Betting

Breeders’ Cup Update

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on October 9, 2008

With the Breeders’ Cup being only two weeks away, the excitement of this magnificent horse racing event is beginning to gain momentum. It will be hosted at the Santa Anita Park Racecourse on the 24th and 25th of October 2008 and many horses have qualified for the individual racing events. There will be a total of fourteen races run over the two day period, and already, as the confirmations of competitors come rolling in, punters are watching the betting establishments very closely.

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Spring Carnival at Flemington

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on October 2, 2008

The Spring Carnival of Melbourne, Australia, has just been launched and the first racing event for the carnival kicks off on Saturday, 4 October 2008, at the Flemington Racecourse. The Flemington Racecourse was opened in 1840 and it is fitting that the Spring Carnival, which is the biggest event in Australian horse racing, begins at this historic racetrack. Not even the influenza outbreak of last year could dampen the spirits of the Spring Carnival, and this year it is gearing up to be a fifty day racing carnival to remember.

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Hereford Beer and Balti Raceday

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on October 1, 2008

The Hereford Racecourse in England has been hosting horse racing events for over two hundred years and the history of the facility is preserved by the racecourse in journals dating back to 1771. It began as a flat horse racing track, but by 1848, steeple chase racing started becoming a popular feature at the Hereford Racecourse. Thirteen racing events take place here annually of which National Hunt racing is the dominating sport, with ten events, one harness racing meeting and two flat racing events for Arab horses. The next scheduled event to take place at the Racecourse, is the Beer and Balti Raceday.

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Curlin Could Make History this Weekend

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on September 26, 2008

This weekend is gearing up to be a massive weekend for horse racing, as Santa Anita opens its doors to racing on its new surface and Belmont Park readies itself for the 2007 Horse of the Year, Curlin. On Wednesday, 24 September 2008, Santa Anita Park confirmed their upcoming racing extravaganza, which they hope, if all the racing goes well over the weekend and rave reviews are given in regard to the surface, could lure the mighty Curlin to compete in the upcoming Breeder’s Cup Classic. But for now Curlin has his sights set on the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup.

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Commentator Going After the Massachusetts Handicap

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on September 19, 2008

Commentator has had an amazing horse racing career. At a time when most racehorses have either already retired or are heading that way, Commentator is still delivering magnificent performances and out smarting, out classing and out running many of his younger counterparts. As a horse racing athlete, Commentator has achieved more than most, and is now setting his sights on the Massachusetts Handicap that is taking place of 20 September 2008. With a field of six contenders to challenge his superiority, Commentator is the race favorite for the event.

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Brilliant Post Draw for Lonestar Legend

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on September 17, 2008

The Little Brown Jug is an annual harness racing event that takes place in Ohio and has been a part of the racing schedule since 1937. This year, the Little Brown Jug is taking place between the 14th and 18th of September 2008. Amongst the hundred and forty-four horses that were eligible to participate, names such as Somebeachsomewhere, Shadow Play, Badlands Nitro, Share the Delight, Mystery Chase, Major General, Dali, Tiz a Masterpiece and Lonestar Legend made the grade. While experience and ability gets horses through their racing events, post position draws play a major role in strategy. It is therefore no surprise that post position one was seen as a stroke of luck for Lonestar Legend.

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Zarkava – The Magnificent Filly

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on September 16, 2008

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in 1920. Longchamp Racecourse, located in Paris, has been hosting horse racing events since 1857 and is therefore the fitting venue for such a historical and prestigious race. It is one of the most celebrated international racing events and is run over a distance of 2 400 meters. Here, the best three year old colts and fillies battle for supremacy and victory. On Sunday, 14 September 2008, a filly claimed victory in the Qatar Prix Vermeille, catapulting her to race favorite for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

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Tom Cango in Racing Limelight

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on September 12, 2008

Tom Cango, half brother to the undefeated 2002 two-year-old colt trotter of the year Broadway Hall, is fast making a name for himself in his own right. So far Tom Cango is unbeaten in four lifetime starts and he looks set to enjoy a brilliant career.

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Saratoga Looks Forward to Curlin

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on August 28, 2008

Saratoga Springs is looking forward to hosting the best horse racing event this coming weekend as they get ready to close off their 2008 racing season. It has been a disappointing season for the Saratoga Racecourse, as bad weather has plagued them continuously, and they hope the weather will hold as Horse of the Year, Curlin, will take part in his first horse racing event at the Saratoga Springs Racecourse. The excitement can be felt in the air, as Saratoga Racecourse is nicknamed the “graveyard of champions”, with many great horses, such as Secretariat and Man O’War, tasting defeat at the racecourse.

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Big Brown Heading for Monmouth

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on August 25, 2008

On the 3rd of August 2008, Big Brown made his return to horse racing at the $1 million Haskell Invitational, after finishing in last position at the Belmont Stakes. He won the Haskell in a nail-biting fight for victory. Knowing that Michael Iavarone, one of Big Brown’s connections, would be looking for the right turf race to run him in before the Breeders’ Cup, racecourses have been making offers and raising purses to lure Big Brown to their tracks. But Monmouth Park came up victorious as Big Brown’s presence in the Monmouth Stakes has been confirmed.

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