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  • Affirmed Handicap 2010

    The Affirmed Handicap was originally run under the name of the Silver Screen Handicap, and saw its name changed in 1993 to honor the magnificent racehorse Affirmed. Affirmed won the Triple Crown ...

  • Oklahoma Hall of Fame

    Oklahoma has contributed greatly to the horse racing industry, going back as far as the early 1900’s, yet few people are aware of their achievements. From famous horses being bred in Oklahoma, ...

  • New Ways to Enjoy Horse Racing During Winter in the U.K

    “Too bad, the horse racing season is coming to an end”. What can be worse than hearing this refrain amongst friends? Modern horse racing tracks and drainage systems have made horse racing ...

  • 2009 Eclipse Awards Nominations

    The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, located in Beverly Hills, California, will be the venue for the prestigious Eclipse Awards Ceremony on 18 January 2010. It will be the 39th celebration of horse ...

  • Buying and Owning a Standardbred

    Most Standardbred horses, as with Thoroughbreds, are bred for one purpose - racing. Their specific conformation and characteristics are suited to their sporting requirements, thus Standardbreds ...

  • Heatseeker Aims for the Hollywood Gold Cup

    The Grade 1 $750 000 Hollywood Gold Cup has been a part of the racing schedule at Hollywood Park Racecourse since 1938. Its inaugural race was won by the magnificent Seabiscuit, and over the ...

  • Timonium Auction of Dreams

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic auction took place at the Timonium Fairgrounds on 19 to 20 May 2008, and nothing could stop the crowds from attending, not even the rainy skies. With over three ...

  • Starting Gate Training – Why and How

    Unfortunately, all the sales talk that company representatives use to sell a starting gate does not guarantee that a race horse is going to enter them. Trying to reassure a race horse that it ...

  • Future of Toe Grabs Cut Short

    The main function of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is to investigate pressing issues within the horse racing industry and to do the necessary research to provide solutions and ...

  • Aqueduct Racecourse Makeover

    The Aqueduct Racecourse in Queens, New York, is a part of the city’s history as it was officially opened in 1894. During 1959 the track was rebuilt, and over the years renovations and ...

  • How Barbaro’s Injury Marks a New Beginning for Horse Racing

    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 ...

  • Weekend Hussler Sets Sights on Liston Stakes

    The $200 000 JJ Liston Stakes will take place on Saturday, 14 August 2008, at Caulfield Racecourse. With Weekend Hussler’s trainer, Ross McDonald, looking to take the Caulfield Cup-Cox ...