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  • Fall Meet 2013 at Churchill Downs

    The 124th Fall Meet at Churchill Downs opened Sunday with an eleven-race card, one of which was the Stars of Tomorrow - dedicated to promising two-year-olds. Horse racing fans can look forward ...

  • Kindling New Flames of Public Passion in Horse Racing

    History does not support the spread of horse racing as a popular sport. It has a record of being the preserve of royalty and the wealthy. However, there is no reason why everyone should not ...

  • Ownership Opportunities for Punters

    Founders and developers of the new horse racing related site, Blood-Ex, hope to revolutionize the horse racing industry. It is a site that will offer the public and loyal racing punters the ...

  • Legendary Trainer Greg Gilchrist Retires

    Lost in the Fog is a horse that is remembered by every horse racing enthusiast, as his brief but victorious horse racing career was cut short due to cancer. Winning events such as the Maiden ...

  • Shortened Season Ends on High Note for Canterbury Park

    Canterbury Park's live quarter-horse and thoroughbred racing season drew to a close on Sunday with average attendance for the season recorded at 6,143 - outstripping previous figures for the ...

  • A Filly to Watch

    Sunday, March 12 2006 will be more memorable than most days for top trainer David Hofmans and for owners John and Jerry Amerman as well. The beautiful and spirited Balance, daughter of Thunder ...

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  • International Racing

    Many Americans choose to make an annual pilgrimage to Churchill Downs in order to experience the Kentucky Derby live. Those that can't afford the trip, tune into the race on their TVs. The Derby has been described as "the most exciting event in American Thoroughbred horse racing" and if you've ever been around for the day, you'll understand why. However, the United States of America is not ...

  • History of Horse Wagering

    Horse wagering, or the 'sport' of gambling on the results of a horse race or races, probably goes back as far as the domestication of the horse itself. One of the main reasons for raising and breeding horses was to create stronger, faster, more controllable beasts and this would naturally lead to competing owners testing their horses against one another. If human nature is any guide, both ...

  • Fairplex Park Horse Racing Track in California

    Previously known as the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, Fairplex Park is the home of the Los Angeles County Fair. It also hosts a number of educational, multicultural and entertainment events all year round, as well as a number of great horse races. The fairgrounds are run by the Los Angeles County Fair Association which ensures that the facilities are well maintained and organises many of ...

  • The History of Horse Racing

    The sport of racing horses extends back to the early domestication of horses by nomadic tribesmen in Central Asia. Since that time horse racing has taken place in a variety of settings and by a variety of people.

  • Australia Racetracks

    Horse racing in Australia was once regulated by organizations such as the Australian Conference of Principal Racing Clubs and the National Office of Australian Racing, which was established in 1990. The role the Australian Conference of Principal Racing Clubs played in Australia can be traced back to the early 1900s, and in 1998 the present Australian Racing Board was established. This is a ...

  • Sunland Park Horse Racing Track in New Mexico

    Established in 1959, the Sunland Park Racetrack has enjoyed a long and profitable history. In the 1960s and 1970s the track was one of the main gateways to the East and West when it came to top racing talent. Many a great thoroughbred has shaped its career on the Sunland Park Racetrack and hundreds of racehorses and jockeys continue to jumpstart their careers here today.