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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Top Pick for Easter Weekend Horse Racing

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on April 13, 2006

The $1 million Arkansas Derby is scheduled for just before 5 pm, Central time on Saturday April 15 2006. The event will be broadcast live on Television, and more than 50 thousand people are expected to watch it at the race track. It is one of the crown jewels in the American horse racing calendar.

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A Good Friday Date for Horse Racing Lovers

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on April 12, 2006

Visits to stables help punters get free horse racing tips from stable hands, riders, trainers and owners, who they do not get chances to meet during event days. Days when the lay public can drop in to observe top race horses at close quarters also serve to raise awareness of and following for this ancient sport.

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Horse Racing Returns to Boise, Idaho

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on April 11, 2006

Horse racing enthusiasts had a bad time during the 2005 season due to an interruption in live events at Boise in Idaho. Lariat Productions, which had operated horse racing in this beautiful city on the banks of a river, with tall mountains on the horizon, was asked by County officials to withdraw at the end of the 2004 season. It took a year for Capitol Racing to step in and to take over. Horse racing will recommence in Boise on the fifth of next month, and the season will continue throughout summer with almost 50 days of events.

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