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  • New Life for Stradbroke Week

    The Stradbroke Handicap is a race that has been a part of the Australian racing industry since 1890. It was named in honor of legendary architect Lord Stradbroke, and was catapulted into the ...

  • Darley Stud to buy Australian Breeding Empire

    The Ingham family name is synonymous with horse racing in Australia. It is an empire that was built over forty years in the business, and grew to be one of the leading bloodstock and breeding ...

  • A Glimpse at the 2010 Triple Crown

    Each year, three year old horses from across the world gear up to take on the prestigious Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The Triple Crown consists of three races, and winning all three is ...

  • North Dakota Seeks to Rejuvenate Live Horse Racing

    Officials of the North Dakota Racing Commission are lobbying for the Legislature to approve tax incentives to lure high-stakes horse racing gamblers back to the state, many of whom left almost a ...

  • 2010 Pacific Classic

    One of the most anticipated racing events on the Del Mar Racecourse's racing calendar is the Pacific Classic Stakes. It is an annual event that is open to horses three years old and older, and ...

  • Victory for Davis

    Robbie Davis retired as a jockey in 2002 with more than three thousand victories to his name. Because of his twenty-one years in the horse racing industry, he knew that the job is not without ...

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  • Turf Paradise Horse Racing Track in Arizona

    It all started in 1954 when a businessman by the name of Walter Cluer bought 1,400 acres of barren desert and set about realising his dream of building a first-class race track in Phoenix. Cluer was a millwork founder, a manufacturer and a horse owner, but even though he’d enjoyed so much success in other fields, many thought his latest project was badly timed and destined to fail. They ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Track Conditions and Surfaces

    On any given day, the type and conditions of any race track surface can play a significant role in the outcome of any horse race. Over time, a race horse will establish a record of performance that sometimes will reflect a preference for certain track conditions. For example, the term “mudder” refers to a horse that seems to perform better in wet or muddy track conditions. On the other hand, ...

  • Horsemen's Park Horse Racing Track in Nebraska

    A picturesque little track located on ‘Q’ Street in Omaha, Nebraska, Horsemen’s Park is the perfect spot to enjoy some leisurely betting or to simply enjoy a day at the races. Many jockeys and trainers also find that Horsemen’s Park is a starting ground for youngsters to begin their careers since the track does not draw such large crowds, as do many other larger tracks, though the atmosphere ...

  • Northfield Park Horse Racing Track in Ohio

    Rated as one of the country’s premier harness racing facilities, Northfield Park has the distinction of offering year-round live harness racing. Races usually take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays but you should check ahead before heading out to the track. Northfield Park also has full-card simulcasting which continues on an almost year-round basis.