Horse Racing News

Opening Day at Del Mar

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on July 19, 2012

The first day of Del Mar's 75th Anniversary season drew record crowds of spectators with record-breaking wagering taking place...

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Belmont Stakes Goes on as NYRA Restructured

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on May 24, 2012

As competitors prepare for the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, taking place on June 7 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is being put under state control by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in an effort to reform an industry that generates significant revenue for New York State. Meanwhile the racing industry and horse racing fans...

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Kauto Star to Compete in Cheltenham Gold Cup

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on March 14, 2012

Described by trainer Paul Nicholls as "the horse of a lifetime", Kauto Star has been given the all-clear to compete in the upcoming Cheltenham Gold Cup after suffering an injury during schooling earlier this month. This was good news indeed for fans of the 12-year-old equine athlete who will make a bid for his third Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Victory...

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Betfair Hurdle Preview

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on February 13, 2012

Rescheduled for Friday 17th Feb. Formerly known as the Totesport Trophy, the Betfair Hurdle is one of the most competitive handicaps in the calendar and this year looks no exception...

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Rapid Redux Continues Winning Streak

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on January 5, 2012

With a winning streak stretching back to December 2010, six-year-old- gelding Rapid Redux took first place in the sixth race at Laurel Park on Wednesday January 4, thereby extending his United States record to winning twenty-two consecutive races.

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Georgian Downs Heads for Success

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on October 27, 2011

Canadian horse racing track Georgian Downs battled against a number of adverse conditions in their spring racing season. As was the case with a number of other tracks in the country, Georgian Downs had to deal with low entry numbers due to ten percent fewer horses being supplied. The track still offered a wide range of classes but only the lower classes garnered a full field, resulting in a drop in average daily purses. For example, purses averaged $76,000 with 119 entries in April, with May's purses dropping to $70,000 with 102 entries. However, track authorities took action, and working diligently with the Implementation and Monitoring Group (IM Group), Georgian Downs started to recover, and by August the worrying downward trend was successfully turned around.

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Frankel Shines at British Champions Day

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on October 17, 2011

Punted as the richest day in British horse racing, the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 15 October attracted close to 27,000 spectators, many of whom were eager supporters of as yet unbeaten Frankel. The three-year-old colt lived up to his growing reputation by winning the one-mile Qipco Queen Elizabeth II stakes by four lengths, followed by Excelebration and Immortal Verse. Rated by the British Horseracing Authority as the best racehorse in the world, Frankel has been victorious in nine consecutive races, earning his owner, Saudi Prince Khalid Abdullah, no less than £567,000.

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Union Rags Headed for Riches

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on October 10, 2011

It was an exciting day at Belmont Park this past Saturday (8 October 2011), with an unforgettable performance by Union Rags in the Champagne Stakes. The talented 2-year-old colt won the stakes race in spectacular fashion and is now headed for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, where he is likely to be the favorite. Union Rags' victory on Saturday has also set him on course for the Kentucky Derby in 2012.

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Turallure Victorious in Woodbine Mile

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on September 19, 2011

Turallure, son of Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, set the field alight on Sunday, 18 September 2011, as he stormed across the finish line to win the Ricoh Woodbine Mile. It was an amazing victory for trainer Charles Lopresti, as this was the New Yorker's first venture into Canada. The win has also secured Turallure a place in the prestigious Breeders' Cup on 5 November 2011.

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Havre de Grace Wins Woodward, Aims for Beldame

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on September 8, 2011

Horseracing enthusiasts no doubt remember the 2009 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, where Rachel Alexandra thundered over the finish line becoming the first filly to take the number one spot for this event. Girl-power ruled as the filly entered the winners circle, with female supporters, young and old, sporting Rachel Alexandra pins. The $750,000 Woodward Stakes event on the Labor Day Weekend turned into a battle of the sexes once more, with filly Havre de Grace crossing the finish line in first place – ending off the Saratoga horse racing season in grand style.

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