Monthly Archives: May 2011

2011 Heritage Place Futurity Results

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on May 30, 2011

Dr Charles Graham, the Robert W. Moore Family, Robert Gentry and the Bruce Gentry Family are the co-owners of Heritage Place. It was established by these horsemen in 1978 and is today a leading horse sales facility, built on forty acres of land. It boasts an indoor auditorium that is air-conditioned, a restaurant, a stunning arena and a staggering six hundred and forty stalls. It is also in close proximity of the Remington Park Racetrack, where the 2011 Heritage Place Futurity took place on Saturday night, 28 May 2011. It is a $1 million, Grade 1 event for quarter horses, and High Rate of Return showed off his extraordinary skill during the race.

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EHV-1 Scare at San Miguel County Fairgrounds

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on May 26, 2011

It is the second time that San Miguel County Fairgrounds has closed its doors and cancelled all racing and equine related events in a quarter century. The San Miguel Racing Association Spring Race Meet was immediately cancelled after news broke the EHV-1, equine herpesvirus, was found in the West. As a precautionary measure, the majority of events have been called off and horse owners have put their horses under quarantine, not wanting to risk infection. Manager of the San Miguel County Fairgrounds, DeeAnna Burbrigde, commented that the grounds would be closed until further notice.

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Shackleford Wins The Preakness

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on May 23, 2011

The Preakness Stakes is the second leg to the Triple Crown, of which the Kentucky Derby was captured by Animal Kingdom this year. There were high hopes for Animal Kingdom, as each year the Triple Crown seems to elude the horses. And this year was no different. Even though Animal Kingdom put up a determined and courageous fight, Shackleford was able to hold on and ward off Animal Kingdom just long enough to win the 2011 Preakness Stakes, putting the Triple Crown Championship on the shelf until next year.

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Preparing for the Budapest Bullet

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on May 19, 2011

Horses from all over, that are three-years-old or older, will be descending on Haydock Park on Saturday 21 May 2011 for the running of the Temple Stakes. It is a Group 2 event for thoroughbreds run in Great Britain, and covers a distance of 1 006 meters. It was inaugurated in 1965. This year there is a special horse competing, a horse that has been nicknamed the "Budapest Bullet", and is the pride and joy of Hungary. His name is actually Overdose. With his performance record it is hoped that his British debut will be one of victory.

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Hall of Fame for Hollendorfer

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on May 16, 2011

There was great excitement when the shortlist of finalists for the 2011 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony were released. Now the inductees are slowly being chosen, and one of the first names to come out was that of Jerry Hollendorfer. He is known in the horse racing industry as one of the top thoroughbred trainers. His career as a trainer began in 1979 and Hollendorfer is now steadily on his way to gather six thousand victories in his career. Together with Hollendorfer, it was confirmed that the fillies Safely Kept, Sky Beauty and Open Mind will also be inducted this year.

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Tatterstall Musidora Stakes Victory for Joviality

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on May 12, 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, was the running of the Tatterstall Musidora Stakes. It was hosted by the York Racecourse, and is a race for fillies that are three years of age. Run over a distance of 2 092 meters, the Musidora Stakes is a Grade 3 event that is generally used as a preparation race for the Epsom Stakes. Musidora was a thoroughbred that was trained in York, winning the Epsom Oaks in the year 1949 and being victorious in the 1 000 Guineas. The race was named in honor of this amazing racehorse and inaugurated in 1961.

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Protecting Your Investment

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on May 10, 2011

Whether you are buying additional breeding stock, a prized racing horse or just a barrel racing horse for your children, this will be an investment. Horses can be a large investment of time and money for anyone. This is not to mention the emotional value that some horse owners place on their animals. When you purchase a car or home you place insurance on these items. When you are buying a race horse you are not required to place insurance coverage on the animal. Many owners are unaware of the option of obtaining coverage. When you are spending $20,000 to $50,000 on your investment, why not consider protecting your asset with horse mortality or horse health insurance.

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Animal Kingdom Takes Kentucky Derby

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on May 9, 2011

The Kentucky Derby is known to be one of the most prestigious horse racing events on the racing calendar, as it forms part of the Triple Crown. The 137th hosting of this magnificent event took place on Saturday, 7 May 2011, at Churchill Downs racecourse. No-one could have guessed that a long shot would enter the event and take the victory, but it seems that everything fell into place for both Animal Kingdom and his legendary jockey of the day. It was a day few will ever forget and as the Preakness Stakes looms, all fans can do is wait to see what unfolds.

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Devil May Care Loses Her Battle

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on May 5, 2011

Foaled in 2007, Devil May Care seemed primed for racing, with her sire being Malibu Moon, and out of Kelli’s Ransom. Her Grandsire, A.P. Indy also made her a desirable thoroughbred. She was trained by the legendary Todd Pletcher. Her debut into the horse racing industry was astonishing, and all believed that the future for Devil May Care looked bright and would lead to her becoming one of the iconic fillies of the racecourse, as she most certainly had inherited the feisty and determined spirit of her sire.

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Wilshire Handicap Win for Dubawi Heights

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on May 2, 2011

The Hollywood Park Racetrack in California has been the home of the Wilshire Handicap since 1953. It is a Grade III flat horse racing event that is held for three-year-old fillies and older, and is run over a distance of one mile on a turf track. The purse amount for the race is $100 000. This year the race was hosted on Saturday, 30 April 2011, with the event being dominated by a British horse by the name of Dubawi Heights.

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