Monthly Archives: September 2010

Double Loss for Racing Industry

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on September 30, 2010

The 28th of September 2010 will remain a date few members of the horse racing industry will ever forget. Two breathtaking careers came to a sudden end, and while one legend will continue to live out her life as a brood mare, the other will be lost to the racing world forever. With such magnificent racing careers to look back on, it was announced with great sadness that Rachel Alexandra had retired from horse racing, and that Real Quiet passed away on 27 September 2010. Their contributions to horse racing will always be remembered.

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Secretariat – The Movie

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on September 27, 2010

Secretariat, sired by Bold Ruler out of the dam Somethingroyal, was foaled in the year 1970 and became one of the most legendary horses in the history of horse racing. His is the story of love, dedication, sacrifice and triumph, and still warms the hearts of everyone who learns about the life of this amazing horse. But together with the races he won and the name he made, comes a tale of passion and belief from his owner Penny Chenery of Meadow Stables. On 8 October 2010, the movie Secretariat will be released to the public, capturing the essence and emotion of this magnificent true life story.

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Rest for Afleet Express

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on September 23, 2010

The Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational is to take place next Saturday, 2 October 2010. This prestigious $750 000 event will, however, be kicking off without one very talented competitor, namely Afleet Express. Due to an injury being detected and diagnosed, Afleet Express will be resting quietly for the following ninety days and resume training in January. Even though the injury has been a setback for everyone involved in Afleet Express’ career, everyone has agreed that he is too valuable to take risks with and are happy to wait for the next racing season.

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Tribute to Noble Threewit

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on September 21, 2010

Santa Anita Park has been missing the presence of a beloved figure in their barns since 2007, and is now mourning the loss of a dear friend, loyal supporter and successful trainer. Noble Threewit passed away on Friday, 17 September 2010, leaving behind a legacy that he can be proud of. He will remain a part of the history of the racecourse for many years to come. Threewit owned a number of horses during his years in the racing industry and has been a part of the Santa Anita Park community since their doors first opened.

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150 Years for CRJC

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on September 16, 2010

Grafton is known throughout Australia as one of the most breathtaking cities. Lined with Jacaranda trees and blanketed in purple flowers, the city is as inspiring as it is interesting. Picturesque waterways dominate the landscape of Grafton, and it is famous for its Bridge Ski Race and events such as the annual July Racing Carnival. This year the city will be overrun with additional visitors as the Clarence River Jockey Club celebrates its 150th anniversary with fun, activities and live horse racing action.

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A Day of Triumph and Tribute

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on September 13, 2010

The eighth race on Saturday, 11 September 2010, which was hosted at Belmont Park Race Course was a race that will be long remembered for the connections of Aces Mark. The fact he placed second did not disappoint them at all, because it was the fact the Aces Mark was actually racing and what he represented that mean the most. Remembering a day of heroes and lost friends, and seeing a horse that everyone thought would not return to the track again was an inspiring and unforgettable moment in time.

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September: The Month of UK Racing

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on September 8, 2010

Horse racing enthusiasts in the United Kingdom look forward to the month of September as it is a month filled with horse racing action and stylish events to attend. Throughout September a number of racing festivals are hosted at various horse racing establishments around the country, luring thousands of spectators each year. With festivals such as the St Leger Festival, the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, the Betfred Sprint Cup Day, and many more on the calendar in this month, racing fans are spoiled for choice.

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2010 St Leger Festival

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on September 7, 2010

The Ladbrokes St Leger Festival is an event that horse racing enthusiasts in Britain look forward to the most, as it is filled with festivity, fashion and unbeatable live horse racing action. With Doncaster Racecourse as the host of the four day festival, visitors are guaranteed to experience only the best in hospitality, facilities and activities. This year the St Leger Festival will be held from the 8th of September 2010 to the 11th of September 2010. For first times visitors, there are a host of racing events to make a note of.

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"Secretariat" – Portrayal of a Champion

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on September 2, 2010

Born on March 30, 1970, and going on to reach legendary status with his 31-length lead at the 1973 Belmont Stakes, resulting in a U.S. Triple Crown win, Secretariat was a horse that will long be remembered in horse racing circles. But although Secretariat's incredible form on the track was admired by all who saw him, the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of his life was not common knowledge. All that is about to change with the release of the new Walt Disney movie "Secretariat" on October 8, as the inspiring and heart-warming story of a champion in the making takes to the big screen.

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