Monthly Archives: April 2011

Horse Racing Project with China

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on April 28, 2011

It seems that United States horse racing and the horse industry is moving its boundaries, with twenty-nine horses being shipped out to China recently. Though horse racing is illegal in China, many are trying to get this sport established. Two of the horses that were shipped out were not thoroughbreds, but American Paint Horses. This has opened a new market for Maryland horse breeders, and it is hoped that it will be the boost the industry has been waiting for.

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Poker De Sivola Surprise

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on April 26, 2011

The Gold Cup Chase, now known as the Bet 365 Gold Cup, was inaugurated at Sandown Park in 1957, and is a National Hunt Chase that is open to horses that are five-years-old and older. It has twenty-four fences, and the Grade 3 event is run over a distance of 5 934 meters. Coming off a win at the Scottish Grand National, it seemed that Poker De Sivola had a good chance in this race, but as the race continued fans were wondering if this wonderful horse actually stood a chance at winning.

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Gearing Up for Guineas Festival

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on April 21, 2011

The horse racing industry is busy gearing up for the QUIPCO Guineas Festival, which is to be hosted at the Newmarket Racecourse on 30 April and 1 May 2011. It is the two Guineas races that will be drawing the fans, namely the 1000 Guineas and the 2000 Guineas. The 1000 Guineas is run for fillies over a distance of a mile, and while the 2000 Guineas is open to fillies, it is usually run by colts only. There are a few horses that have already been named as favorites for the race and punters are excited to see how horses such as Frankel will perform.

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Frankel Makes His 2011 Debut

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on April 18, 2011

The Group 3 Greenham Stakes took place at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, 16 April 2011, and had a contender field of six talented horses. One the contenders, Frankel, was making his 2011 debut. The difference between his looks and performance from last year as a two-year-old and this weekend was truly remarkable. Ending his season last year as a top ranked two-year-old was a great achievement, and it seems that Frankel is well on his way to leaving his mark on the 2011 season as well.

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Harness Racing Community Mourns

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on April 14, 2011

It had started as a fun evening at the races followed by festivities, but the joy and excitement turned into tragedy in the early hours of Monday morning, 11 April 2011, when an accident took place on the backstretch of Balmoral Park, located outside of Crete. Michelle Eustis and a friend had decided to go bareback riding, and when her fiancé began to worry, he decided to go find then. Tragically, he did not see the horse and the women until it was too late, and he sideswiped the horse with his truck.

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Black Caviar Delivers at Randwick

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on April 11, 2011

Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia, was the host of the 2011 TJ Smith Stakes on Saturday, 9 April 2011 – a racing spectacular that had all spectators spellbound. It is a Grade 1 event that is run over a distance of 1 200 meters. A talented filly, named Black Caviar, managed to outrun and outlast a field of worthy contenders to walk away victorious from Randwick Racecourse. The way Black Caviar is performing has caused a stir in the racing community, and she is being compared to previous racing greats such as Phar Lap.

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Christie’s to Auction Famous Painting

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on April 7, 2011

Sometimes the magnificence of horse racing is seen beyond the race track. There are times when the magic and wonder of horse racing comes alive through in art. An art work that is not only considered to be the best work of the artist but of horse racing as well, will be coming up for auction at Christie's, and has a pre-sale price estimate of £20m attached to it. It is a moment to reflect on the talent of George Stubbs, as well as on the history and significance of horse racing and the role it has played in the lives of millions for centuries.

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Derby Success for Dialled In

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on April 4, 2011

Gulfstream Park in Florida is home to the Florida Derby that was inaugurated in 1952. This annual Grade 1 event is hosted for three-year-old horses and has a purse amount of $1 million. The winners of the Florida Derby almost always move on to the Kentucky Derby. On Sunday, 3 April 2011, the 60th Florida Derby was dominated by a magnificent horse named Dialled In, trained by Nick Zito and ridden by Julian Leparoux. It was a day to remember for all at Gulfstream Park.

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