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  • Saratoga Celebrates 150 Years of Racing Action

    Saratoga Race Course is celebrating its 150th anniversary this season, and there is plenty of racing action lined up for horse racing enthusiasts during the forty day meet which starts on Friday ...

  • Georgian Downs Heads for Success

    Canadian horse racing track Georgian Downs battled against a number of adverse conditions in their spring racing season. As was the case with a number of other tracks in the country, Georgian ...

  • Harness Racing Community Mourns

    It had started as a fun evening at the races followed by festivities, but the joy and excitement turned into tragedy in the early hours of Monday morning, 11 April 2011, when an accident took ...

  • How Barbaro’s Injury Marks a New Beginning for Horse Racing

    Horse racing is an ancient sport with a dedicated following across the globe. However, it also has a band of detractors who argue against the evils of sports gambling and animal rights. The ...

  • Big Cap goes to Einstein

    Spectators could not wait to see some of their favorite jockeys in action, as six big names descended on the Santa Anita Park Racecourse, to participate in the Santa Anita Handicap, also ...

  • New Proposal for Exercise Rider Licenses

    With racecourse safety being on the forefront lately, the proposal of creating a new license classification for exercise riders, suggested by the California Horse Racing Board, has been welcomed ...

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  • The Legendary Desert Orchid

    The 13th of November 2006 will remain one of the blackest days, in the history of the National Hunt Racing community. Many tears have been cried, and many will still be cried, each time the name Desert Orchid is spoken. This beautiful and elegant gelding was respected by each rider that had ever mounted him, instilled hope into many admiring hearts and injected courage and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Killarney Race Track in Ireland

    Situated in the picturesque countryside of Killarney, the Killarney Racecourse enjoys a reputation as one of the prettiest racecourses in the country. This stunning venue plays host to a number of large races every year and provides ample facilities for jockeys, trainers, owners and the general public. Combined with the natural beauty of the many equine athletes who take to the racetrack, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Modern Techniques for Breeding Horses

    Finding the Right StallionThe breeding process in horse racing can be arduous. However, computers with electronic databases have made the job of finding the right stallion for a brood mare much easier than used to be the case when one had to depend almost entirely on a close circle of contacts.

  • Woodlands Race Track in Kansas

    Notice on the Woodlands Race Track Website: "The Woodlands, Kansas City, KS The Woodlands racetrack has been closed with all live racing and simulcasting ceasing as of August 23, 2008. We appreciate the many years of patronage of our loyal customers and service of our employees. There are currently no scheduled races or special events being held at The Woodlands property. If you need any ...