Tattersalls Horse Racing Sponsorship of Gold Cup Extended

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on May 1, 2006

Here has been a boost to horse racing among older horses as Tattersalls have agreed to continue their support of the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh Racecourse until 2009. The new three year sponsorship commitment will also increase the total prize money for the Group 1 race to be increased to 300,000 euro from 2007. This is bound to ensure that the Gold Cup continues to attract the very best horses in Europe to the Curragh. The 10 furlongs contest is considered as one of the top middle distances in the international racing calendar and attracts many of Europe's top older horses every year. It is among the highest rated races in the world.

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Too many questions in Kentucky Derby – Horse Racing

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on April 25, 2006

With the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby (Gr.-1) looming just less than three weeks away there are far more questions than answers that fans and bettors alike must take into consideration. The first question that I have for this year's running is this; what is going to happen in the first half of the race?

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ANZAC Day Horse Racing Meet offers Something Special

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on April 21, 2006

The Easter Carnival is just over at Australia's at Royal Randwick Racecourse near Sydney. The next horse racing meet is on Tuesday April 25th which is a public holiday in the country for ANZAC day. This will be an eight race meeting and promises to be exciting. The Australian Jockey Club or AJC will permit free entry for past and present servicemen and women and also to their relatives in possession of their family member’s service medals.

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Melbourne Cup Day – When Horse Racing stops a Country

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on April 17, 2006

Australia's most famous horse racing track, Flemington is also its oldest. Originally called Melbourne Racecourse, it is the most significant heritage horse racing site in the country. There has been horse racing here since 1840, when Melbourne was just a five year old town. Initially there was horse racing only in autumn, but from 1854 the Victoria Turf Club started a spring meeting when the countryside was at its best and weather most dramatic. The VTC hosted the first Melbourne Cup in 1861as a handicap race for two miles with an attractive prize. Around this time the Melbourne Racecourse became widely known as Flemington and nothing in Australia has ever been the same since then.

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Kentucky Derby: Who Will It Be? – Horse Racing

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on April 15, 2006

Not many weeks left for the eagerly awaited Kentucky Derby and besides Brother Derek it is still difficult to decide who the main contenders for this race are. Sinister Minister astounded the competition in the horse racing meet at Keeneland in the Blue Grass Stakes. Derby hopefulls Bluegrass Cat (fourth) and First Samurai (fifth) would have to work miracles to fulfill their earlier promise at the major horse racing event on May 6th.

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The New Entertainment Option in Horse Racing

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on April 14, 2006

Horse racing can provide the perfect backdrop for socializing and entertaining, particularly corporate guests. A private box is an impressive way to play host to a small group and can be very productive too. It provides comfort and luxury with a breathtaking view of all the action on the racecourse. Venues like Newbury in England promote hospitality for small and large groups actively. The private boxes are fully serviced with elevators, rest rooms and Tote betting facilities. They are often provided with a bar, TV's, CCTV and PA system. They are perfect for a small group of about sixteen but can be extended to cater for larger parties up to 100.

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