Posts Tagged ‘ thoroughbred ’

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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Honoring Excellence in American Thoroughbred Racing

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on November 22, 2012

Named in honor of the 18th century British racehorse, Eclipse, the Eclipse Awards were established in 1971 to honor the champions of American thoroughbred horse racing. The Eclipse Awards are sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association...

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Racing Action Lineup for Thistledown Racecourse

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on October 11, 2012

Located in North Randall, Ohio, Thistledown Racecourse is gearing up for some top class racing tomorrow with the 26th running of the Best of Ohio series, featuring five stakes for Ohio-bred thoroughbreds...

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Believe You Can Out, Grace Hall Favorite for Saratoga’s Alabama

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on August 16, 2012

Fans are no doubt disappointed by the news that Believe You Can will not be running Saturday's Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Larry Jones noted that nothing major was wrong with the Fair Grounds Oaks and Kentucky Oaks winner, but she appeared tired...

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Opening Day at Del Mar

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on July 19, 2012

The first day of Del Mar's 75th Anniversary season drew record crowds of spectators with record-breaking wagering taking place...

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New 2-YO Ruling for Del Mar as Season Opens

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on July 5, 2012

With the invitation to "play where the turf meets the surf", the Del Mar horseracing season starts on July 18 with the Oceanside Stakes, opening day party and the "One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest"...

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Belmont Stakes Goes on as NYRA Restructured

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on May 24, 2012

As competitors prepare for the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, taking place on June 7 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is being put under state control by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in an effort to reform an industry that generates significant revenue for New York State. Meanwhile the racing industry and horse racing fans...

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Triple Crown: Sunday Silence, War Emblem, Silver Charm

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on May 10, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Four of Six

7. Sunday Silence (1989)

Unlike the previous two selections, Sunday Silence was not ignored by any means. Picked by the experts from the outset as one of the favorites in the Derby, the California-bred horse was nonetheless overshadowed by the media's favorite and East Coast darling Easy Goer, the U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old...

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Triple Crown: Alysheba, Charismatic

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on May 9, 2012

33 Years of Hearbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Three of Six

9. Alysheba (1987)

A virtually ignored horse before the Derby, Alysheba had a terrific pedigree, as the son of 1978's Alydar, but had only won one of his first nine races and was the bettors' sixth choice at 8-1. However, he reached his peak at the right time...

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Triple Crown: Afleet Alex, Pleasant Colony

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on May 8, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Two of Six

11. Afleet Alex (2005)

The only horse on this list that lost the Kentucky Derby and went on to win the Preakness and Belmont, Afleet Alex's chance to win the Triple Crown ended early on in the racing season, but his powerful efforts in the Preakness and Belmont ushered in countless thoughts of "what if" after the season ended.

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