Horse Racing News

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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The Illinois Formula for Horse Racing

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on June 2, 2006

The very State which drew dollops of dollars away from horse racing to other forms of gambling in the early 1990s, has decided that it is time for pay-back. Governor Blagojevich has recently given effect to a law which will divert a share of all casino receipts for the next two years to increase winnings for horse racing events, and to improve race tracks as well.

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Irridescence Triumphs at Hong Kong Horse Racing

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on May 10, 2006

South Africa is emerging as a serious horse racing country with several horses worth following. Irridescence, a horse with strong South African links emerged triumphant at the HK$14m QE2 Cup at Sha-Tin racecourse in Hong Kong. Irridescence runs in the colors of American syndicate Team Valor, but his owner Barry Irwin, is a big supporter of South African racing.

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New Partnership for More Horse Racing Viewership

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on May 9, 2006

Internationally horse racing is set to get even more global. Horse racing from several race courses are broadcast live to many countries of the world. A new television channel, Racing World owned by Racing UK, was launched in early March this year and has proved to be very popular with racegoers who have the opportunity to watch live horse racing from several venues including Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita Park and Turfway Park. This will increase during this year's spring and summer season when more horse racing Associations enter into agreements with the channel.

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Barbaro…our new hope! – Horse Racing

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on May 8, 2006

"Oh boy, is this great?"

That's what Kent Dorfman said in Animal House many years ago. And it's that same adage that could be said right now about the eye-popping and heartwarming performance that was put up this past Saturday at Churchill Downs when Barbaro, the Florida Derby Champion, found his way to the winners circle in the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby.

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