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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Will it Help Horse Racing?

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on December 4, 2006

Horse racing is under attack! The nuances of this sport are not widely known everywhere. Pressures on land motivate most attempts to shrink the literal and figurative space we are willing to set aside for the sport. Many top race tracks have been swamped by fair grounds and modern forms of entertainment. There are non-financial values of breeding and raising horses, which find no place when accountants compare opportunity costs of horse farms.

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Australia’s Horse Racing Diva!

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on November 27, 2006

I guess we must just be satisfied that our favorite sport of horse racing is so different! There is no dearth of commercial successes with games after sunset under floodlights. Cricket even spawned a new version of the game Down Under when promoters arranged matches on week nights. It must have been quite logical for Australians to follow their profits from other sports by floodlights with an essay of the same with horse racing, but it does not seem to have taken off-not for the time being at least!

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Will Horse Racing Be The Victim?

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on November 20, 2006

The contradictory pressure of real estate values, and cost containment, threaten the very existence of horse racing as a sport. Casinos are a common, but not the only way in which owners of horse racing tracks can rake in huge wads of cash. Land for stables, farms, and practice tracks, are usually amongst the first to lose out to the modern whims of city folk, but since there is no limit to greed, the sport itself can disappear at times. A closely related matter is the ownership of land which hosts horse racing tracks and complexes, since local authorities always have rights to take over these properties.

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Starting Price Pitfalls

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on November 13, 2006

Horse racing betting feeds on the gullibility of casual spectators. There is a natural tendency to try your luck, using all kinds of irrational ways of picking winners. This kind of thinking often influences a Starting Price (SP). It is another matter when the field has a clear favorite, for most of the people will be right in predicting the winner, but most horse racing is highly competitive if we go by the fraction of a head which separates fame from ignominy! Picking horses for places is even more difficult, especially if you are new to the sport of horse racing.

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Preserving an Important Horse Racing Tradition

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on November 13, 2006

One of the most endearing characteristics of horse racing is its honor of deep rooted traditions. The manner in which thoroughbreds are bred, trained and cared for, go back uncounted generations. Horse racing methods have not changed much either, though electronics, satellites and the Internet have revolutionized sports betting conventions.

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