Monthly Archives: August 2011

Acclamation Reigns Supreme

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on August 29, 2011

The Del Mar Racecourse in California is the host of the annual running of the Pacific Classic Stakes, which is an event for horses that are three years old, or older. It was inaugurated in 1991, and has a purse amount of $1 million. This is one of the most anticipated races of the year, and before this year's event, which was held on Saturday, 27 August 2011, all involved in the career of Acclamation were confident that he was ready to make an impact on the Pacific Classic Stakes. The race is especially important as it forms part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge, which means that the winner of the race is automatically entered into the Breeders' Cup Classic, an event that is hosted at Oak Tree Racecourse.

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George Bakers Victorious

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on August 25, 2011

The fact that a horse named George Baker eventually developed into a winning horse and recently took the John Smith's Handicap, which was hosted at the Leicester Racecourse, is not such an unusual story, as many horses have developed into winners. It is the fact that all involved in the story of this horse are named George Baker that makes it such a remarkable story. And it was the first time that all four George Bakers shared the same victory. George Baker, the horse, is beginning to show that he is indeed a force to be reckoned with.

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International Museum of the Horse

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on August 22, 2011

The International Museum of the Horse has been in existence since 1978 and is dedicated to educating the public on the vital role these graceful animals have played in the lives of humans over the centuries. Preserving the history of horses and the relationship between horses and humans is the mission of the International Museum of the Horse, which is located in Kentucky. The museum covers an area of more than thirty-eight thousand square feet and offers permanent and temporary exhibitions, ensuring that the museum remains fascinating no matter how many times it is visited.

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Course Changes for Grand National

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on August 18, 2011

Aintree Racecourse has taken a serious look at their course for the Grand National and has made changes to increase the safety to both the equine competitors, as well as their jockeys. The race will still be tough and fair. Due to the negative publicity that the race received when two horses had to be euthanized at their last meeting, bringing the total of horses that lost their lives during the race in the last ten years to six, officials have now made four changes to the course in the hope of preventing any further loss of lives.

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Goldikova Wants Marois Victory

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on August 15, 2011

The Deuville Racecourse is the host of the annual Prix Jacques Le Marois race for thoroughbred horses that are three years of age, or older. It is open to both fillies and colts, and is a Group 1 event that was established in 1921, run over a 1 600 meter distance. The race was named in honor of the former Societe des Courses de Deauville president, Jacques Le Marois. The race is a popular event for owners and trainers from all over the world, and Goldikova has her sights set on this event, to find her second victory here, which eluded her last year.

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Hall of Fame for Sky Beauty

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on August 11, 2011

Sky Beauty has been nominated for induction into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame numerous times and has finally made it to be inducted. During the 1990s, Sky Beauty made a name for herself in the horse racing industry. After years of waiting, she will finally have her named carved into the history books of racing, along with numerous others before her. She is definitely most deserving of this honor, and trainer Allen Jerkens, who has been campaigning endlessly to see her inducted, said that he knew her day would eventually come.

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Canadian Triple Crown Hero

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on August 8, 2011

The Canadian Triple Crown was only officially being recognized in 1959, thus a horse named Queensway that captured all three races in 1932 did not have her name added to the list of Canadian Triple Crown winners. Since 1959, only seven horses have won the Canadian Triple Crown, which is made up of the Queen's Plate, The Prince of Wales Stakes and the Breeder's stakes. On Sunday, 7 August 2011, another name missed the list of winners by one race, namely Pender Harbour. His jockey, however, will join the others in the history books of the Canadian Triple Crown.

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Frankel Heads for Greatness

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on August 4, 2011

In 1991 the Cartier Racing Awards were created by Cartier jewelers, and is an awards ceremony for the European horse racing community. Winners of these awards are chosen through a points system, which horses earn through their performance, combined with votes cast by journalists and readers, and recognition is awarded, with the most prestigious award being the Horse of the Year Award. At present a horse by the name of Frankel is leading in the points division in no less than two Cartier Awards categories.

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Haskell Invitational Results

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on August 1, 2011

The Haskell Invitational Handicap, or Resorts & Hotel Haskell Invitational, was inaugurated in 1968 in honor of Amory Haskell, the former director of Monmouth Park Racecourse. It became a race by invitation only in 1981, and is an event for three-year-old horses. With a purse of $1 million it is a popular race, and most winners of the Haskell have received the Eclipse Award for Three Year Old horses, including Big Brown and Rachel Alexandra. In 2001 Bob Baffert entered a horse by the name of Point Given into this Grade 1 race, which he won convincingly. Little did they know that ten years later, Point Given's son, Coil, would follow in his father's footsteps.

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