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  • Honoring Excellence in American Thoroughbred Racing

    Named in honor of the 18th century British racehorse, Eclipse, the Eclipse Awards were established in 1971 to honor the champions of American thoroughbred horse racing. The Eclipse Awards are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mel Lawson Honored

    Since its inauguration in 1976, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has paid tribute to horse trainers, horse racing industry builders, standardbred horses, thoroughbred horses, jockeys and ...

  • Purim Fulfills a Dream

    At the Shadwell Turf Mile, a Grade 1 race, hardly anyone took notice of a racehorse named Purim. All eyes were on the racing favorites, with names such as Shakis, Astronomer Royal and Cosmonaut. ...

  • Triple Crown: Big Brown

    In June of 1978, Florida-trained thoroughbred Affirmed held off a late charge by Alydar and won the Belmont Stakes, securing the 11th Triple Crown in U.S. horse racing history. As Affirmed was ...

  • Secretariat – The Movie

    Secretariat, sired by Bold Ruler out of the dam Somethingroyal, was foaled in the year 1970 and became one of the most legendary horses in the history of horse racing. His is the story of love, ...

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  • International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities

    The International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities has been established with the purpose of promoting best practices and top regulation on international horse racing matters. Founded back in 1961 by horse racing authorities in Great Britain, the United States of America, Ireland and France, the International Federation has proved a vital player in the horse racing industry.

  • Horse Racing on Local and Cable Television Stations

    People are interested in horse racing for various reasons, perhaps it is because they are interested in betting or maybe they are just keen on seeing thoroughbred horses exerting their bodies to the maximum. Whatever your interest in horse racing there are various forums allowing you to get involved in this popular sport. One of the most common methods is watching horse racing live on TV.

  • 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 ...

  • Horse Shows

    Elegance and Grace to Complement Horse Racing PleasureAlthough thoroughbreds and flat races dominate the world of horse racing, dressage remains it's most enchanting and endearing variation. While dressage steals the limelight briefly during the Olympics, true horse racing enthusiasts enjoy shows throughout the season every year. The spectacle of disciplined and skilled dressage ...

  • Wyoming Racetracks

    Located in the Western United States, Wyoming features the majestic Rocky Mountain West range, while the eastern region of the State boasts the wide open spaces of the High Plains. With the nickname of the "Cowboy State" it is no surprise that horse-related activities are popular in Wyoming and the State's yoming Downs horse racing track, located in Evaston, is a popular venue for live ...

  • Horse Racing in Canada

    Purists may look down upon the Canadian version of horse racing, though the sport does not lack any support from the local population! Whether the experience goes down well or not, there can be no doubt that horse racing in Canada has a feel that is very different from the sport on the other side of the Atlantic! The sport has a very futuristic demeanor in Canada, and perhaps other countries ...