Monthly Archives: October 2008

International Interest in Melbourne Cup

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on October 24, 2008

The Melbourne Cup will be hosted by Flemington Racecourse in Australia on 4 November 2008, and it is one of the most prestigious events of the horse racing calendar. And now, as if an international competitor winning the Caulfield Cup was not enough, a string of foreign horses are being trained for another onslaught; only this time it will be on the Melbourne Cup. However, there are a few local horses that are capable of packing a lethal punch, and it is hoped, that after losing the Caulfield Cup, Australia can redeem themselves next month.

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Dream Empress Considered to be Favorite

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on October 24, 2008

Horse racing has always been referred to as the “Sport of Kings”, but more recently; it has been proven to be a sport of dreams. One woman, Kelly Colliver, quietly immersed herself into the world of horse racing from an early age. Taught the finer details in regard to horses, racing and handicapping by her father, she did not hesitate when the opportunity arose to be a group owner of a horse named Wild as Elle. Growing ever fonder of the sport, she decided to form her own group and Livin the Dream was born.

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Stem Cell Research Offers Hope for Treatment of Injuries

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on October 23, 2008

The importance and positive results in the use of stem cell therapy has been proven a number of times, as scientists and researchers work tirelessly to find ways of repairing injuries suffered by horses and not only saving their careers, but also their lives. Tendon, ligament, bone and cartilage damage can be devastating injuries, and even though time off the track and rehabilitation might restore mobility and health, the horse will still be at risk to suffer injuries to the particular area, as the healing process does not restore the injured tissue to its original strength.

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Posts Drawn for Breeders’ Cup Classic

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on October 23, 2008

The final competitors in the Breeders’ Cup have been confirmed and post positions have now been drawn. Excitement and anticipation for this long awaited event is reaching boiling point, and even though spectators will be turning up in their thousands for the 24th and 25th of October horse racing extravaganzas, most will set their sights on the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where the 2007 Horse of the Year, Curlin, will be defending his title against a formidable lineup of contenders. With Big Brown being retired due to injury and therefore not running the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the spotlight will be focused on Curlin.

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Retired Hall of Famers Entertain The Crowds

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on October 22, 2008

Santa Anita Park Racecourse was on fire over the weekend, as racing events to kick off the excitement surrounding the Breeders’ Cup were organized for Saturday, 18 October 2008. But in the ten race lineup on Saturday, there was one race that stood out above the rest. It was a race where the horses did not really matter all that much, as it was all about the eight riders that showed up to take part in the Jockey Living Legends race.

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New York Sire Stakes Annual Awards Banquet

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on October 22, 2008

The New York Sire Stakes was established in the year 1965 and was the first program in North America to promote and support quality standardbred horse breeding. Many other programs followed their example and the New York Sire Stakes does not only encourage superior breeding programs, but it also rewards breeders and owners and provides purses for a vast number of harness racing events. Through their dedication to the harness racing industry and standardbred horses, breeding excellence has improved, resulting in ongoing improvement in racing itself. To thank the horsemen for their efforts, the New York Sire Stakes started hosting this prestigious Annual Awards Banquet.

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Champion Stakes Claimed by New Approach

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on October 21, 2008

Not many horses have the opportunity to retire from racing at the top of their game. New Approach was scheduled for retirement after the Champion Stakes no matter what the outcome, but this magnificent horse ended his horse racing career with a breathtaking performance. The Emirates Airline Champion Stakes was run on Champions Day at the Newmarket Racecourse, which had a racing lineup that included the Cesarewitch Handicap, group three, group two and group one racing events. Newmarket Racecourse is known for Champions Day, as it is one of the most popular days on the horse racing calendar, with the showstopper being the Champion Stakes.

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Caracciola Shines at Cesarewitch

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on October 21, 2008

On Saturday, 18 October 2008, during the Champions Day at Newmarket Racecourse, an eleven year old horse racing veteran proved that he still had what it takes to outclass his younger counterparts. The Cesarewitch Handicap is run over a distance of 3 621 meters and is one of the magnificent racing events hosted on Champions Day. As always, Newmarket Racecourse was filled with spectators waiting for breathtaking horse racing action, which they got in almost every race on the card. But Caracciola was the shocker for the day, as he surged towards the wire and to victory.

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Curlin’s Fellow Competitors

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on October 20, 2008

The excitement for the Breeders’ Cup is slowly beginning to gain momentum. Horses are confirming their presence on race day, while punters make the agonizing decision on their favorite horse and trainers begin to think about strategies and starting positions. One of the most anticipated stars of the weekend is Curlin, and it seems that many horses are entering to take advantage of the fact that he is not a turf horse, and hope to beat him on the new synthetic surface at Santa Anita Park Racecourse.

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War of Attrition Victorious at Punchestown

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on October 20, 2008

On Thursday, the 16th of October 2008, Punchestown became the scene of an exciting showdown between two former Cheltenham Gold Cup champions. It was during the Star “Best For Racing Coverage” Chase, that War of Attrition and Kicking King battled it out for supremacy. It is a Grade 3 racing event for four year old horses and older, and is run over a distance of two miles and six furlongs. But the horse racing veterans proved that age is merely a number, and that comebacks are possible in the world of horse racing.

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