Monthly Archives: November 2009

Heat Exhaustion in Horses

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on November 23, 2009

Summer months can be harsh due to high temperatures, and this can be just as dangerous to horses as it can to humans. Competitive horses are at greater risk, as they are expected to perform at their peak no matter what the weather conditions, and in the jumps racing industry heat exhaustion is the greatest enemy. There is, however, signs to look out for in regard to heat exhaustion, preventative measures and treatments, as if this condition is left untreated it can be fatal.

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Cartier Racing Award Celebrations

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on November 19, 2009

On 17 November 2009, the nineteenth Cartier Racing Awards ceremony took place at the Claridge Hotel, Mayfair. This prestigious event awards those in the horse racing industry for outstanding performances, and for contributions made to the sport. The awards, to recognize achievements, are allocated through a points system, where racing journalists and readers, have the opportunity to vote for the horses and community members they believe, deserve to be distinguished from the rest. It was a night of celebration and honor, as the winners of the 2009 Cartier Racing Awards were read.

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Long Striders – Champions or Duds?

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on November 17, 2009

The long striding racehorse is somewhat of a contradiction in racing circles; from this type of horse we get the two extremes of racehorses, the all-time champions and the one paced snails. Why is there such a pronounced contrast in horses that have long strides?

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Tranquil Sea Takes Paddy Power Gold Cup

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on November 16, 2009

Held in Britain, every November, the Paddy Power Gold Cup is a National Hunt Chase event, for four year old horses and older. This Grade 3 meeting is hosted by Cheltenham, the Old Course, and features fifteen fences throughout the race. It was inaugurated in 1960 and has become a popular horse racing event. This year, the Irish walked away with the title, as racing sensation Tranquil Sea crossed the finish line in first place, and surprised the entire horse racing community.

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Winter Racing at Laurel Park

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on November 12, 2009

Laurel Park Racecourse and Pimlico Racecourse have always been viewed as one entity, but with the bankruptcy proceedings underway, of Magna Entertainment Corporation, the future of these two racecourses have been hanging in the balance. Trying not to be discouraged, Laurel Park Racecourse still applied for the authorization of their scheduled winter racing season, and finally, their application has been accepted. So, amidst auctions and buyers trying to purchase the racecourses, Laurel Park Racecourse will forge ahead with an action filled horse racing schedule.

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A Perfect Run for Zenyatta

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on November 9, 2009

It was a memorable Breeder’s Cup for Santa Anita Racecourse and there was much to celebrate. Not only did every competitor return home safely, with not one injury, but Zenyatta had the opportunity to test her skills against her male counterparts, and walk away victorious. There was a lot of debate and speculation in regard to which race Zenyatta would ultimately run, but on Saturday, 7 November 2009, she stood in the starting gates of the 2009 Breeder’s Cup Classic, ready to run the last race of her flawless career, and do so in style.

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Melbourne Cup Surprise

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on November 5, 2009

Inaugurated in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is a prestigious horse racing meeting that has become the major event in Australia’s racing calendar. Run over a distance of 3 200 meters, the Melbourne Cup is held annually at the Flemington Racecourse and is hosted by the Victory Racing Club. The best equine athletes, three years old and over, from across the country, meet in Melbourne to participate in this event. This year the Melbourne Cup was held on 3 November 2009, and the crowd was in for a surprise.

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Synthetic Surfaces Under the Microscope

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on November 2, 2009

With the Breeder’s Cup looming and the fact that Rachel Alexandra will not be attending, the talks about synthetic surfaces have begun again. It is a known fact that principle owner of Rachel Alexandra, Jess Jackson, is not a fan of synthetic surfaces, and the main reason that his champion filly will not be competing. In addition, there are new rumors circulating that many racecourses will be reverting back to dirt tracks. Scientists have put synthetic tracks under the microscope, and have revealed that they are not as safe as once thought.

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