Monthly Archives: June 2009

Zenyatta in Top Form

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on June 29, 2009

Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra fans have been trying to put the disappointment of not seeing these two racing greats perform, behind them. Unfortunately, performances by both these outstanding horse racing athletes has again ignited the fire, and it seems that racing enthusiasts will not be able to let go of this dream, until Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta meet some day. On Saturday, Zenyatta showed breathtaking form, as she defeated the rest of her field in the Vanity Handicap, to increase her consecutive victories to eleven.

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No Breeders Cup for Rachel Alexandra

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on June 25, 2009

Rachel Alexandra is a very talented filly that has taken the horse racing industry by storm this year, especially with her surprising win at the prestigious Preakness Stakes. Previous victories have included the Kentucky Oaks and since being purchased by Jess Jackson, majority owner of Horse of the Year, Curlin, meticulous and careful decisions have been made in regard to her racing career. It is because of the cautious decisions made by Jackson, that horse racing enthusiasts have been disappointed a little by the confirmation that Rachel Alexandra will not be in the starting gates at the Breeders Cup in November.

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150th Queens Plate Stakes

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on June 22, 2009

On Sunday, 21 June 2009, the Canadian horse racing society come together at the Woodbine Racecourse, for one of the most prestigious events on their racing calendar, the running of the 150th Queens Plate Stakes. In Canada, the Queens Plate Stakes is a large and glamorous event that is always well supported. With a purse of $1 million, this wonderful horse racing meeting also attracts some of the best three year old horses Canada has to offer, which guarantees an exciting and action packed event.

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Enjoying the Royal Ascot

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on June 18, 2009

On the 16th of June 2009, another five days of racing excitement kicked off, that continues through to Saturday the 20th of June 2009. The Royal Ascot is one of the leading and best supported horse racing events, as it is seen as the prestigious racing meeting of the year, in the United Kingdom. The Ascot Racecourse has always been associated with the Royal Family and this years events again began with the Queen opening the proceedings in a horse drawn carriage, to the delight of the thousands of spectators.

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Stephen Foster Victory for Macho Again

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on June 15, 2009

The contender field for the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap was filled with top athletes, and even before the race, everyone was aware that it was going to be difficult and close race. Held at the Churchill Downs Racecourse on Saturday, 13 June 2009, spectators clamored for good seating to watch racing greats such as Einstein, Macho Again and Asiatic Boy in live horse racing action. But it was to be a day of celebration for trainer Dallas Steward and West Point Thoroughbreds, as jockey Robby Albarado rode Macho Again to victory.

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Pete Scarmardo, the humble Success Story

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on June 11, 2009

The world of horse racing is competitive. It can also be a cut throat business, and wealthy owners and successful trainers can often be spotted a mile away. Strutting their success at each racing event, some horse owners enjoy the notoriety and spotlight that comes with each victory and horse racing champion. But then there are others that are hardly spoken about, as they avoid the celebrity status and go about their daily business as any other member of the public would. One of these humble horse racing success stories involves a respected and admired member of the racing community, Pete Scarmardo.

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Belmont Stakes Review

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on June 9, 2009

There was a lot of excitement leading up to this weekend’s Belmont Stakes race, but few could have predicted the final outcome of the event. With jockey Calvin Borel facing the chance to become the first triple crown winner since 1978, everyone was expecting his horse Mine That Bird to cross the finish line in first place.

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Mine That Bird, Dunkirk In Spotlight For Belmont Stakes

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on June 4, 2009

With a history going back to May 1905, Belmont Park in New York provides a charming setting for the third and final leg of the Triple Crown – the Belmont Stakes. Horseracing enthusiasts are no doubt looking forward to this prestigious event which is set to take place on Saturday 6 June 2009. Horses will be competing for top honors over a distance of a mile and a half, which is the distance established in 1926 and still used today. The Belmont Stakes is also known as the "Run for the Carnations", referring to the masses of white carnations that are draped over the winner’s neck like a cloak.

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