Horse Racing Tips

African Horse Sickness Prevention

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on March 21, 2008

African Horse Sickness, or AHS, is a phrase that every horse owner, trainer and exporter fears the most in South Africa and other African countries. It is a fatal disease that affects all breeds of horses, donkeys and mules, and has a very low recovery rate. The disease is not contagious and cannot be spread directly from one horse to another, but is spread by midges that carry the infection after biting an infected horse. Steps to prevent the spread of the disease have been put in place, and infected animals are isolated so as to save others from running the risk of getting African Horse Sickness.

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Buying and Owning a Standardbred

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on March 7, 2008

Most Standardbred horses, as with Thoroughbreds, are bred for one purpose - racing. Their specific conformation and characteristics are suited to their sporting requirements, thus Standardbreds are perfect for harness racing. Even though these two breeds look similar, there are a few physical aspects that set them apart. And whereas the public seems eager to ride Thoroughbreds for pleasure after their racing careers are over, it seems that Standardbreds are sadly misunderstood.

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Starting Gate Training – Why and How

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on October 22, 2007

Unfortunately, all the sales talk that company representatives use to sell a starting gate does not guarantee that a race horse is going to enter them. Trying to reassure a race horse that it has been fitted out for his safety and that of his rider, with maximum padding and electro-magnetic mechanisms does not always convince a horse of why he wants to be in there. We have all seen sights of rearing horses, bucking and reversing away from starting gates before a race. Most people put it down to a horse being difficult, but many horses have either not been given the necessary starting gate training, or they have had a bad experience in the starting gates and refuse to enter them again.

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The Importance of Jockey Silks in Horse Racing

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on September 22, 2007

If you’ve ever been to see a horse race and seen about five bay horses galloping around the track with almost identical markings, you may wonder how it is that the race commentators are able to identify the horses so easily. Likely it didn’t take you long to figure out that the horseracing silks went a long way to simplifying the equation.

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Caring for Arabian Horses in Horse Racing

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on June 20, 2007

It is believed that the Arabian horses has been in existence for approximately 3000 years. This makes the Arabian, the oldest breed of horse known to man and also makes it one of the purest breeds. In ancient times riders would rely on their horses for their strength, speed and stamina. And as these horses were originally bred for the dry landscapes of Arabia, caring for these magnificent horses for racing - or any other sport - is essential.

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Planning Ahead for Group Bookings

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on February 12, 2007

The Dubai International Racing Carnival is a horse racing event that everyone can enjoy. It is an annual event, and the next one will be between the 18th of January and the 8th of March in 2007. Horse racing in Dubai goes beyond the traditional confines of the sport. The elegance of celebrity spectators, the ambience of grandeur, and the space-age amenities lend a unique aura to events in this oasis of the Great Desert of the Arab World.

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Moving Thoroughbreds Safely to Horse Racing Destinations

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on December 11, 2006

Seasonal factors make transport of thoroughbreds an inevitable part of horse racing. This is particularly the case with race courses in temperate climes, where the number of days in the calendar with events is not enough to meet the career needs of a top thoroughbred.

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Horse Racing Analysis as a Top Winning Technique

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on September 8, 2006

Video replays add greatly to the traditional method of close observation of horse racing events to pick future winners. Connoisseurs of the sport have always delighted at spotting significant moves during a race which have escaped general attention, and using such rare insights for rare handicapping success. Most of these analytical skills have remained inside the minds of a privileged few until the dawn of the current electronic age.

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Kindling New Flames of Public Passion in Horse Racing

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on August 21, 2006

History does not support the spread of horse racing as a popular sport. It has a record of being the preserve of royalty and the wealthy. However, there is no reason why everyone should not enjoy horses and sports betting. What can race track operators do to keep their turnstiles moving? Here are 5 successful approaches that have worked around the world:

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Want to Race?

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on March 17, 2006

Magna Entertainment Corporation in Toronto needs a new honcho to run its horse racing business. The old CEO has handed in his papers. Tom Hodgson, who used to work for a company dealing with auto papers, took a year at Magna before he discovered that he did not understand horse racing!

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