Horse http://www.kunc.org en Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It http://www.kunc.org/post/will-triple-crown-win-save-horse-racing-dont-bet-it At the start of a movie these days, how often do you read: "Based on a true story?" But if a movie was made about California Chrome, whether or not the horse wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, it would read: "Based on a dream."<p>Because the colt — of the most undistinguished heritage, bred by neophytes and trained by a kindly septuagenarian –– well, the whole thing is a ridiculous reverie.<p>California Chrome has been dubbed America's horse, and, for his owners and trainer, the American dream has been regularly invoked. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Frank Deford 57349 at http://www.kunc.org Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? http://www.kunc.org/post/why-it-so-hard-horse-win-triple-crown Only one more race stands between California Chrome and horse racing's Triple Crown, but it could be his toughest challenge yet.<p>Since 1978, a dozen horses — Sunday Silence, War Emblem and Smarty Jones among them — have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to stumble before the finish line at the Belmont Stakes.<p>No one can say exactly why there's been a 36-year drought since the last Triple Crown winner, but there are several theories.<p><strong>An Endurance Test</strong><p>The first thing you notice about Belmont Park is that it's big. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Joel Rose 57346 at http://www.kunc.org Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S. http://www.kunc.org/post/congress-blocks-slaughtering-horses-meat-us When a federal ban on slaughtering horses to produce horse meat was lifted several years back, ranchers including <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/04/17/150833468/plan-to-slaughter-horses-for-human-consumption-is-met-with-distaste">Rick De Los Santos</a>, a New Mexico rancher and owner of Valley Meat Co., stepped up to start operations with an aim to export the meat.<p>But, as we've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/04/17/150833468/plan-to-slaughter-horses-for-human-consumption-is-met-with-distaste">reported</a>, his plans for a horse meat slaughterhouse have hit maj Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 53492 at http://www.kunc.org Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S. The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush http://www.kunc.org/post/horse-who-picked-paintbrush <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3IxwuFw3E8</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:25:00 +0000 Frank Deford 52355 at http://www.kunc.org The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter http://www.kunc.org/post/pets-or-livestock-moral-divide-over-horse-slaughter Few Americans eat horse meat, and many don't like the idea of slaughtering horses. But a handful of investors are struggling to restart the horse-slaughter industry in the U.S.<p>Thousands of American horses <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/12/01/143017558/to-kill-or-not-to-kill-horses-that-others-may-eat">are already slaughtered</a> in Mexico and Canada each year for their meat, which gets shipped to European and Asian markets.<p>Proponents of reviving U.S. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:25:00 +0000 49480 at http://www.kunc.org Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter