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Hollywood Park Closes After 75 Years of Racing

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on December 23, 2013

Sunday's attendance at Betfair Hollywood Park exceeded 13,000 as horseracing fans gathered to enjoy the track's final day of racing. Hollywood Park has been operating for 75 years and has hosted many historic events, including the very first Breeders' Cup in 1984, and has seen the likes of Seabiscuit, Zenyatta, Affirmed, Citation and Seattle Slew thundering down its track. While there was a pervading sense of melancholy for many, the final farewell for Hollywood Park was a vibrant and exciting event with eleven races on the card...

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Featuring Pimlico Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack

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on December 11, 2013

Famous horse race tracks exist all over the world, and the mention of famous horse races immediately is correlated to the venues. For instance, the Melbourne Cup goes hand-n-hand with Flemington Racecourse. The Royal Ascot is a series of famous horse races held at Ascot Racecourse United Kingdom. Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong is yet another...

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World’s Best Racehorses Honored

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on December 9, 2013

Based on performance in selected races, three horses are chosen each year as Longines World's Best Racehorses. The top three racehorses for 2013 were honored at the Longines World's Best Racehorse Ceremony held in Hong Kong on December 6. Black Caviar (Australia) and Treve (France) tied for first place, with Wise Dan (United States) taking third place...

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Fall Meet 2013 at Churchill Downs

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on October 28, 2013

The 124th Fall Meet at Churchill Downs opened Sunday with an eleven-race card, one of which was the Stars of Tomorrow - dedicated to promising two-year-olds. Horse racing fans can look forward to 25 days of racing and entertainment over the next five weeks on a Wednesday to...

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Canadian HOA Inductee Sid Attard

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on September 12, 2013

Having received his training license in 1977, Sid Attard can add Canadian Hall of Fame inductee to his list of achievements and honors in his long and illustrious career in Canadian horse racing. he biography presented with his induction refers to him as having a positive work ethic...

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Harness Racing Highlights

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on August 29, 2013

The history of standardbred horses in North America can be traced back to the English thoroughbred stallion by the name of Messenger which was brought to the United States in 1788 as a racehorse sire...

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Russell Baze: The Winningest Jockey

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on August 15, 2013

As the jockey holding the record for the most wins in the history of North American horse racing, Russell Baze is the focus of a recent in-depth profile by the New York Times. Entitled simply The Jockey, the article starts off with an account of Baze's 50,000th start, before taking readers back to the beginning...

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NYRA to Host Introduction to Racehorse Ownership

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on August 1, 2013

In an effort to boost the current number of racehorse owners, the New York Racing Association will be hosting a "New Owners Luncheon" at Saratoga Race Course on August 18. The event will be co-hosted by Richard Migliore, a former champion Eclipse award-winning jockey and NYRA television analyst, and Ernie Munick, a former Daily News handicapper...

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Saratoga Celebrates 150 Years of Racing Action

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on July 18, 2013

Saratoga Race Course is celebrating its 150th anniversary this season, and there is plenty of racing action lined up for horse racing enthusiasts during the forty day meet which starts on Friday July 19. The lineup for the season includes winners of the Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes ...

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Gulfstream, Calder Clash Over Race Dates

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on July 3, 2013

Gulfstream Park racecourse broke its 75-year tradition as a winter-only horseracing venue when its summer meet kicked off on July 1, 2013. The occasion was also the latest event in what has come to be known as the "turf war" between Gulfstream and Calder Race Course...

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