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  • Galileo’s Filly Fetches Record Price

    Retired to stud in October 2001, the racehorse Galileo continues to make the news from time to time, the most recent being related to the price tag of a filly he sired. The as yet unnamed filly ...

  • Great Come Back for Positive Response

    The John Battaglia Memorial Stakes was inaugurated at the Turfway Park Racecourse as a preparation race for the Lane's End Stakes in 1982. It is held on a dirt track and is for horses three ...

  • Fortune Finds Victory with Lucarno

    One of the most anticipated races at the Newmarket Racecourse in the United Kingdom, during July, is the Princess of Wales’s Stakes. Run over a distance of 2 414 meters, this flat racing event ...

  • Poker De Sivola Surprise

    The Gold Cup Chase, now known as the Bet 365 Gold Cup, was inaugurated at Sandown Park in 1957, and is a National Hunt Chase that is open to horses that are five-years-old and older. It has ...

  • Santa Anita Weekend Magic

    The Santa Anita Racecourse was opened in the year 1934, and the very next year the Santa Anita Handicap was inaugurated. It has remained a very popular horse racing event for horses that are ...

  • New Partnership for More Horse Racing Viewership

    Internationally horse racing is set to get even more global. Horse racing from several race courses are broadcast live to many countries of the world. A new television channel, Racing World ...

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  • Scioto Downs Horse Racing Track in Ohio

    Scioto Downs has provided superb harness racing facilities for more than 45 years. Some would say that the track has enjoyed a distinguished past as it has seen many of superstars of the sport competing on the track. Today a number of racing greats have made Scioto Downs their home ground and you can always expect to enjoy good racing at this raceway. You may even spot a favourite horse, ...

  • Brighton Race Course in England

    Brighton Racecourse is perfectly situated just on the outskirts of the colorful city of Brighton and alongside the stunning blue sea. All through the year Brighton Racecourse offers spectacular views of Brighton Marina and Sussex Downs, a lovely setting for a day at the races. A popular leisure venue, Brighton hosts some 20 race meetings as well as a number of other events. Since Brighton ...

  • A Brief History of Handicapping

    Handicapping is a relatively new development in horse racing, having been introduced in the mid-19th century. The origin of the practice is credited to one Admiral Henry John Rous, a steward of England’s historic Jockey Club, who in the 1860’s devised the Weight for Age Scale (often abbreviated to WFA).

  • Genetics in Race Horse Breeding

    New Trends in Breeding Horse Racing ChampionsBreeding improved animals has always fascinated horse racing lovers. It has become a time honored tradition to extend the life of male horses particularly as studs, long after they are too old to race, or even slightly injured. Many wagers are placed on the basis of ancestry, rather than evidence of current performance.

  • Horseracing Photo Album

    To horse lovers and racing enthusiasts, there is nothing quite like seeing that favourite horse streak across the finishing line. It's an immense display of power and speed as the 1000 pounds or more of horse flesh pounds down the race track at speeds in excess of 50 mph, coats gleaming and clad in bright colours.

  • Colin Sinclair

    Colin Sinclair age 50. Stays in Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire, Scotland with wife and children. Recently retired after a 30 year career with Strathclyde Police. Now a stay at home dad looking after my 3-year-old daughter. A life long fan of horse racing, ever since playing truant from school to go to Lanark races in the mid '70s. Was always a member of racing clubs etc. On retiring ...