Horse Racing News

War Pass Claims Victory at Belmont

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on October 10, 2007

This past weekend proved yet again that predicting the outcome of a race has a lot to do with luck. The sport of horse racing has always been a game of hopes, dreams and hot horse racing tips, but at Belmont Park victory was to be enjoyed by War Pass and not the race favorites. Winning the Grade 1 Champagne is not only a wonderful achievement for the racehorse, jockey, owner and trainer, but it means that War Pass has automatically secured a place in the Breeders Cup Juvenile.

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Double Edged Sword

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on September 23, 2007

Missoula authorities that thought of stopping horse racing have second thoughts. Horse racing lovers bring in dollars to the County Fair Grounds, and form the bulk of the crowds as well. Just one company from Philadelphia, as we reported earlier, insures all Montana racetracks, and the monopoly has resulted in enormous increases in insurance costs. Fair authorities also crib about the ambulance and related emergency management costs that are inevitable when a terrible accident works: Missoula is known to have a couple of these every year.

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Silver Birch – Unexpected Grand National Champion

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on April 23, 2007

At 33-1 odds, no-one would have thought that Silver Birch stood a change in winning the Grand National. Which proves that you should never underestimate any horse that enters such a prestigious race. Aintree, in Liverpool, England, was the venue of great upset and triumph. With forty horses entering the race, only thirteen completed the course and there were no fatal or serious injuries amongst those that fell out of race.

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A Horse Racing Legend Moves On

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on February 16, 2007

He passed on as he lived in horse racing - with dignity and surrounded by admirers. Twenty-seven is a good age for a horse, but that does not reduce anyone’s sorrow at the passing away of Desert Orchid. Few other thoroughbreds have evinced such universal respect in the world of horse racing.

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Will it Help Horse Racing?

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on December 4, 2006

Horse racing is under attack! The nuances of this sport are not widely known everywhere. Pressures on land motivate most attempts to shrink the literal and figurative space we are willing to set aside for the sport. Many top race tracks have been swamped by fair grounds and modern forms of entertainment. There are non-financial values of breeding and raising horses, which find no place when accountants compare opportunity costs of horse farms.

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A Thought for the Driver

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on August 14, 2006

Many believe that jockeys are grossly undervalued and taken for granted in the world of horse racing. Bookmakers never lose, and owners always have another race to which they can look forward. Punters alternate between crests of joy and learning some rueful lessons for future use. Jockeys, who risk life and limb as a matter of routine, are rarely given their due credit. It is common to exult over a famous win, but to forget the incredibly courageous rider who nurses an aggressive colt, gelding or filly past the last post.

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A Horse Racing Lesson from the Americas to the World

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on August 7, 2006

Horse racing will now bring the Americas closer together! Top events in the United States will be relayed live to folk in Peru, Venezuela and Brazil, thanks to a satellite system established by Charlson Broadcast Technologies, based in Kentucky. Punters in these Latin countries can place bets and enjoy horse racing as though they were actually track side! This international and 21st century version of the sport can extend to all other countries. Venezuela is especially significant in Charlson's network, for it is hard evidence of how people can get together in peace, their politics notwithstanding.

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Tattersalls Horse Racing Sponsorship of Gold Cup Extended

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on July 25, 2006

Here has been a boost to horse racing among older horses as Tattersalls have agreed to continue their support of the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh Racecourse until 2009. The new three year sponsorship commitment will also increase the total prize money for the Group 1 race to be increased to 300,000 euro from 2007. This is bound to ensure that the God Cup continues to attract the very best horses in Europe to the Curragh. The 10 furlongs contest is considered as one of the top middle distances in the international racing calendar and attracts many of Europe's top older horses every year. It is among the highest rated races in the world.

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Another Chance after Cheltenham

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on June 30, 2006

Punters done in at last week's Cheltenham festival, or those of us from the US who did not surface in time to take part in online betting by satellite, have another chance as the jumps season gets underway at the Ayr Racecourse. Do not expect good odds for the tempestuous Scottish weather though! Kelso has had to drop three events this season because of frosty conditions, though organizers were quick to garner replacement races at the Borders track. The British Horseracing Board stepped in quick as lightning to permit the fixture. The Borders management did their bit by getting their site up and running in a jiffy.

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Incredible Horse Racing Deal from Saratoga

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on June 22, 2006

Though horse racing in ancient times was the sport of kings, it is a democratic right in the United States of today. Owning one horse is special enough, but how about 15 of them? This dream can be true for no more than $4 thousand!

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