

New Photos: Buffalo Soldiers at West Point (National Archives News)

National Archives News: New Photos: Buffalo Soldiers at West Point. “Photographs of Buffalo Soldiers serving at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, during the early 20th century recently came to light at the National Archives. The images were discovered by a preservationist who was digitizing thousands of nitrate negatives transferred from the Academy to the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives at College Park, MD. Recognized for their expertise in riding, African American cavalry noncommissioned officers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments were stationed at West Point to serve in the Academy’s Detachment of Cavalry and teach Academy cadets military horsemanship.”

Spotted on Reddit: ProRodeo Sports News Archive

Spotted on Reddit and one of the more random things I’ve found lately: an emerging archive of ProRodeo Sports News, which is apparently a publication of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association. Issues are still being uploaded, and the archive is held at a Box.com site with issues organized into folders by year. Each issue is a single PDF file, looks like.

The State Journal: Locals contribute to new website chronicling African Americans in the horse industry

The State Journal: Locals contribute to new website chronicling African Americans in the horse industry. “Three local folks are involved in a new website designed to increase awareness, education and access to African American history. The website, Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry, is a collaborative effort between individuals, organizations, communities and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.”

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt researchers develop publicly available COVID-19 animal susceptibility prediction tool; suggests increased risk to horses

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt researchers develop publicly available COVID-19 animal susceptibility prediction tool; suggests increased risk to horses. “A Vanderbilt team of experts in virology, genetics, structural biology, chemistry, physiology, medicine, immunology and pharmacology have together developed technology to understand and predict animal susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, the scientific name for the strain of coronavirus causing COVID-19 providing evidence that horses and camels may be at increased risk of the virus. The group has also released a publicly available tool to enable people to understand the likelihood of other animals’ susceptibility.”

Horse Talk New Zealand: Horse manure an unlikely ally in unmasking art forgeries

Horse Talk New Zealand: Horse manure an unlikely ally in unmasking art forgeries. “As Lucile Beck and her colleagues at the University of Paris-Saclay in France point out, the absolute dating of paintings is crucial for tackling the problem of fake art. Radiocarbon dating is the only technique that gives access to an absolute time scale, but its application is limited to organic materials such as wood, canvas or natural binder. Being able to extend absolute dating to the range of inorganic pigments used for colours in art would make it possible to overcome the lack of available materials for dating easel and mural paintings.”

SportBusiness: FEI removes OTT paywall and offers broadcasters free archive

SportBusiness: FEI removes OTT paywall and offers broadcasters free archive. “The FEI, the international federation for equestrian sport, has removed the paywall from its FEI.tv streaming platform and is also providing free archive footage to broadcasters. Announcing the move today (Friday), the FEI said that the OTT platform will provide all of its coverage of past events and special equestrian features free of charge while live sport is on hold until the end of June.”

America’s Best Racing: The Horse Lover’s Guide to Staying Inside

America’s Best Racing: The Horse Lover’s Guide to Staying Inside. “Hi friends. I know COVID-19 is a scary time for us all; but, if you’re a horse lover like me who can’t go riding or get to the races anymore, you may be wondering what to do with yourself during this time of social distancing. So, here’s my handy guide for horse lovers who suddenly find ourselves stuck indoors for the foreseeable future.” This is a series that’s up to four parts at this writing.

BetaNews: Grand National goes virtual to give fans their racing fix

BetaNews: Grand National goes virtual to give fans their racing fix. “The Grand National is a highlight of the British sporting calendar. An event that prompts people who never normally bet on a horse race to venture a few pounds at the bookies or take part in a workplace sweepstake. With this year’s race canceled due to the coronavirus it looked like they might miss out, but virtual reality is coming to the rescue.”

Pennsylvania Creates Database of Horse Racing Rulings

The state of Pennsylvania has launched a new database of rulings given with regard to horse racing activities. “Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission’s continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its oversight of the state’s racing industry. Historically, access to the database of rulings was limited to racing regulators. Today, any decision, matter or action taken by racing judges, stewards, or the commission, relating to racing activities now will be publically accessible and searchable…”

Australia Has Database for Equine Emergencies

The country of Australia has created a national equine database for emergencies. “An Australian first, the National Equine Database is a partnership between the CFA and Walking Forward Disaster Relief Team founder Jenna Kelley. The database, launched this week, links horse owners to landholders who can temporarily house animals.”