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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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Royal Ascot Heads for the Finish Line

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on June 21, 2012

The 2012 Royal Ascot got off to a great start on Tuesday, with Frankel crossing the finish line 11-lengths ahead of the rest of the contenders in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. Heralded as his career-best performance, the race marked his sixth straight one-mile win, confirming that he is back at the top of his game...

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Black Caviar Favorite for Diamond Jubilee Stakes

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on June 7, 2012

With 22 wins out of 22 starts in her racing career, Australian mare Black Caviar is widely considered to be the fastest horse in the world at this time – and she's heading to the Royal Ascot Race track in England to compete in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on June 23...

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Retirement for Havre de Grace

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on April 26, 2012

With an overall record of 9-4-5 in 16 starts, and career earnings of $2,586,175, Havre de Grace took Horse of the Year honors in 2011, becoming the third female to earn the honor. Fans were no doubt looking forward to seeing her thunder down the track next week in Churchill's Grade II La Troienne on the Kentucky Oaks card...

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Mixed Emotions On World Cup Night

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on April 2, 2012

The best and worst of horse racing was on show at Meydan on Saturday. For whatever reason the Dubai Gold Cup seemed cursed as Fox Hunt suffered a fatal injury and was left stricken on the straight leaving the stewards no choice but to abandon the race...

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Four-Year-Old Frankel Going Strong

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on March 29, 2012

Having crossed the finish line first nine times in nine starts, Frankel will be racing as a four-year-old in the 2012 flat racing calendar starting with the one-mile Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on 19 May...

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Why Cheltenham is Still Spring’s Most Popular Event

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on March 12, 2012

Long considered the jewel in the crown of National Hunt racing, the Cheltenham Festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup are as popular as ever with horse racing aficionados the world over. The first organised flat race took place in 1815...

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Cheltenham 2012: Time for a New Braveheart

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on February 29, 2012

Not since the Len Lungo trained Freetown forged clear up the hill to win the Pertemps Final in 2002 has a race at the Festival been won by a horse trained north of the border. In the preceding years, success was fairly common place for Scottish raiders: 1994 - Dizzy (Peter Monteith)...

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Cheltenham 100/1 Stonkers

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on February 24, 2012

As regular followers of my Cheltenham Blogs would know, I like an each way punt. Something at a tasty price which comes in gives me great pleasure. I would compare it to Adele eating a big mac, it makes us happy! Seriously though, you are probably getting sick of me mentioning Colour Squadron...

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Naming Challenge for Rachel Alexandra’s Foal

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on February 16, 2012

As the first female ever to win the historic Saratoga Race Course Woodward Stakes, Rachel Alexandra has her name firmly engraved in the annals of horseracing history. Her accomplishments include being crowned 2009 Horse of the Year, with victories including the Haskell Invitational, Preakness Stakes and 2009 Kentucky Oaks.

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