Man’s unusual choice of guide animal because he has a phobia of dogs

The UK’s first guide horse made his shopping run debut yesterday. American miniature Digby led Mohammed Salim Patel through the streets and down aisles. The journalist, 23, has degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa – and a phobia of dogs that rules out a guide dog . He said: “Being led by

Horse racing tips – the best bets for Tuesday February 13

If Monday wasn't a fun day, then have no fear! For it's a fresh day, and Tuesday is here. There is more top notch horse racing across the country on this crisp February day. And we've had our man Newsboy scoping out the form to offer his tips. He's gone in deep

Take Me Out star lost 8 stone before appearing on show

A Take Me Out star lost a whopping eight stone before appearing on the ITV dating show. Bonnie Stainer, 33, has revealed that she shed the pounds after realising that she was too big to ride a horse. Devon-born Bonnie's weight increased to 17 stone during her pregnancy. Speaking to the

Man gets citation for beating frightened horse during parade

A man caught on camera hitting and kicking a horse before a parade in New Orleans has been issued a citation for animal cruelty, animal rights advocates said Tuesday. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals did not identify the rider who was seen abusing a

When is Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day 2018?

It's become a staple feature of race meets across the country. And for one of the biggest events of the racing calendar, Cheltenham festival is no different. As the action kicks of next month, all racing-loving ladies will be eyeing up which day is dedicated solely to them,

Horse racing tips – find out the best bets for today’s action

The weekend is now a distant memory - but fear not, there's plenty of horse racing to help you through the day. Three meetings take place on February 6, with action taking place at Market Rasen, Sedgefield and Southwell. So, how about a flutter on the horses to get you

Horse racing tips – find out the best bets for today’s action

The weekend is gone - but fear not, there's plenty of horse racing to help you through the day. Three meetings take place on February 5, with action taking place at Newcastle, Southwell and Wolverhampton. So, how about a flutter on the horses to get you through the

Horse spooked by umbrella crashes into cars, injures passengers

Only in New York. A carriage horse carrying three passengers crashed into two parked cars Sunday after the animal was spooked by an unfurling umbrella, police sources and witnesses said. The white horse was trotting along Central Park West around noon when a man opened his umbrella and yelled, sending

Travellers drive their horse-drawn buggies down busy motorway

This is the bizarre moment a pair of travellers raced their two horse-drawn carriages along a busy motorway and caused chaos. Vehicles were forced to swerve around the dare-devils in their foolish stunt along the A189 towards Blyth, Northumberland which could have ended in a pile-up. The brazen riders even

When does Cheltenham Festival 2018 start? Everything you need to know

It's that time of year when horse-racing punters nationwide begin to sharpen their focus, as the jump-racing season reaches the business end. And there aren't many bigger meetings than the annual Cheltenham Festival . With the Gold Cup as it's big draw, Cheltenham is quickly becoming the

Why Tea For Two is the horse to back in the Cotswolds Chase

You know it’s almost the Cheltenham Festival when the racing circus rolls into Prestbury Park for the same course’s Festival Trials Meeting and Devon trainer Nick Williams’s Tea For Two (6/1) can hopefully provide some ammunition for March by landing today’s feature Cotswold Chase (2.25pm).

NYPD horse bit tourist’s arm: lawsuit

An NYPD horse took a bite out of a Pennsylvania tourist’s arm as she was viewing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, according to a new lawsuit. The 10-year-old, chestnut brown gelding named Madison is “like a New Yorker,” his handler, Officer Buyukdag Mehmet, said in a 2016 interview about

Scenes of horses killed by wildfires inspire activists

The images of race horses killed while trapped in their stalls during the California wildfires have celebrity animal rights advocates losing sleep and wondering how they can prevent tragedy from striking again. Soap star and Los Angeles horse owner Tracy Melchior said she’s been glued to her television since