Posts Tagged ‘ breeders cup ’

Synthetic Tracks Give Way to Dirt in U.S.

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on April 22, 2014

The recent announcement by authorities at Keeneland Race Course that the horse racing venue will be replacing its synthetic track with a dirt track in time for the fall season in October, has highlighted the ongoing debate about which racetrack surfaces are safest for the horses that run on them. Statistics related to equine injuries released by the Jockey Club earlier this month ...

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43rd Annual Eclipse Awards Nominees

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on January 13, 2014

The 43rd Annual Eclipse Awards are set to take place at the Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino on January 18, 2014. A number of events will take place in the days leading up to the Eclipse Awards evening, starting with the Eclipse Awards Charity Golf Tournament on January 14 at the Diplomat Resort Golf & Spa. Proceeds will go to the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation. On January 16, the Eclipse Awards Ladies Luncheon will benefit the Race for Education, while the Eclipse Awards Charity Poker Tournament...

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Hollywood Park Closes After 75 Years of Racing

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on December 23, 2013

Sunday's attendance at Betfair Hollywood Park exceeded 13,000 as horseracing fans gathered to enjoy the track's final day of racing. Hollywood Park has been operating for 75 years and has hosted many historic events, including the very first Breeders' Cup in 1984, and has seen the likes of Seabiscuit, Zenyatta, Affirmed, Citation and Seattle Slew thundering down its track. While there was a pervading sense of melancholy for many, the final farewell for Hollywood Park was a vibrant and exciting event with eleven races on the card...

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World’s Best Racehorses Honored

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on December 9, 2013

Based on performance in selected races, three horses are chosen each year as Longines World's Best Racehorses. The top three racehorses for 2013 were honored at the Longines World's Best Racehorse Ceremony held in Hong Kong on December 6. Black Caviar (Australia) and Treve (France) tied for first place, with Wise Dan (United States) taking third place...

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man

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on November 11, 2013

The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships celebrated its 30th anniversary on the first and second of November at http://www.horseracing.com/tracks/california/santa-anita/" title="Santa Anita Park">Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, with Mucho Macho Man crossing the finish line first in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic

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Fall Meet 2013 at Churchill Downs

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on October 28, 2013

The 124th Fall Meet at Churchill Downs opened Sunday with an eleven-race card, one of which was the Stars of Tomorrow - dedicated to promising two-year-olds. Horse racing fans can look forward to 25 days of racing and entertainment over the next five weeks on a Wednesday to...

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Galileo’s Filly Fetches Record Price

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on October 14, 2013

Retired to stud in October 2001, the racehorse Galileo continues to make the news from time to time, the most recent being related to the price tag of a filly he sired. The as yet unnamed filly sold for $8.36 million at an auction in Newmarket – reportedly the highest price ever for a yearling filly – to a stable owned by the Qatari royal family...

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Jockey Gary Stevens Continues Winning Streak

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on September 30, 2013

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens added five victories to his already impressive string of achievements this past weekend at Santa Anita. He started off on Saturday riding All for Us to victory in the Maiden Special Weight; followed by a win in the Grade One Zenyatta Stakes aboard Beholder; first place aboard Mucho Macho Man in the Grade One...

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Frankel #1 in World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

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on December 20, 2012

Compiled annually by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings assess all horses rated at 115 or above by the World Thoroughbred Rankings conference that have competed during the calendar year...

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Game On Dude Classic Favorite as Pre-entered Contestants Announced

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on October 25, 2012

Set to take place on 2-3 November, and televised live on both NBC and the NBC Sports Network, The Breeders' Cup has 180 pre-entered contestants for the event at Santa Anita Park. As anticipated, Game On Dude is currently the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic with early odds at 2-1 for winning the $5 million race...

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