For those of you who missed it, here is the time trial by DWs NY Yank ridden by Chantal Sutherland-Krusse. The duo set the world record for RUS on the 5/8th mile oval. It took three attempts, but they got it done as they beat the previous record by 1/5th of a second.
Courtesy of the BBC, we learn an Appellate Court has ruled horses are 'vicious' animals. One has to think the judge never met a horse up close. If the judge did, they would learn horses are animals which only attack when threatened; given the choice, they will flee what they perceive is danger.
Just because a horse struck out at a child (we don't know the particulars as to how and why), the judge wants all horses declared vicious? I hope those involved don't have a pet named Fluffy or Spot because based on this logic, dogs and cats would be declared vicious animals. I am not suggesting there aren't horses who could be vicious, but any such determination should be made on an individual basis, not species-wide.
The appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court is very important to owners of horses. If horses are declared vicious animals, people in Nutmeg State and possibly elsewhere will have a hard time to insure horses at a reasonable cost.. Needless to say if this happens nationwide, horse racing could be devastated.