Posts Tagged ‘ breeders cup ’

Synthetic Tracks Give Way to Dirt in U.S.

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on December 17, 2014
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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 revealed that, with a fatality rate in 2013 of 0.33 per 1,000 starts, Keeneland is one of the safest tracks in the United States, primarily due to the synthetic surface it installed in 2006. So, the decision to return to a dirt track, which statistically is more dangerous for horses, appears counter-intuitive...

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Excitement Mounts for Breeders’ Cup Weekend

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on October 27, 2014
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The 2014 Breeders' Cup events will be held at Santa Anita on October 31 and November 1, starting with the $1 million Juvenile Turf at 2:25 pm Friday, and concluding with the much anticipated $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at 5:35 pm on Saturday. The Breeders' Cup weekend is widely considered to be the highlight of the year in horseracing circles and is the richest in North America, with $24.5 million in prize money distributed over thirteen races...

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Santa Anita’s Season Starts on New Track

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on September 29, 2014
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When the 25-day autumn meet began at Santa Anita on September 26, it was with a brand new dirt track consisting of El Segundo sand excavated from construction sites at Los Angeles International Airport. Due to the sand's uniformity and ability to drain quickly it is anticipated that the track will be safer for equine athletes than the previous sand and clay track which it replaced...

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Woodbine Mile Victory for Trade Storm

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on September 15, 2014

Having finished in third place in last year's event, Trade Storm thundered to victory in the 2014 Woodbine Mile on Sunday, his first win for 2014 and his sixth career win. Trained by David Simcock, owned by Qatar Racing and ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer, Trade Storm won the race by a half-length, just ahead of Kaigun, with Bobby's Kitten in third place...

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Arlington Million Stakes on the Horizon

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on August 4, 2014

Taking place on August 16 at Arlington Park, the Arlington Million Stakes is a prestigious event in its own right, as well as being a springboard for the winner to compete in the Breeders' Cup Turf – an event carrying a purse of $3 million and attracting equine athletes from far and wide. It was recently announced that both the 2013 Irish Derby winner, Trading Leather, and 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf winner, Magician, will be travelling across the Atlantic to compete in the Arlington Million Stakes.

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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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