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  • Sizing Europe Takes Chase Victory

    In 1959, the Queen Mother Champion Chase was inaugurated and forms part of the annual Cheltenham Festival, hosted by the Cheltenham Racecourse. It is National Hunt Chase, and is a Grade 1 event ...

  • Hystericalady: A Three Million Dollar Horse

    The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale took place on Monday, 3 November 2008, and even though there were a few horses that sold for average prices due to the economic situation, there were ...

  • Concerns Cast Shadow Over Virtual Horse Race Betting

    Idaho’s horse racing industry has not seen an increase in interest with regard to the sport in the last few years. But a company by the name of Capitol Racing and Governor Butch Otter believe ...

  • I Love Handicapping – Part One

    Handicapping is the bread and butter of racing, without it, there would be no racing of any interest whatsoever because the best horses would win all of the time. A handicap is a race for which ...

  • New Season of Racing at Colonial Downs

    While other racing venues were concentrating on the past weekends’ horse racing action, Colonial Downs was preparing for the back to back schedule of their live racing season, which starts today ...

  • O’Brian Possibly Heading to Australia

    Whether or not we see some of the best horses from Aiden O’Brian compete in three of the leading horse racing events in Australia, will all depend on quarantine negotiations. As O’Brian and his ...

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  • National Thoroughbred Racing Association

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is an organization in the United States of America that acts as the chief governing body over thoroughbred horse racing in the country. The NTRA also has jurisdiction over the World Thoroughbred Racing Championship, more commonly known as the Breeders' Cup in North America. A number of other groups, clubs and organizations fall under the National ...

  • Parimutuel Betting

    Parimutuel Betting is an ingenious method, popularly used throughout the world, of pooling bets placed on horse races so as to ensure that bettors are given fair payoff odds and that both the “house” and any applicable taxes are covered before paying out any winnings. The word “parimutuel” itself is a French term that translates to “mutual betting”, which sums up the practice nicely.

  • Horse Racing Handicapping

    Handicapping has an unfair place of importance in modern horse racing. There was a time in the last century when it was the only way of picking winners, but this is no longer the case. We can blame book makers for underscoring handicapping in horse racing with such a bold pencil, because it is integral to their business model! Handicapping separates professionals from amateurs in horse ...

  • Maywood Park Horse Racing Track in Illinois

    If you are looking for great harness racing in Illinois, Maywood Park is hard to beat. This superb half-mile raceway is utilized almost all year round which means that you will be able to enjoy plenty of exciting racing. The year’s racing is only punctuated by a number of short breaks and, when the live action takes a break, simulcast wagering takes over. The track offers 364 days of great ...

  • Aksarben Horse Racing Track in Nebraska

    Aksarben closed in 1995Aksarben (also Ak-Sar-Ben) made a spectacular entrance to the racing industry on 14 September 1920 when the track was opened with four amazing days of horse racing. There were roughly 8,500 people in attendance and the horse race was followed by a day of auto racing that continued to draw huge crowds. When you consider that Aksarben has survived a ban on ...

  • Caring for Horses

    Before buying a race horse, it is important not only to have the financial means, but also to set aside the requisite time resources before committing to such a responsibility. Practical knowledge is also an indispensable part of the horse ownership equation.