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The Tin Man – The Heart of a Champion

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on August 21, 2007

The Tin Man is well-known descendant of a few noteworthy racehorses, and some might say that he was born to run. But genes have nothing to do with the fact that at the age of nine, when other racehorses have been put to stud or have become a family pet, The Tin Man is still setting the racetrack on fire. It might seem hard to believe, but this magnificent racehorse has proven to get better with age.

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The Akhal-Teke Breed in Horse Racing

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on July 30, 2007

At first glance, you would think that you were looking at a Thoroughbred horse. But then he walks out into the sun and an almost blinding metallic glow ripples across his coat and muscles and you know, you are looking at something quite unique and spectacular. It is the Akhal-Teke, an ancient horse breed that has in recent years has proved to be a formidable horse and one of the most versatile horse breeds on earth. But why would people even consider using the Akhal-Teke in Horse Racing?

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The World-Renowned Grand National Steeplechase

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on July 23, 2007

The Grand National Steeplechase is well known all over the world and attracts as many as 150,000 spectators every year. The Grand National is held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool on the last day of the three-day Grand National meeting. Aintree Racecourse is located in Aintree, on Merseyside. Before the Aintree Racecourse existed, the Grand National Steeplechase was held in Maghull, a nearby town.

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Citation, Thoroughbred Racing’s First Millionaire

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on July 16, 2007

Citation is one of the most famous thoroughbred race horses of this and any other century. Although his career was somewhat short, this beautiful bay colt would make the most of it, becoming the first horse to win over one million dollars in a single season. Now, a million isn't what it used to be, but Citation's achievement was breathtaking for the era in which he raced: the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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Development and Design of the Horse Racing Saddle

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on July 9, 2007

Saddles have long been used in horse riding to provide comfort and stability to the rider and the horse. Early saddles were little more than thick padding strapped over the horse's back to provide the rider with added comfort. Horse racing saddles have certainly come a long way from these humble beginnings.

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Kauto Star – National Hunt Racing

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on June 29, 2007

Kauto Star, pronounced “Kor-toe”, seems to be on everyone’s minds and lips especially concerning the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Kauto Star was born the 19th of March 2000. A French bred horse, Kauto Star is presently been trained by Paul Nicholls as a National Hunt racehorse in England.

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Santa Anita Park will host the 2008 Breeders’ Cup

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on June 25, 2007

The year 1986 marked the first time the Breeders' Cup was held at the Santa Anita Park in Southern California, and once again the 2008 Breeders Cup will be held here during the silver anniversary edition at the Oak Tree Meet. The Breeders' Cup horse race has been held at Santa Anita on two other occasions - in 1993 and 2003. 2008 is therefore the fourth year that the Breeders' Cup will take place at this famous race track.

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The Prestigious Vodacom Durban July

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on June 19, 2007

If there is one horse racing event that completely hogs the limelight every year in South Africa, it has to be the Durban July. This premier horse racing event is South Africa’s equivalent to the Kentucky Derby and it boasts big purses, beautiful thoroughbreds and attractive woman in designer dresses.

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Top Horse Racing in August

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on June 18, 2007

It is one of the first places to witness modern horse racing, but the amenities for spectators and punters are very typically of the 21st century. No punter needs to feel guilty about leaving the family at home to enjoy a spot of wagering, because there are fashion shows, gift shops and entertainment options galore for the whole family.

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Street Sense – 2007 Kentucky Derby Victor

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on June 12, 2007

After a seventeen year stretch, Carl Nafzger, trainer of the latest Kentucky Derby winner, Street Sense, found himself in the winners circle again. And that was just the start of the all attention, as the question on everyone’s mind is whether Street Sense can work his magic in the Preakness race and if he could be the next Triple Crown victor.

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