Videos tagged with "pound"

The Boys from Bangladesh: a Great Day out at the Point to Point [01:19]
A group of friends from Newport/Bangladesh have a day out with us at the point to point. Older brother Sanu and Sammi have been before to Chepstow races and enjoy the day out; but this was the first time out for the younger brothers Ranu and Jemal and their mate Navid racing. Ranu used to have a horse when he was younger in Bangladesh and many have suggested he should have been a jockey. The family run the Shoboraj restaurant in Newport which is the local Racing and Point to Point watering/eating establishment for trainers owners jockeys and racing fans. When one hears the media talking of racism in the countryside take it with a pinch of salt !! They will say anything to create moral panic! Racing is a true multi ethnic community anyway from the Maktoums as owners to the gaps in skilled stable staff being filled by Czechs, Poles and many from the Indian subcontinent, Mauritius etc. and owners from all over the world. The boys decided that though they can't gamble for religious reasons what they felt it was good to respect tradition so what they could do is pool a pound each and choose a horse from the paddock they liked the look of and get a friend place the bet for them. If they won they would donate it to charity - and they did! One thing popular at the point to point is to bet a horse without the favourite. They did this three times and won each time at 7/2; 5/2 and 3/1 !! It isn't the gambling that Racing is necessarily about. It is the intellectual challenge of ...
Tags: Newport, restaurant, shoboraj, eliza, model, point, to, horse, racing, lovetheraces, multi, cultural, ethnic, countryside, rural, affairs, Monmouthshire, Chepstow, blog, Howick, jumps, horses, foxhunting, hunting, tradition, values

Kauto Star & Denman:|| The Kings Of Steeplechasing [02:53]
Please read if you have a chance :} This video does not do these magnificent horses justice in any way but I had to make something after watching Friday's gold cup. Kauto Star and Denman, stablemates trained by Paul Nicholls are two of the best steeplechasers since Arkle. Kauto Star, the bay French Bred has won basically everything including two Cheltenham Gold Cups, four King Georges, three Betfair Chases, two Tingle Creeks and many more besides. The massive liver chestnut Denman, bred in Ireland is also known as 'The Tank'. He won the RSA chase in 2007 before dethroning Kauto Star in the 2008 Gold cup. He has also won two amazing Hennessy gold cups under top weight, each time giving around two stone to the runners up. In six consecutive visits to the festival he's never finished out of the first two. Between them they've earned over 3 million pounds in prize money and their rivalry has captured the public's imagination more than any other since Mill House and Arkle. Both have had their problems, Denman underwent surgery for a heart problem after his 2008 gold cup win and subsequently it took him basically a whole season to recapture his old form (which he did spectacularly in the 2009 Hennessy). Kauto has been prone to making last fence blunders which occasionally have cost him races he otherwise would have won. As they've got older, many people had begun to question whether they retained their all conquering form, especially after Denman unseated Tony Mccoy in the 2010 ...
Tags: kauto, star, and, denman, the, kings, of, steeplechasing, horse, racing, horses, jump, cheltenham, gold, cup, 2011, long, run, sam, waley, cohen, imperial, commander, reaching, audio, machine, gol, hennessy, ruby, walsh, thomas, paul, nicholls, thoroughbr

Jockey Fight!-Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano in Fight at Churchill Downs [01:40]
Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano turned the winner's circle at Churchill Downs into an impromptu boxing ring, trading punches moments after the opening race of the Breeders' Cup on Friday afternoon. Borel charged Castellano shortly after the $500000 Breeders' Cup Marathon, angry over a dangerous mid-race move that endangered Borel and fellow rider Martin Garcia. The two jockeys were near the weigh-in station next to the winner's circle when things grew heated. The 43-year-old Borel pointed a finger at the 33-year-old Castellano. The 5-foot-1, 110-pound Castellano then took a swing at Borel, four inches taller than his rival. Security officials struggled to separate the two, holding an enraged Borel who urged them to let him go back at Castellano. It took several minutes for Borel—his eyes bugging out and his face a deep shade of red—to be restrained. In an interview with ESPN as he rode out for the Juvenile Fillies race, Borel said he and Castellano had patched things up. "I want to apologize to everybody," Borel said as he was interviewed aboard Tell A Kelly. "It's over. It's all good. We talked." Borel was escorted to the paddock by eight security officers for that race. A fan shouted, "Kick some (butt), Calvin."
Tags: Calvin, Borel, fight, horse, racing, Jockeys, Javier, Castellano, at, Churchill, Downs.

Secretariat - Part 5 [06:10]
Secretariat (March 30, 1970 October 4, 1989) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse, who in 1973 became the first US Triple Crown champion in twenty-five years, setting new race records in two of the three events in the Series - the Kentucky Derby (1:59 2/5), and the Belmont Stakes (2:24) - records that still stand today. Secretariat was the son of Bold Ruler out of Somethingroyal. He was born at Meadow Farm in Caroline County, Virginia. Secretariat was a large chestnut colt and was given the nickname, "Big Red." Owned by Penny Chenery (aka Penny Tweedy), he was trained by Canadian Lucien Laurin and mainly ridden by jockey Ron Turcotte, along with apprentice jockey Paul Feliciano and veteran Eddie Maple. He raced in Penny Chenery's Meadow Stable's blue and white checkered colors. He was approximately 16 hands 2 inches tall, and weighed 1175 pounds in his racing prime.
Tags: horse, racing, secretariat, penny, chenery, triple, crown, winner, 1970s, bold, ruler, lucien, laurin, ron, turcotte, belmont, stakes, preakness, kentucky, derby, champion, racehorse

Zenyatta schooling in the HP paddock 10/1/10 - game to race! [08:08]
Zenyatta schooling in the paddock the day before the Lady's Secret at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park. At about 4 and a half minutes into this, she hears the start of the second race, and wants to get in there and kick some $40000 maiden claimer #ss. (She had been intimidating them in the paddock, LOL) Mario is masterful calming down this 17.2 hand, 1200 pound excited horse who is rarin' to show her racing skills. Luckily she gets her opportunity the very next day.
Tags: Zenyatta, Oak Tree, Hollywood Park, paddock, schooling, excited, Mario, horse, horse racing, race horse, Thoroughbred, horseman

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

   arlington   attele   australia   barrel   barrel racing   belmont   betting   calder   cars   cavalli   cheval   corse   course   cox   crash   cup   day   derby   dirt   diva   downs   dressage   driver   equestrian   equine   eventing   extreme   flemington   free   grid   handicap   handicapping   harness   harrahs   horse   horse racing   horseracing   horseracingkid   horses   hunter   ippica   jockey   jump   jumping   kart   lap   louisiana downs   makybe   mohawk   moonee   motor   nascar   new   oaks   of   order of finish   parimutuel betting   park   phar   plate   polish   pony   quarter   quarter horse   race   races   raceway   racing   replay   replays   riding   rodeo   selections   series   speed   speedway   sport   sports   stakes   stock   the   thoroughbred   thoroughbred horse racing   tor służewiec   trab   track   training   trav   trot   trotto   turf   valley   wagering   weg   western   woodbine   wyścigi konne   2009   2010  

Horse Racing Events Calendar

December 2014
S M T W T F S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10