Monthly Archives: October 2008

Elusive Bluff Claims Pilgrim

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on October 3, 2008

The Pilgrim Stakes was supposed to take place on Sunday, at Belmont Park Racecourse, but had to be postponed due to bad weather. On Wednesday, the contenders for this $159 300 Grade 3 event walked into the starting gates and got ready for a fast paced horse racing event. One of the six contenders had a lot to prove, as it was his debut in a stakes race and his second career start. But Elusive Bluff did not look intimidated at all as he charged comfortably towards the wire.

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Disappointment as Triple Honour Withdraws from Epsom

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on October 3, 2008

One of the major horse racing events during the Sydney Spring Carnival is the Epsom Handicap. This racing event is held every year at the Randwick Racecourse and is a spectacular Group 1 event that attracts some of the biggest names in racing. Triple Honour was one of those big names set to take part in the Epsom Handicap, which takes place on Saturday 4 October 2008, but has been withdrawn by his trainer Chris Waller, to everyone’s disappointment.

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Spring Carnival at Flemington

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on October 2, 2008

The Spring Carnival of Melbourne, Australia, has just been launched and the first racing event for the carnival kicks off on Saturday, 4 October 2008, at the Flemington Racecourse. The Flemington Racecourse was opened in 1840 and it is fitting that the Spring Carnival, which is the biggest event in Australian horse racing, begins at this historic racetrack. Not even the influenza outbreak of last year could dampen the spirits of the Spring Carnival, and this year it is gearing up to be a fifty day racing carnival to remember.

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Hope for Hungary Horse Racing

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on October 2, 2008

At a horse auction at Newmarket in 2006, Zoltan Mikoczy sat listening to Sandor Ribarszki as he warned him off buying the sad looking horse standing in front of him. He was not the best looking horse and short by racing standards. The nameless horse that no-one wanted waited patiently to see if anyone would purchase him. In all the excitement of the electric atmosphere of the auction, Mikoczy raised his hand and bought the horse for two thousand one hundred pounds, without opposition. He named him Overdose, and after training with Ribarszki for only a short period, both men realized that they had purchased an astounding racehorse.

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Hannon Creates Millionaires

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on October 1, 2008

Just outside of Dublin, Ireland, is the town of Kildare, which is home to one of the most historic racecourses in the country. Horse racing has been hosted by the Curragh Racecourse since 1741, and today the venue hosts big races such as the Irish Field St. Leger, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and the Boylesports Irish Guineas. On Sunday, 28 September 2008, more than ten thousand spectators filled the Curragh Racecourse to enjoy a sunny day of racing, where trainer Richard Hannon stole the show.

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Hereford Beer and Balti Raceday

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on October 1, 2008

The Hereford Racecourse in England has been hosting horse racing events for over two hundred years and the history of the facility is preserved by the racecourse in journals dating back to 1771. It began as a flat horse racing track, but by 1848, steeple chase racing started becoming a popular feature at the Hereford Racecourse. Thirteen racing events take place here annually of which National Hunt racing is the dominating sport, with ten events, one harness racing meeting and two flat racing events for Arab horses. The next scheduled event to take place at the Racecourse, is the Beer and Balti Raceday.

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