Monthly Archives: July 2011

Adjustments to the 2012 Irish Racing Schedule

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on July 28, 2011

Curragh Racecourse is the host of the famous Irish Derby that is currently being sponsored by Dubai Duty Free. It is a Group 1 event for three-year-old horses and is run over a distance of 2 414 meters. It was known as the O'Darby Stakes when it was first run in 1817, but discontinued in 1824. In 1848 they tried to bring the race back as the Curragh Derby, but again it failed. The race as we know it today was inaugurated in 186, by the third Earl of Charlemont, the third Earl of Howth and the third Marquess of Drogheda. This popular race is one of Ireland's most prestigious events, and rescheduling of racing for 2012 has seen to it that the race will be moved from its present fixture.

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A Little Strategy Goes a Long Way When Betting On Horses

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on July 26, 2011

Visiting a racetrack and doing a little gambling on thoroughbred horses is one of the single best ways to spend an afternoon or evening. Typically, thousands of people fill the grandstands to watch dozens of horses circle the track, many of whom like to wager on the outcome. While betting on horses is a thrilling experience that often releases adrenalin and endorphins within the human body, a lot of money can be squandered quickly if you don't have a basic strategy or an understanding of how things work. Here are a few things you need to know about how to get the greatest return out of your dollar while at a racetrack.

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Nathaniel Heading to the Arc

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on July 25, 2011

Inaugurated in 1951, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a prestigious Grade 1 event that is hosted at Ascot Racecourse. It is a one mile and four furlong racing event, or 2 414 meters. Winners of this event traditionally move on to compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. This year the event was marred with tragedy, even though the victory secured for the very talented Nathaniel was a wonderful achievement for the horse and his connections. Many would describe this year's event of the most unsuccessful they have witnessed in years.

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2011 Celebrity Ladies Race

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on July 21, 2011

The Glorious Goodwood Festival will kick off on 26 July 2011 and run through to 30 July 2011, drawing some of the best horses in the industry to its starting gates. There is, however, one race that stands out amongst the rest and that is the 2011 Celebrity Ladies Race. This event will take place on Thursday, 28 July 2011. Audi has kindly sponsored the race, which will generate funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. It has been a huge effort from both the celebrities participating, as well as trainers, jockeys and behind-the-scenes staff to ensure that the race goes off smoothly.

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Pronto Pronto Takes the Kingfisher

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on July 18, 2011

The Kingfisher Derby is one of the richest Thoroughbred flat horse racing events in India. With a purse of Rs 23 680 000, it means that the winner of this event walks away with Rs 14 208 000. It was hosted at the Bangalore Turf Club on Sunday 17 July 2011. With Speed Six, the favorite for the race, fracturing his right shin bone and being scratched from the race, the field was wide open and fully taken advantage of by Pronto Pronto, walking away victorious at this prestigious event.

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Bid to Save Canterbury Park

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on July 14, 2011

Many of the workers at Canterbury Park have been working at the track for most of their lives and horse owners have been supporting the track faithfully for many years. As with most horse racing facilities, Canterbury Park had to pay for the costs to regulate the track, which it did; but even in spite of this a court ruling was handed down forcing the state agency, the Minnesota Racing Commission, to shut down both Canterbury Park and Running Aces. Thousands now sit without jobs, but they are fighting back with all they have.

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Super Star in the Making

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on July 11, 2011

The Arlington Park Mid America Triple consists of three racing events, namely the Arlington Classic, the American Derby and the Secretariat Stakes. Not many horses have been able to obtain this title. The last horse to win all three events was Honor Glide, which won the races in 1997, and before him it was Buckpasser in the year 1966. This year, however, there is a horse that stands a very good chance of securing all three races, namely Willcox Inn.

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Concern over Hendra Outbreak

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on July 7, 2011

As the July Grafton racing carnival kicks off, officials are doing all they can to reassure the public and the horse racing community that there is no need for concern in regard to the recent confirmation that a horse had to be put down due to having the Hendra Virus. Panic that an outbreak might occur began to stir, thus officials, as well as veterinarians have cautioned horse owners to be aware and alert, but there is no reason for immediate alarm. No areas have been quarantined, only the stables where individual horses are held.

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2011 Durban July Results

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on July 4, 2011

As the sun rose over Greyville Racecourse on Saturday, 2 July 2011, the track was already bustling with activity, with trainers and grooms getting horses ready for one of the biggest events on the South African horse racing calendar, while racecourse staff began preparing for the arrival of thousands of horse racing fans and celebrities. The 2011 Durban July was attended by approximately fifty thousand spectators. While the ladies showed off their magnificent designer outfits and tried to ignore the pain of strutting around in stiletto heels, there was another lady getting ready to be in the spotlight, namely Igugu.

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