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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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Alliance Promotes Value of Horse Racing in New York State

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on January 31, 2013

A video released by the New York Horse Racing and Agriculture Industry Alliance detailing the benefits of horse racing in the Empire State was recently screened at the USTA District 8A annual membership meeting. In addition to viewing the eleven minute video, members present at the meeting received an information pack...

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Hurricane Fly poor value for vintage Champion Hurdle

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on January 24, 2013

This year's Champion Hurdle looks a wide open affair but two horses in particular advanced their claims with authoritative performances over the Christmas period. First up it was the turn of Darlan, who simply destroyed his rivals in the Christmas Hurdle, prompting bookmakers to promote him to Champion Hurdle favouritism, and he was quickly joined at the head of the betting...

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North Dakota Seeks to Rejuvenate Live Horse Racing

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on January 17, 2013

Officials of the North Dakota Racing Commission are lobbying for the Legislature to approve tax incentives to lure high-stakes horse racing gamblers back to the state, many of whom left almost a decade ago as a result of a federal investigation into the gambling industry...

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Secretariat “Vox Populi” Award Finalists Announced

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on December 6, 2012

When the announcement of the finalists for the Secretariat "Vox Populi" Award was made recently, the response from horse racing fans was almost immediate...

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Honoring Excellence in American Thoroughbred Racing

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on November 22, 2012

Named in honor of the 18th century British racehorse, Eclipse, the Eclipse Awards were established in 1971 to honor the champions of American thoroughbred horse racing. The Eclipse Awards are sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association...

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Hollywood Park’s Autumn Meet Underway

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on November 8, 2012

Betfair Hollywood Park's Autumn Meet is set to provide plenty of horseracing action. Starting November 8, racing will take place four days a week – Thursdays through Sundays – with first post at 12:30, with the exception of Thanksgiving when racing will begin at 11:00...

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Scientists Discover Trotting Ability is Genetic

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on September 13, 2012

A groundbreaking study in the field of genetics has revealed that some horses are not able to trot or pace, regardless of their training, while for others trotting is a breeze. The discovery could have far-reaching implications for an industry that spends huge amounts of time and resources training horses for ...

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New 2-YO Ruling for Del Mar as Season Opens

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on July 5, 2012

With the invitation to "play where the turf meets the surf", the Del Mar horseracing season starts on July 18 with the Oceanside Stakes, opening day party and the "One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest"...

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