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  • Russell Baze: The Winningest Jockey

    As the jockey holding the record for the most wins in the history of North American horse racing, Russell Baze is the focus of a recent in-depth profile by the New York Times. Entitled simply ...

  • Spell-Binding Victory for Magical Fantasy

    As spectators and trainers settled in for the running of the prestigious Group 1 Del Mar Oaks, no-one paid much attention to the name Magical Fantasy which was on the contender list of the ...

  • Bucking a Trend – Horse Racing

    The British Horseracing Regulatory Authority and the Irish Turf Club will defy a large section of public opinion that considers steeplechases and making horses jump over hurdles to be inhumane, ...

  • Synthetic Surfaces Under the Microscope

    With the Breeder’s Cup looming and the fact that Rachel Alexandra will not be attending, the talks about synthetic surfaces have begun again. It is a known fact that principle owner of Rachel ...

  • 400 Years of Horse Racing History

    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 ...

  • Saratoga Racecourse Under Threat

    One of the most historic horse racing facilities in the United States of America is the Saratoga Racecourse. It opened its doors on 3 August 1863, and was also mentioned by James Bond author, ...

  • Union Rags Headed for Riches

    It was an exciting day at Belmont Park this past Saturday (8 October 2011), with an unforgettable performance by Union Rags in the Champagne Stakes. The talented 2-year-old colt won the stakes ...

  • Santa Anita Park will host the 2008 Breeders’ Cup

    The year 1986 marked the first time the Breeders' Cup was held at the Santa Anita Park in Southern California, and once again the 2008 Breeders Cup will be held here during the silver ...

  • Jockeys in Summit Spotlight

    This week, the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit brought new suggestions and recommendations to light to create a safer environment for horse racing. Over the years horses have been the ...

  • Mongolian Horse Racing – An Unusual Cross-Country Event

    Every year hundreds of spectators gather together at a stadium to watch the start and finish of a magnificent horse race. But this is no thoroughbred flat race – it is a hard-hitting ...

  • Inglorious Takes Queen’s Plate

    Inaugurated in 1860, the Queen's Plate is a thoroughbred horse racing event that is the oldest in Canada's racing history. It is run over a distance of one and a quarter miles, and is for horses ...

  • Preakness Stakes Fever Runs High

    Since the inauguration of the Preakness Stakes in 1873, at the Pimlico Racecourse in Maryland, it has become the race to look out for, as it determines whether there is a horse that is in the ...