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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The polls keep getting better for Labor, so maybe Rudd is right to hold his nerve and not call the election just yet. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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Starving, suffering horses a casualty of Egypt’s revolution

Student journalist Michelle Slater talks to Australian vet Dr Judith Mulholland, who has been working in Cairo, about the horses and cats that are the unseen victims of Egypt’s political struggles.

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A Rich List field of dreams: who’s behind the Cup stayers

Getting a horse in the Melbourne Cup field is an expensive business — even if racing idealists call the Cup an egalitarian race. James Thomson surveys the field of horse owners.

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Do we have a handle on Hendra?

Since late June eight horses have died from the Hendra virus and dozens of people who made contact with sick horses are now being tested. So do we have a handle on it? Andrew Duffy spoke to Australian Veterinary Association president Barry Smith.

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Finally, you can be a centaur

Quit horsing around with those leg extensions. Sorry, had to be said. Seattle artist Kim Graham has built her own horsey stilt-like legs from steel, cable, foam, and rigid plastic (with optional fur).

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The Masculine Health Crisis…

So who’s gonna win the cup?

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Will the horsey crowd punish a Government?

With horse racing unlikely in NSW before next year the damages are bound to be enormous. And so is the potential backlash from voters. The maladministration at the government quarantine centre affects not just the thoroughbred racing industry but tens of thousands of recreational horse riders.

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Racing industry and Catholic church at odds

The Australian racing industry has often been dubbed “the Catholic Church at play” so strong has been the link between racing industry “identities” and the Catholic Church for a century or more.

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