Horse Racing News

Weather Halts British Racing

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on December 6, 2010

Britain is known for its exciting and noteworthy horse racing, but as with most countries, racing takes place when the weather is good. If there is a risk of the weather affecting the health and well-being of the horses, races are cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately for Britain, the weather has been unforgiving, with temperatures plummeting below freezing, forcing racecourses to cancel racing until further notice. This is a massive knock for the British horse racing industry and only time will tell when racing can resume.

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Giant Oaks Gains a Victory

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on November 29, 2010

Not only is the Clark Handicap a notable Grade II thoroughbred racing event on the racing calendar but it is also a part of the history of the Churchill Downs Racecourse, as it was first run in 1875. This makes it one of the oldest horse racing events in the country. On Friday, 26 November 2010, the Louisville racecourse was once again well supported by loyal racing fans who came to watch the 2010 edition of the Clark Handicap unfold at Churchill Downs. And for trainer Chris Block, it was a moment that has been a year in the making.

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Prevue Stakes 2010 Results

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on November 22, 2010

Hollywood Park Racecourse has been the home of the Prevue Stakes, or Hollywood Prevue Stakes, since its inauguration in 1981. It is a Grade III horse racing event for two-year-old horses and carries a purse of $100 000. The Prevue Stakes is run over seven furlongs and Hollywood Park Racecourse has a cushion track. On Saturday, 20 November 2010, the Prevue Stakes was hosted in front of an enthusiastic crowd of spectators. The horse that stole the show and the Prevue Stakes title was Premier Pegasus.

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Goldikova Takes Cartier Award

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on November 18, 2010

Cartier Jewelers established the Cartier Racing Awards in 1991, and it has become one of the most prestigious award events in Britain. They are awarded to horses in the European horse racing industry and winners of the eight awards are chosen through a voting process. Loyal readers of the newspapers Daily Telegraph and the Racing Post are able to cast votes, as well as journalists who cover horse racing. Together the votes are counted to select the winners. On Tuesday evening, 16 November 2010, three hundred and fifty guests arrived for the awards, among them were celebrity race horse owners such as Lord Lloyd Webber and Liz Hurley.

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Paddy Mullins Passes Away

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on October 28, 2010

On Tuesday morning, 26 October 2010, the horse racing industry, family and friends mourned the passing of the great Paddy Mullins. He was known for his wonderful training abilities and his warm personality at the track, and after fifty-two years in the racing industry not one bad word can be spoken of the man who trained, loved and participated in the horse racing industry. His passion for horse racing infected his entire family, who are still involved in horse racing and will continue to honor his memory and the legacy he left behind.

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Loss of Top Jockey

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on October 21, 2010

The loss of jockey Stathi Katsidis came as a massive shock to the Australian horse racing industry, as he was a member of the horse racing community that was well liked and respected. His magnificent performances on the track also branded him as a top jockey. With the Cox Plate looming, many are left in despair and disbelief that this wonderful jockey will not be in the starting gates at the 2010 Cox Plate, which will be hosted this Saturday on 23 October 2010. His legacy will, however, continue to live on through those who loved and knew him.

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Replacement Track for Santa Anita

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on October 14, 2010

Injuries during horse racing events became a major concern, leading to many racing tracks around the world substituting conventional dirt surfaces for synthetic tracks. Claims were made in regard to the easy maintenance and safety of synthetic tracks, and Santa Anita was one of the racecourses that opted for a synthetic track surface in the hope that the surface would be able to reduce injuries and promote horse safety. But by Monday, 11 October 2010, the paddocks had grown quiet, the stables emptied and the staff were ready for the arrival of the heavy equipment to remove the synthetic surface of their main track.

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Double Loss for Racing Industry

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on September 30, 2010

The 28th of September 2010 will remain a date few members of the horse racing industry will ever forget. Two breathtaking careers came to a sudden end, and while one legend will continue to live out her life as a brood mare, the other will be lost to the racing world forever. With such magnificent racing careers to look back on, it was announced with great sadness that Rachel Alexandra had retired from horse racing, and that Real Quiet passed away on 27 September 2010. Their contributions to horse racing will always be remembered.

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Tribute to Noble Threewit

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on September 21, 2010

Santa Anita Park has been missing the presence of a beloved figure in their barns since 2007, and is now mourning the loss of a dear friend, loyal supporter and successful trainer. Noble Threewit passed away on Friday, 17 September 2010, leaving behind a legacy that he can be proud of. He will remain a part of the history of the racecourse for many years to come. Threewit owned a number of horses during his years in the racing industry and has been a part of the Santa Anita Park community since their doors first opened.

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Mel Lawson Honored

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on August 19, 2010

Since its inauguration in 1976, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has paid tribute to horse trainers, horse racing industry builders, standardbred horses, thoroughbred horses, jockeys and sulky drivers every year. It has made its home at the Woodbine Racetrack. This year, inductees to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame will be honored at a ceremony at the Mississauga Convention Center, with the master of ceremonies being Jim Bannon. And the time has also come for Mel Lawson to be inducted as a builder into the hall of fame.

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