Monthly Archives: November 2010

Giant Oaks Gains a Victory

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on November 29, 2010

Not only is the Clark Handicap a notable Grade II thoroughbred racing event on the racing calendar but it is also a part of the history of the Churchill Downs Racecourse, as it was first run in 1875. This makes it one of the oldest horse racing events in the country. On Friday, 26 November 2010, the Louisville racecourse was once again well supported by loyal racing fans who came to watch the 2010 edition of the Clark Handicap unfold at Churchill Downs. And for trainer Chris Block, it was a moment that has been a year in the making.

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2010 Hennessy Gold Cup

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on November 25, 2010

Newbury Racecourse in Great Britain will be the scene of thrill and excitement as the 2010 Hennessy Gold Cup gets under way on Saturday, 27 November 2010. This prestigious Grade 3 national hunt chase event is run over a distance of 5 331 meters and contenders are required to clear twenty one fences during the race. Inaugurated in 1957, the first winner was Mandarin, owned by Peggy Hennessy. Her family has established the company and sponsored the race, and Mandarin would go on to win the race again in 1961. Amongst the worthy contenders of this years’ race, will be Denman, seeking a third victory in this popular British event.

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Prevue Stakes 2010 Results

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on November 22, 2010

Hollywood Park Racecourse has been the home of the Prevue Stakes, or Hollywood Prevue Stakes, since its inauguration in 1981. It is a Grade III horse racing event for two-year-old horses and carries a purse of $100 000. The Prevue Stakes is run over seven furlongs and Hollywood Park Racecourse has a cushion track. On Saturday, 20 November 2010, the Prevue Stakes was hosted in front of an enthusiastic crowd of spectators. The horse that stole the show and the Prevue Stakes title was Premier Pegasus.

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Goldikova Takes Cartier Award

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on November 18, 2010

Cartier Jewelers established the Cartier Racing Awards in 1991, and it has become one of the most prestigious award events in Britain. They are awarded to horses in the European horse racing industry and winners of the eight awards are chosen through a voting process. Loyal readers of the newspapers Daily Telegraph and the Racing Post are able to cast votes, as well as journalists who cover horse racing. Together the votes are counted to select the winners. On Tuesday evening, 16 November 2010, three hundred and fifty guests arrived for the awards, among them were celebrity race horse owners such as Lord Lloyd Webber and Liz Hurley.

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Twenty-Towinit: Remembering a Racing Great

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on November 15, 2010

Looking back over the years of horse racing, there are so many horses that have made a great impact on the horse racing industry that come to mind. They are remembered for winning countless races, being great ambassadors for the sport and some move on to be top breeding mares and sires. But then there are horses such as Twenty-Twoinit, which few horse racing enthusiasts of today know about, but loyal supporters who were around Evangeline Downs in the 1960s and the 1970s will tell you that this horse is remembered for his heart, determination and enthusiasm.

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2010 Horseman of the Year

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on November 11, 2010

Each year jockeys hope that their performances and racing careers will be enough for them to receive the prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award, an award that is presented by Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners Incorporated. It was recently announced that the 2010 Horseman of the Year award will be handed to Calvin Borel. Borel is no stranger when it comes to receiving awards for his outstanding performances on the racecourse, but to be awarded the Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award is a great honor.

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Who is The Most Stylish Flat Race Jockey in Britain?

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on November 9, 2010

Now that the question of who will be champion flat jockey has been resolved, it seems a good time to ask two different questions about jockeys. Firstly, what makes a good jockey and, secondly, why are some deemed by commentators and the racing public alike, to be stylish? These are rather more difficult questions to answer than who will be champion, which is based on the very simple statistic of who rides the most winners in a season.

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Zenyatta Still the People’s Champion

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on November 8, 2010

The Breeders' Cup Classic was the race of the day on Saturday, 13 November 2010, and thousands of fans made their way into the Churchill Downs grounds to watch the unbeaten Zenyatta take on her male counterparts. Unfortunately, the race did not go as expected and Zenyatta’s nineteen consecutive winning streak came to an end. The loss has most certainly not discouraged her fans and even critics, who praised her for almost achieving the unimaginable and fighting back until the last stride, only to take second place by a few inches.

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Looking at Repole

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on November 4, 2010

Many people in the horse racing industry are involved in the Sport of Kings due to either years of exposure as children that was carried through to adulthood, or because of a lifelong passion that drives them to continue no matter what. But no matter how any of them became a part of the community, they all have one thing in common: the love of horses and the enjoyment of the thrill of horse racing. For Mike Repole, it was a childhood dream which he made reality through hard work, extraordinary marketing skills and his unmatched passion for everything he becomes involved in.

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Melbourne Cup 2010

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on November 2, 2010

On 2 November 2010 the city of Melbourne grinds to a halt. It is a public holiday and more importantly, it is the running of the 2010 Melbourne Cup. Last year, more than a hundred thousand spectators attended this prestigious horse racing event, and it is expected that this year’s attendance levels will be even higher. And not only will some of the best horses in the international horse racing industry be attending the Melbourne Cup, but a very special local horse named So You Think will also be in the starting gates, making the 2010 Melbourne Cup the event of the year.

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