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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Top Horse Racing At Limerick

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on May 8, 2006

Horse racing and the Irish are almost inseparable and when you add fine food, drink and music to the occasion, it ends up as a memorable day at the races. Limerick Race Course is the venue for flat, hurdle and steeplechase horse racing and is home to the famous Munster Grand National. The curious thing is that the race course has changed its venue to a brand new place while retaining its original name.

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Barbaro…our new hope! – Horse Racing

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on May 8, 2006

"Oh boy, is this great?"

That's what Kent Dorfman said in Animal House many years ago. And it's that same adage that could be said right now about the eye-popping and heartwarming performance that was put up this past Saturday at Churchill Downs when Barbaro, the Florida Derby Champion, found his way to the winners circle in the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby.

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