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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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Jockey James Doyle Claims Triple Victory at Ascot

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on June 20, 2013

Jockey James Doyle is in the spotlight after his fantastic performances on day two of the Royal Ascot where he rode Al Kazeen to victory in the Group One Prince of Wales' Stakes, took first place in the Royal Hunt Cup on Belgian Bill, and notched up a third win on Rizeena in the Queen Mary.

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France to Host Purebred Arabian Conference

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on May 23, 2013

Set to take place on 6-8 June 2013 at the Pierre Baudis Center in Toulouse, France, the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference will be attended by a significant number of influential individuals associated with Purebred Arabian flat racing...

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2013 Epsom Derby – Aidan O’Brien’s big three contenders

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on April 24, 2013

The Epsom Derby is still over seven weeks away but the ante post market is already hotting up, and it's clear that Aidan O'Brien has an embarrassment of riches...

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Secretariat Nominated for 2013 CHRHF Honor

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on March 28, 2013

Details of the election ballot for the 2013 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) have been released, with the results of the election process due to be made known on April 9, 2013. Changes in the eligibility criteria mean horses outside Canadian borders can be considered as inductees into the CHRHF if they have made a noteworthy contribution to the sport in Canada...

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KHRC Funds Study on New Corticosteroid

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on February 14, 2013

With the emphasis on conducting research for the benefit of the racing industry, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has announced its intention to fund a study to establish parameters for the use of isoflupredone...

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