Reference: Ebony's Time Around

Ebony's Time Around

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The favorite in the championship class event at the...

By SUE ALLISON   |   Aug. 31, 1986

Ebony's Time AroundSHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -- The favorite in the championship class event at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration was disqualified Sunday because of a possible improper training technique. 'It was like a dream that turned into a nightmare,' said Billy Sue Webb, wife of trainer Larry Webb of Deason. The disqualification angered many of the 28,000 fans at the show. Booing was so loud the names of other competitors could not be heard. And as the class was nearing its end, a group of men tried to enter the ring with a large sign bearing the horse's name. Mounted police and other officers scuffled with them trying to turn them back. Fighting broke out, but police said no arrests were made. Ebony's Time Around, owned by Manning Jones of Greenville, S.C., and trained by Webb, was heavily favored to win the $10,000 first prize and the world grand championship Saturday. Instead, the bay stallion was not allowed to enter the competition and the prize money and title went to Pride's Jubilee Star, ridden by Ramsey Bullington. Ebony's Time Around was barred from the ring by federal veterinarians and walking horse industry inspectors who suspected he had been sored. The federal Horse Protection Act outlaws the practice of soring - or injuring a walking horse's legs or feet to enhance the breed's high step. Each contender in the Celebration is checked by Agriculture Department veterinarians and industry inspectors, known as designated qualified persons, before being allowed to compete. 'The horse came in and was inspected by a DQP and showed some response,' said Dr. Mickey Knowles with the USDA. He said USDA veterinarian Dr. Stewart Critchfield of Memphis examined the animal and found that the left pastern area was sensitive. 'He bit the bullet and said, 'You can't go in,'' Knowles said. The animal had passed through the inspection station with no problems earlier in the week when he went on to win a blue ribbon in a preliminary class. The inspection took place two classes before the big class, but spectators were not aware that Ebony's Time Around would not enter the ring until the announcer called for the gates to be closed.

Link: http://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/08/31/The-favorite-in-the-championship-class-event-at-the/2311525844800/

AROUND THE NATION; Fans Boo Decision to Bar Favored Walking Horse

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 31 Fights and booing erupted among 28,000 fans at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration when the favored championship contender was disqualified because it might have been intentionally injured.

The horse, Ebony's Time Around, had been heavily favored to win the $10,000 first prize and the grand championship Saturday.

Instead, the bay stallion could not compete and the money and title went to Pride's Jubilee Star. Ebony's Time Around was barred by inspectors who suspected he had been injured in the legs or feet to enhance the high step that distinguishes the breed. Such injury is barred by Federal law.

When spectators learned that Ebony's Time Around would not enter the ring, booing was so loud the names of other horses could not be heard.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/1986/09/01/us/around-the-nation-fans-boo-decision-to-bar-favored-walking-horse.html

HORSE AT CENTER OF TIFF MAY HAVE BEEN OVERWORKED, INSPECTOR SAYS

Associated Press Sep. 1, 1986 10:24 PM ET SHELBYVILLE, TENN.

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A sore leg that caused the controversial disqualification of the favored stallion at a national walking horse event may have been caused by overwork instead of abuse, a federal inspector said. Ebony's Time Around and trainer Lee Webb of Deason were barred from the World Grand Championship Stake Saturday at the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration because of sensitivity in the horse's left foreleg. The decision by the U.S Department of Agriculture inspector, Dr. Stewart Critchfield, prompted boos from the crowd and sent security guards scurrying to keep fans from the ring on the final night of the 10-day annual show. Charles Thomas, another inspector, said Monday that the horse was not kept from the ring because of deliberate abuse called soring, which enhances the breed's exaggerated gait. ''We're not saying the horse was sored. We're just saying he showed some sensitivity. He (Webb) could have worked him too hard this week,'' Thomas said. Pride's Jubilee Star and Franklin trainer Ramsey Bullington won the $10,000 stake, the culmination of the 48th annual show, before a crowd of nearly 26,000. A group of Ebony's Time fans managed to enter the ring after the disqualification and ran around the circle to cheers with a banner bearing the 12-year-old horse's name. Webb, meanwhile, said he did not plan to protest the ruling. ''We went into that inspection barn under the rules,'' Webb said. ''I don't know why the government man got on him. ... The government man started pushing and probing on him and if you do that long enough you're going to make them move.''

Link: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1986/Horse-At-Center-of-Tiff-May-Have-Been-Overworked-Inspector-Says/id-f1c9e457c282e7b0607334bda467051c

 

EBONY'S timE AROUND
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BORN: 3/12/1974
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