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The Scottish Horse Racing Delights of June

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on June 20, 2006

Any time is suitable for a visit to the romantic and inspiring climes of Scotland, but June is really the best month as far as horse racing enthusiasts are concerned. No other place can match Scotland's heart warming efforts to bring entire families together at scenic race tracks. Horse racing blends seamlessly with other forms of recreation in this historic and beguiling land.

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Who Can Compete for this Horse Racing Gold Mine?

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on June 19, 2006

No horse racing enthusiast, whether in the United States or anywhere else, can claim to be unaware of names such as Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct. The New York Racing Association has conducted events at these glorious race tracks for more than half a century. The horse racing world has witnessed some of the most exciting events at these race tracks, and riders dream of riding to victory at these legendary sites.

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Horse Racing Math

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on June 15, 2006

Ranking of nations with respect to horse racing has undergone rather dramatic change. The glory of Epsom and Kentucky seem to be under attack as new centers of excellence emerge for the sport. Stable and horse breeding farm ownership patterns have shifted as well, with enthusiasts from countries relatively new to horse racing investing systematically in acquiring key assets in the traditional strong holds such as the U.K. Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai are some of the places which did not have vanguard positions in the horse racing world of the 20th century, but which are now some of the most exciting places to follow events.

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Kindling New Flames of Public Passion in Horse Racing

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on June 14, 2006

History does not support the spread of horse racing as a popular sport. It has a record of being the preserve of royalty and the wealthy. However, there is no reason why everyone should not enjoy horses and sports betting. What can race track operators do to keep their turnstiles moving? Here are 5 successful approaches that have worked around the world:

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Longchamp Racecourse – Triumphant Horse Racing

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on June 13, 2006

Longchamp Racecourse is one of the most important horse racing venues in Europe. Located minutes from the Eiffel Tower, the Longchamp Racecourse features a 2,400-meter (about 1.5-mile) course and the area extends over 57 hectares, between the Seine and the Bois de Boulogne. There are four horse racing tracks of different sizes: the large track (2,750 meters), the average-sized track (2,500 meters), the small track (2,150 meters) and the sprint track (1,000 meters). There are 46 different starting posts on the tracks for horse racing distances ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 meters. The turf track comprises an uphill and downhill slope with a challenging rising straight as you come out of the final bend. The Finish line extends over 650 meters to the 2nd post.

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Horse Racing in Singapore

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on June 8, 2006

The world knows Singapore for organization, convenience and excellence in catering to the needs of tourists. Horse racing meets these exacting standards in the City State as well. Singapore is perhaps the only major horse racing center in the world where punters and enthusiasts can expect to be picked up from and dropped back to their hotels, should they wish to drop in on the ultra-modern Kranji Race Track! A group of no more than two people can have a tour all of their own! However, the Singapore Turf Club is rather starchy when it comes to dress: jeans, t-shirts, shorts and slippers are not allowed, and even corduroys are not appreciated!

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Zero Put Downs Due to Horse Racing Accidents

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on June 5, 2006

Complicated words such as euthanasia do little to take away the consummate and heart-rending tragedy of watching an injured animal put down after a sudden horse racing accident. Such adverse incidents are also grist for the mills of opposition to the noble and ancient sport of horse racing. It is really quite needless in the 21st century world of critical care and emergency medicine. Race track owners should provide for the following costs when planning race track ventures:

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Doomben: Racing to the Future – Horse Racing

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on May 29, 2006

The Brisbane Amateur Turf Club is one of the leading horse racing clubs in the southern hemisphere. It was created in 1923 on a swampy marsh, which had a creek running through, earning it the nickname, The Creek. In the early days its main attraction was the historic Albion Park horse racing course which is now a trotting venue. Since 1997, the Club has been known as the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC). Albion Park was originally established as a venue for horse racing in the mid 1880's. The race track then measured only about three and a half furlongs. In the 1890s the circumference was increased to six furlongs. The ownership of this lovely horse racing track, Albion Park changed hands many times but eventually it was taken over in 1933 by the Brisbane Amateur Turf Club.

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How Barbaro’s Injury Marks a New Beginning for Horse Racing

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on May 22, 2006

Horse racing is an ancient sport with a dedicated following across the globe. However, it also has a band of detractors who argue against the evils of sports gambling and animal rights. The horse racing industry in the United States has been most responsive to public concerns, and strives to improve matters to the extent possible.

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Curragh – The Home of Irish Horse Racing

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on May 12, 2006

The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare is synonymous with Irish horse racing. The very first race in Ireland took place here in 1741 and it has remained the head quarters of horse racing in Ireland and one of the country's premier sporting venues. Curragh means place of the running horse and even before horse racing started here, the area where the racecourse stands today was used for chariot racing way back in the third century. Located less than an hour from Dublin, The Curragh horse racing season runs from March to October. Considered to be the best venue for flat races in the country, the major races run here include all five Classic Races featuring the Boylesports Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas, Budweiser Irish Derby, Darley Irish Oaks and Irish Field St. Leger. The first Irish Derby took place here in 1866.

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