Betting

Invitations Go Out for the Haskell Invitational

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on July 21, 2008

The Haskell Invitational will be run for the forty-first time this year at Monmouth Park on the 3rd of August 2008. This year, thirty-three top horses have been invited to partake in this Grade 1 race that has a total purse of $1 million, of which more than half will go to the winner. One of the horses to have already been confirmed is Big Brown, winner of the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby. He will be up against the Todd Pletcher trained Atoned. Pletcher won the Haskell Invitational in 2006, with Bluegrass Cat and last year’s winner, Any Given Sunday.

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National Hunt Racing at Market Rasen Racecourse

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on July 18, 2008

Set in the picturesque surroundings of Lincolnshire, just outside the quaint town of Market Rasen in England, the Market Rasen Racecourse is one of the most popular National Hunt racecourses in the country. It is a right-handed course that is just over a mile in circumference and although National Hunt racing events are usually held in the winter, the Market Rasen Racecourse offers all year round National Hunt racing. At present, the racecourse is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year, the Totesport and The Journal Ladies Day, also known as the Toteswinger Summer Plate Day, which takes place on Saturday, 19 July 2008.

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New Feature for NYRA Internet Betting

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on July 14, 2008

The NYRA, New York Racing Association, internet wagering system, known as the NYRA Rewards website, is a state of the art wagering facility that is open to the residents of the New York state. The site gives them access to facilities such as real-time wagering information and allows them to make place safe wagers from the comfort of their homes. The site also rewards punters according to their wagering volume and has thousands of members that take advantage of this convenient system. To improve on the already successful site, an Express Funding feature has just been launched.

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Racing the Distance at Hanover Raceway

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on July 11, 2008

The Hanover Raceway is an all year round venue with thrilling slot gaming, entertainment and exquisite dining at their licensed restaurant. But when it is racing season, as it is now until September, hundreds of spectators flock to the Hanover Raceway to be a part of its special events and exciting horse racing action. Back by popular demand, is the one and a half mile $5 500 claimers pacing series, which kicks off on Saturday 19 July 2008.

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Top Contenders for Summit of Speed

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on July 3, 2008

There is a lot of excitement and anticipation for the 2008 Summit of Speed, which will take place on the 12th of July 2008. The racing events lined up have attracted many nominations and it seems that the quality of horses that have shown interest in this year’s Summit of Speed has improved dramatically. As the horses are being confirmed for the respective racing events, organizers are working tirelessly to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch.

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Nitro and Santanna Showdown

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on July 2, 2008

Badlands Nitro and Santanna Blue Chip are no strangers to each other. They have come up against each other previously, taking second and third positions in the North America Cup behind Somebeachsomewhere, on 14 June. Now that both horses have won their elimination races for the 2008 Art Rooney Pace Finals, on Saturday 28 June 2008, they will be in the eight horse field on the 5th of July. With these two horses being amongst the contenders for Saturday, it is set to be a harness racing event that will attract many fans and spectators.

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Gillespie County Fair Grounds Racing Season

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on June 30, 2008

Fredericksburg, in Texas, is a town that is steeped in history and tradition, founded by German settlers in the year 1846. Throughout the town, visitors will find wonderful attractions such as horse drawn carriage tours, museums, historic buildings, book shops, gift stores and superb restaurants that are known for their international menus and good service. One of its other attractions is the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, where live horse racing action comes to life.

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Group 1 Dream for Brown

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on June 27, 2008

Sunday, the 29th of June 2008, is a big day for harness racing, as seven Group 1 races are in the line-up at Menangle Park Paceway. With the newly refurbished 1400 meter track, Menangle Park Paceway is ready for racing action. Four of the Group 1 Races on Sunday will form the New South Wales Sire Stakes Finals, where a brilliant field of horses will be waiting to battle it out for victory.

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Gold Rush Fever

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on June 26, 2008

Now that the elimination races are over, drivers and their horses are getting ready for the Gold Rush, which will be held on Saturday, 28 June 2008, at Georgian Downs. Calling this horse racing event the Gold Rush is extremely appropriate as it is not only a night for the horses and drivers, but an evening filled with magnificent prizes and entertainment for the spectators. Organizers have pulled out all the stops to ensure that the 2008 Gold Rush is bigger and better than last year, and that spectators will enjoy every moment of their racing experience.

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Heatseeker Aims for the Hollywood Gold Cup

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on June 25, 2008

The Grade 1 $750 000 Hollywood Gold Cup has been a part of the racing schedule at Hollywood Park Racecourse since 1938. Its inaugural race was won by the magnificent Seabiscuit, and over the years the race has attracted many legendary racehorses such as Affirmed, Citation, Best Pal and Cigar. This year the Hollywood Gold Cup will be run for the 69th time on Saturday, the 28th of June 2008. Over and above this thrilling horse racing event, spectators can look forward to a number of other races that are lined up on the race card for the weekend.

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