Synthetic Tracks Make Horse Racing Safer

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on September 4, 2006

Since horse racing is sometimes criticized for its safety record, every effort to avoid accidents during races is worthwhile. Some risks relate to dangerous riding and racing stewards hand out tough punishments whenever they come across such incidents. However, soggy and uneven racing tracks can also cause horses to stumble, and hence artificial surfaces offer much promise to make horse racing safer.

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Why Horse Racing Tops Other Forms of Sports Betting

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on September 1, 2006

The role of the animal sets horse racing apart from other forms of sports betting. No other form of gambling can match the exhilaration of picking winners of events at race tracks. Horse racing is an ancient sport, once the preserve of royalty, but it is only one of the multifarious roles given by people through the ages to this magnificent species of animals. Horses have been used for agriculture, transport and in war, and some traditional communities continue to keep them as part of their heritage.

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Ascot Brings Shame on Horse Racing

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on August 29, 2006

Many horse racing lovers attach a kind of reverence to the name of Ascot. Supported by British Royalty, the race track has long been synonymous with the best traditions of this ancient sport. Ascot has also been the beneficiary of major fund injections to help it upgrade to cutting-edge standards and to retain its vanguard position in the world of horse racing.

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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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A Thought for the Driver

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on August 14, 2006

Many believe that jockeys are grossly undervalued and taken for granted in the world of horse racing. Bookmakers never lose, and owners always have another race to which they can look forward. Punters alternate between crests of joy and learning some rueful lessons for future use. Jockeys, who risk life and limb as a matter of routine, are rarely given their due credit. It is common to exult over a famous win, but to forget the incredibly courageous rider who nurses an aggressive colt, gelding or filly past the last post.

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A Horse Racing Lesson from the Americas to the World

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on August 7, 2006

Horse racing will now bring the Americas closer together! Top events in the United States will be relayed live to folk in Peru, Venezuela and Brazil, thanks to a satellite system established by Charlson Broadcast Technologies, based in Kentucky. Punters in these Latin countries can place bets and enjoy horse racing as though they were actually track side! This international and 21st century version of the sport can extend to all other countries. Venezuela is especially significant in Charlson's network, for it is hard evidence of how people can get together in peace, their politics notwithstanding.

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