Monthly Archives: August 2009

Australian Whip War

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on August 31, 2009

The use of whips has been a subject of concern and contention for the horse racing industry, all over the world. New whips with padding have been designed and rules have been changed to avoid cruelty towards the horses and regulate the use of whips. The Australian Racing Board have recently released a new set of rules in regard to whip usage that has created concern and anger in horse racing industry in Australia. Stewards have backed the new regulations that have been created by the Australian Racing Board while jockeys, owners and trainers fight to find clarity and demand changes.

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Oaklawn Focused On 2010

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on August 27, 2009

Oaklawn Racecourse has enjoyed a very successful racing season for 2009, and with their attention focused on the 2010 horse racing season, track authorities have looked towards a new approach for their coming season. Instead of increasing their number of races, they have decided to retain their racing schedule, but to increase the purse amounts of many of their racing events. This will no doubt make their season more attractive to horsemen, and with thirty stakes races being offered by the Oaklawn Racecourse, there will be thrilling horse racing action featured next year.

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A look at the Lake Placid Stakes

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on August 24, 2009

The Lake Placid Stakes is a Grade 2 event for three year old fillies that is held at the Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs. It has a purse of $150 000 and this year, the contender field was filled with talented and noteworthy horses. Spectators ensured that they were at the racecourse early to secure their seats and tickets, and patiently waited to the eighth race of the day, where the race favorites fell short of performing and Shared Account came out of nowhere to win the Lake Placid Stakes on a less than ideal rain soaked track surface.

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Sea The Stars growing Stronger

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on August 20, 2009

His cool and calm demeanor would make most people wonder, if Sea The Stars has any fire in him, to win big horse racing events. But he has proven that one does not need fire to be victorious, winning all six of the last career starts in his quiet and composed way. His victories are even more astounding, as four consecutive Group 1 wins has definitely caught the attention of the horse racing community and of racing enthusiasts. On Tuesday, 18 August 2009, Sea The Stars ran home in first place during the Juddmonte International, boosting his career and showcasing his phenomenal racing talent.

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Tears and Smiles at Saratoga

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on August 17, 2009

Each year there are so many worthy nominees for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, but unfortunately, not everyone can win a place in racing history. This year, five major contributors to thoroughbred horse racing were honored in a stylish ceremony in Saratoga, on Friday 14 August 2009. One of the inductees this year was Bob Baffert, and it was an extremely special moment for him and his family and friends, as he was called to the podium to accept his induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as contemporary trainer.

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Uncle T Seven delivers at Saratoga

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on August 13, 2009

The New York Stallion Stakes Series was created exclusively for horses that are New York sired and offers twelve stakes races for these horses to compete in. On Wednesday, 12 August 2009, the New York Stallion Cab Calloway Stakes was hosted by the Saratoga Racecourse, and had quite a surprise in store for spectators. Just as they thought the race was won, a horse by the name of Uncle T Seven delivered a breathtaking performance, to fight his way from last position to victory.

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Whitney victory for Bullsbay

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on August 11, 2009

The Whitney Handicap is one of the most popular horse racing events on the racing calendar, as it is not only a wonderful Grade 1 event, but winning Whitney Handicap automatically secures the victorious horse a position in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Commentator, the race favorite was aiming to become one of the few horses to win the Whitney Handicap three times, but glory was not meant to be for the courageous eight year old, as Bullsbay stormed the finish line and secured the victory.

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Arlington Million Time

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on August 6, 2009

The Arlington Million horse racing event was introduced to the racing industry, not so long ago. It has however grown and developed into one of the most prestigious racing events in Illinois. This year, the event has drawn a wonderful list of top contenders, and celebrates its twenty seventh running on 8 August 2009. The Arlington Million will be hosted by the Arlington Park Racecourse in Chicago and horse racing enthusiasts are urged to make their way to this live horse racing event, as it is going to be spectacular.

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Rachel Alexandra rocks the Haskell

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on August 3, 2009

Rachel Alexandra has once again proved to the world that she is one of the greatest fillies ever. Everyone who had witness her spectacular performance in the Preakness Stakes, were hoping that she could pull off another breathtaking victory over her male counterparts, and her fans were not disappointed. The Haskell Invitational is a Group 1 horse racing event that has a purse of $1.25 million and was hosted by the Monmouth Park Racecourse. Hundreds of horse racing enthusiasts braved the unpleasant weather to watch Rachel Alexandra in live racing action.

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