The Illinois Formula for Horse Racing

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on June 2, 2006

The very State which drew dollops of dollars away from horse racing to other forms of gambling in the early 1990s, has decided that it is time for pay-back. Governor Blagojevich has recently given effect to a law which will divert a share of all casino receipts for the next two years to increase winnings for horse racing events, and to improve race tracks as well.

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Doomben: Racing to the Future – Horse Racing

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on May 29, 2006

The Brisbane Amateur Turf Club is one of the leading horse racing clubs in the southern hemisphere. It was created in 1923 on a swampy marsh, which had a creek running through, earning it the nickname, The Creek. In the early days its main attraction was the historic Albion Park horse racing course which is now a trotting venue. Since 1997, the Club has been known as the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC). Albion Park was originally established as a venue for horse racing in the mid 1880's. The race track then measured only about three and a half furlongs. In the 1890s the circumference was increased to six furlongs. The ownership of this lovely horse racing track, Albion Park changed hands many times but eventually it was taken over in 1933 by the Brisbane Amateur Turf Club.

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How Barbaro’s Injury Marks a New Beginning for Horse Racing

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on May 22, 2006

Horse racing is an ancient sport with a dedicated following across the globe. However, it also has a band of detractors who argue against the evils of sports gambling and animal rights. The horse racing industry in the United States has been most responsive to public concerns, and strives to improve matters to the extent possible.

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Curragh – The Home of Irish Horse Racing

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on May 12, 2006

The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare is synonymous with Irish horse racing. The very first race in Ireland took place here in 1741 and it has remained the head quarters of horse racing in Ireland and one of the country's premier sporting venues. Curragh means place of the running horse and even before horse racing started here, the area where the racecourse stands today was used for chariot racing way back in the third century. Located less than an hour from Dublin, The Curragh horse racing season runs from March to October. Considered to be the best venue for flat races in the country, the major races run here include all five Classic Races featuring the Boylesports Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas, Budweiser Irish Derby, Darley Irish Oaks and Irish Field St. Leger. The first Irish Derby took place here in 1866.

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Irridescence Triumphs at Hong Kong Horse Racing

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on May 10, 2006

South Africa is emerging as a serious horse racing country with several horses worth following. Irridescence, a horse with strong South African links emerged triumphant at the HK$14m QE2 Cup at Sha-Tin racecourse in Hong Kong. Irridescence runs in the colors of American syndicate Team Valor, but his owner Barry Irwin, is a big supporter of South African racing.

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New Partnership for More Horse Racing Viewership

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on May 9, 2006

Internationally horse racing is set to get even more global. Horse racing from several race courses are broadcast live to many countries of the world. A new television channel, Racing World owned by Racing UK, was launched in early March this year and has proved to be very popular with racegoers who have the opportunity to watch live horse racing from several venues including Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita Park and Turfway Park. This will increase during this year's spring and summer season when more horse racing Associations enter into agreements with the channel.

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