Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Inspiring Tale of Mariah’s Storm

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on December 31, 2009

It's a time tested fact that stories of strong determination to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds holds a special appeal to the general public. Such is the dramatic tale of Mariah's Storm, the inspiration behind the 2005 film 'Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story'. Mariah's Storm was born in 1991 on Crescent Farm in Kentucky, owned by Donald T. Johnson. As the daughter of Rahy and Dreaming of Anna, Mariah's Storm had bright prospects ahead of her in the world of horseracing, but her promising racing career almost came to a premature end.

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Through the Eyes of a Horse

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on December 22, 2009

People often comment on the beauty of a horse’s eyes without even realizing how amazing they really are, how their unique vision assists them as professional athletes, or how their sight abilities can some times hinder them from completing a job. And as one explores the world through a horse’s eyes, you realize just how much trust there must be between a horse and rider in some of the various disciplines horses take part in every single day. Discovering the sight capabilities of the horse opens a doorway into understanding these wonderful animals.

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Horse Racing in South Korea

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on December 16, 2009

Horse racing is often referred to as the Sport of Kings, and is a sport that can be traced back to ancient times. Chariot races have been documented during the time of the Romans, as well as in Norse mythology, but in South Korea horse racing was first sparked in 1898. It all started with an athletics day, when organizers thought it would be fun to let donkeys run against each other. The race was merely for entertainment, but during the 1920s horse racing and a betting system began to take shape.

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The Monkey Crouch

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on December 7, 2009

A new study in regard to jockey positioning on a horse, has revealed that a change in how jockeys used to ride, to the style that is known today and which was referred to as the Monkey Crouch, has increased the speeds that horses are able to run. The study has sparked discussion and criticism, as many in the industry believe that there are many factors that can affect a horse during a race, but the study has only focused on the positioning of the jockey and how the known method of riding has improved the racing industry.

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Development of Horse Racing in Malaysia

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on December 1, 2009

Horse racing, as a sport, was brought to Malaysia by British traders who came to the country in the 1800s. Malaysia, therefore, has a very rich horse racing history and the sport has become extremely popular. Even though horse racing was introduced as a foreign sport, it is now a part of the Malaysian culture and is well supported by horse racing enthusiasts.

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