Horse Racing Montana – Bad News for Horse Racing

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on March 30, 2006

The financial monopoly of Mather and Company has driven a nail in to Flathead Horse Racing. The County Board, after much controversy, has unanimously voted to drop all 2006 horse racing events at the Northwest Montana Fair. The huge increase in insurance for jockeys has killed the sport for thousands for enthusiastic spectators. It will deprive owners, jockeys, bookmakers and punters to follow their vocations and interests, and will hurt other stakeholders such as breeders in the long run.

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Dubai Horse Racing – Electrifying Horse Racing at Dubai

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on March 30, 2006

Brass Hat must be still wondering what happened last Saturday (March 25, 2006), as Frankie Dettori took Electrocutionist past the entire field in the final stretch for a Dubai win that spectators will savor for a long time.

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TVG and Horseracing TV making history

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on March 30, 2006

Make sure that your Television set has TVG and Horseracing TV access!

These networks have come up with the brilliant idea of covering the forthcoming sale of two year olds at Lexington, which is scheduled for April 18 2006.

Get in touch with us, using our feedback form, or by joining our forum, if you need specific information on program timings. Hurry though, because previews have started already.

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400 Years of Horse Racing History

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on March 30, 2006

The Newmarket area in London has witnessed horse racing since the 17th century. It continues to be a major center for the sport of horce racing and horse racing history to this day, which must be a world record for any kind of outdoor recreation activity. It is similar to the Bluegrass area of Lexington, Kentucky, but two hundred years, and now in the midst of a more urban setting. Native Indians must have enjoyed some form of horse racing before our forefathers arrived on the continent, and it is a great pity that we have no records of this, though Aleutians were known for great skills of horsemanship.

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A Thought for the Driver

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on March 19, 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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Maryland Horse Racing in a Crisis!

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on March 18, 2006

West Virginia and Delaware are set to take away much of the sport betting business of neighboring Maryland. Charles Town in West Virginia is a typical example, lengthening its horse racing season and putting in new slot machines at race courses. Punters and people who enjoy quality recreation are moving their business from Maryland to places such as Charles Town.

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