Monthly Archives: November 2008

European Horse Of The Year Nominees

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on November 14, 2008

Since the year 1991, the European Horse of the Year award, has fallen in with the hosting of the Cartier Racing Awards, and is seen as one of the most prestigious awards to be bestowed on a horse competing in Europe. In the last ten years, the European Horse of the Year award has been given to Bream Well (1998), Daylami (1999), Giant’s Causeway (2000), Fantastic Light (2001), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Dalakhani (2003), Ouija Board (2004), Hurricane Run (2005), Ouija Board (2006) and Dylan Thomas (2007). This year, the nominations include a magnificent group of horses and have been recently released, with the awards ceremony just around the corner.

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Denman vs Kauto Star

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on November 13, 2008

Ruby Walsh is a very successful Irish jockey, who has ridden some of the most talented horses of our time. And many punters were thrilled when this racing legend walked into the Main Street bookies, to answer questions and give out some tips. With Kauto Star having had a magnificent winning performance in the JNWine.com Champion Chase, one of the questions on everyone’s minds was; will Kauto Star be able to beat Denman in the coming Cheltenham Gold Cup? According to Ruby Walsh, the chances of seeing Denman and Kauto Star battle it out in March are quite good, if Denman’s health keeps improving.

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2009 Check-Off Program

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on November 13, 2008

Not many people give much thought as to what becomes of racehorses once their horse racing careers are over. They simply see a horse racing, and after the announcement is made that a horse is retiring, people often just assume that they will be spending the rest of their lives grazing happily in green pastures. Sadly, the reality for many horses is slaughterhouses, abuse and neglect. However, organizations like the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and the Thoroughbred Charities of America, work hard to assist retired racehorses in finding loving new homes and bringing hope to horses in despair.

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Retirement Plans For Peppers Pride

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on November 12, 2008

When Peppers Pride managed to secure her sixteenth consecutive victory, she made history. She joined an elite group of horses such as Cigar, Hallowed Dreams and Citation, who also achieved this milestone. And now, with her eighteenth victory behind her, Peppers Pride is considered to be one of the finest fillies that have ever graced the horse racing industry. Though seemingly unstoppable on the track, her racing career hangs in the balance as her owners are considering retirement for this magnificent horse racing phenomenon.

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Date Set For Canadian Winter Mixed Sale

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on November 12, 2008

The Ontario Division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society act as representatives for the breeders that live in the Ontario region of Canada. They strive to promote quality breeding and reach out to the international horse racing community to recognize Canadian bred horses and those who have been foaled in Ontario. Having enjoyed much success in the past, the Canadian Winter Mixed Sale, has another magnificent catalog of weanlings, horses, broodmares and yearlings on offer and is set to be a very successful event.

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Murawih Opens Dubai Racing Club Season

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on November 11, 2008

The 2008 – 2009 UAE horse racing season kicked off on Thursday, 6 November 2008. Emirates Airline again sponsored the opening event to the delight of the Dubai Racing Club. The Winter Racing Challenge forms part of the three part horse racing season at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. The other two parts of the season are the Dubai International Racing Carnival followed by the Dubai World Cup. On Thursday, a beautiful horse by name of Murawih, took the victory in the opening race, during the running of the Emirates Hotels & Resorts Trophy.

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Horse Racing Resumes In Italy

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on November 11, 2008

It has been a month since the racecourses in Italy filled with spectators, that horsemen scurried around the stables preparing horses and racecourse officials did their last minute checks to ensure a smooth sailing day of horse racing magnificence. The horsemen strike finally came to an end and on Sunday 9 November 2008, horse racing resumed in Italy, with breathtaking action and spectacular performances by foreign horses. In Rome, at the Capannelle Racecourse, it was business as usual as the horses for the first event started getting ready and moving towards the starting gates.

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Trading A Pen For Reins

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on November 10, 2008

Many of us give up on our childhood dreams as life and its many challenges often steer us in different directions. But we may find that the memory of those dreams sometimes leads us back to our passions, and with some luck, the chance of realizing them still remains. For Dominic Prince, a forty seven year old journalist in London, the love and passion for horses and the horse racing industry has stayed with him, although the thought of becoming a jockey faded as the years passed by. But earlier this year, he decided to do what it takes to lay down his pen, take up the reins and become a part of the horse racing world he so loves.

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Sheikh Mohammed Wants A Derby Victory

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on November 10, 2008

If there is one thing that is known for certain about Sheikh Mohammed, the Ruler of Dubai, it is that he is passionate about his horses. And it is understandable that, with the magnificent horses that he has purchased lately, he wants to wake up every day, go to the stables and see them. But the Sheikh has another passion when it comes to horse racing- the Kentucky Derby. It is one of his greatest goals to be able to win a Kentucky Derby and this year he is leaving nothing to chance, by securing the best two year old horses and training them in anticipation for May 2009.

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Victory for Davis

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on November 7, 2008

Robbie Davis retired as a jockey in 2002 with more than three thousand victories to his name. Because of his twenty-one years in the horse racing industry, he knew that the job is not without injury, and not as glamorous as most people would think. Jockeys travel a lot to attend various races and it is also a lonely job, as most families are not able to attend all the races to support them. So, when Davis’s daughter, Jackie, made the announcement that she was going to follow in her fathers’ footsteps, it is not surprising that he was concerned.

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