Monthly Archives: May 2009

Filly Face-off

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on May 28, 2009

It is not every day that the horse racing community finds themselves looking at two spectacular fillies at the same time. Generally, the colts are the biggest sensations and racing enthusiasts often try to convince owners to race the biggest names in racing against each other, for a breathtaking showdown. But this time around they are asking for a filly face-off. With the spectacular performances delivered by both Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, no-one can argue that theses two fillies have brought a renewed excitement to the horse racing industry.

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Seabiscuit honored

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on May 25, 2009

The 2009 Preakness Stakes, which was hosted by the Pimlico Racecourse, did not only provide spectators with thrilling live horse racing action, but also held a ceremony on the 14th of May, to celebrate one of the greatest thoroughbred racehorses that ever lived. Together with the U.S. Postal Service, the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation paid tribute to the legendary Seabiscuit, and reminded the horse racing community, and racing enthusiasts, that faith, love and determination, can bring hope to the masses and see a horse overcome numerous obstacles, to become a champion of the racecourse and millions hearts.

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Somebeachsomewhere, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame glory

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on May 21, 2009

It has been a long time since the harness racing community had a magnificent hero such as Somebeachsomewhere. If anyone had any doubts in the sport of harness racing, it was erased by the spectacular performances of Somebeachsomewhere. Through his years on the race track, this wonderful athlete has been honored by numerous awards, but this year, he will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, to engrave his name into racing history and remind those who come after him, of his breathtaking achievements.

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Rachel Alexandra makes Preakness history

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on May 18, 2009

During the running of the Kentucky Derby, Mine That Bird had the crowd on their feet with a spectacular victory. Coming into the Preakness Stakes however, a surprise and late entry, would upset the apple cart, but set the scene for a breathtaking showdown at the Belmont Stakes. When Rachel Alexandra was entered into the 134th Preakness Stakes, which was hosted by the Pimlico Race Track on Saturday, no-one had any doubts that she was a magnificent racehorse, they just were not sure how she would perform against her male counterparts.

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Jumps Racing future hangs in the balance

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on May 14, 2009

Victoria and South Australia are the only two remaining states, in Australia, that still feature jumps racing events. Last year, jumps racing was brought to a halt pending new recommendations in regard to the number of fatalities suffered by equine athletes, but now, the entire sport for these two states is hanging in the balance and depending the outcome, it could see the end of jumps racing in Australia altogether. Emotions ran high this week as Racing Victoria sat down to discuss the future of the sport.

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Chester Cup celebration for Hill

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on May 11, 2009

One of the horse racing events in Great Britain, which is looked forward to by spectators and trainers, is the Chester Cup. On Wednesday, 6 May 2009, it was that time of the year again, and it would be a day of pride and celebration for well known trainer, Barry Hill. The seventy two year old trainer was already on a high, after winning the 1000 Guineas a few days before, with Ghanaati, and on Wednesday, Daraahem added to the joy and track record of Hill, as the Chester Cup is known to be a favorite event for him.

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Yasuda Kinen Horse Race

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on May 7, 2009

The horse racing community in Japan has swung into high gear, as one of the most prestigious racing events looms in front of them. The Yasuda Kinen Horse Race was inaugurated in the year 1951 and is run annually at the Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu, Tokyo. This year, the best of the best will be gracing the racecourse in another Yasuda Kinen Horse Race spectacular. The 7th of June 2009, the grandstand will be filled with rowdy and excited spectators, while the starting gates are lined with international field of competitors.

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Kentucky Oaks surprise

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on May 4, 2009

Being compared to a legend such as Secretariat is a huge compliment. Especially if the same features and greatness is seen in another equine athlete, that made horses like Secretariat untouchable in the world of horse racing. This weekend, a magnificent filly by the name of Rachel Alexandra, left spectators breathless, and lifelong horse racing supporters wondering if they are witnessing another legend in the making. During the running of the 135th Kentucky Oaks, at Churchill Downs, Rachel Alexandra exceeded all expectations.

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