Monthly Archives: September 2009

A day to Remember for Sumacha’hot

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on September 28, 2009

The atmosphere was electric at Laurel Park Racecourse on Saturday, 26 September 2009, and spectators were scrambling to get their bets in and seats secured. The main race of the day was the Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic, and almost twenty thousand members of the public waited patiently to see their favorite horses in live horse racing action. Speculations and predictions were given on what most believed would be the out come of the race, but one horse had other ideas, and shocked racing fans with a magnificent victory, namely Sumacha’hot.

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Summer Squall Remembered

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on September 24, 2009

There are many people who mourn the loss of the great stallion, Summer Squall. He did not only make a great impact on horse racing, but touched the lives of so many. He was not the biggest horse on the track, but the athlete with the most courage. Summer Squall took each loss in his stride and saw it as an opportunity to learn and perform better in his next event, which led to the great horse being retired from racing with thirteen victories off twenty starts and career earnings of over $1.8 million.

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Ventura makes History at Woodbine

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on September 21, 2009

Each year, the Woodbine Mile is held at the Woodbine Racecourse in Canada, and is one of the prestigious Grade 1 horse racing events of the year. It is for horses that are three years old and older and has a purse amount of $1 million. This year, the Woodbine Mile was held on Sunday, 20 September 2009. To everyone’s surprise, the race that has always been dominated by the male contenders, took an unexpected turn as the filly, Ventura, crossed the finish line in first position and made Woodbine Mile history.

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Unveiling of Prix l’Arc de Triomphe Trophy

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on September 16, 2009

On the third and forth of October 2009, the entire horse racing community will have their attention turned to the prestigious Qatar Prix l’Arc de Triomphe weekend, where sixteen thoroughbred horse races will the held. Longchamp Racecourse in Paris will once again stage a horse racing extravaganza that will lure the best equine athletes from across the globe and with millions of euros in purse money, it is one of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar. And to celebrate its eighty eight year of racing, a new trophy has been revealed that has been designed specifically for this years’ event.

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Prairie Meadows victory for Stonehouse

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on September 14, 2009

The Prairie Meadows Handicap was held on Saturday, 12 September 2009, at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Iowa. It is a horse racing event that has a purse of $75 000 and is for thoroughbred horses. Incepted in 1989, this event has always attracted a large number spectators and a wonderful field of competitors. The Prairie Meadows Racetrack is also a casino that offers patrons the opportunity to make use of the slot machines, and features thoroughbred horse racing, harness racing and quarter horse racing. On Saturday, the racetrack was filled with spectators, and the Prairie Meadows Handicap delivered a few unexpected surprises.

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Richard’s Kid wins Pacific Classic

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on September 10, 2009

The Pacific Classic Stakes is a Grade 1 event that is hosted by the Del Mar Racecourse every year, and is for three year old horses and older. With a purse of $1 million, the Pacific Classic Stakes attract a number of great racehorses and their owners, and this year was no different. Even though there was a tough group of contenders in the starting gates on Sunday 6 September 2009, it was the long shot, Richard’s Kid, which took everyone by surprise and won the 2009 Pacific Classic Stakes.

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Rachel Alexandra rules the Woodward

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on September 7, 2009

Rachel Alexandra became a racing sensation on 16 May 2009, when she swept past her male counterparts at the prestigious Preakness Stakes and became the first filly since 1926, to win this leg of the Triple Crown. It was a momentous occasion not only for Rachel Alexandra and her connections, but for horse racing. A filly had arrived on the horse racing circuit that was taking the industry by storm. And on Saturday, 5 September 2009, the tension at the Woodward Stakes mounted, as everyone waited eagerly to see if Rachel Alexandra could again, be victorious against her male competitors.

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Tribute paid to Ismael Valenzuela

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on September 3, 2009

While the horse racing community mourns the loss of one of their most beloved jockeys, it also gives everyone the opportunity to reflect on a spectacular racing career, the determination to succeed and the love of a father to create a world far greater than his own, for his children. The life of Ismael “Milo” Valenzuela, tell a tale of a man who grew up in poverty, overcame the obstacles of being uneducated and rose to be a Hall of Fame jockey, riding some of the most famous horses and showing a true natural talent for the art of horse racing. Ismael “Milo” Valenzuela became a legend.

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