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  • Somebeachsomewhere Shines at Awards

    In Canadian harness racing, the O’Brien Awards is a highly anticipated and prestigious event. The awards were dedicated to the late Joe O’Brien. In his forty five years as a driver and harness ...

  • Goldencents Heads for Kentucky Derby

    Run at Churchill Downs over a distance of one and a quarter miles, the Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. The race is sometimes referred to as "The Run ...

  • VLTs Boost Ohio’s Horse Racing Industry

    Following a decade of slow and steady decline, the Ohio horse racing industry is reportedly picking up pace again, primarily as a result of funds generated by video lottery terminals (VLT) ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ancient Horse Racing: Golden Chariots

    It is not exactly known when the first chariot race was held, but it is known that chariot racing was an extremely popular sport in both ancient Rome and Greece. It is said that the Olympic ...

  • Top Horse Racing At Limerick

    Horse racing and the Irish are almost inseparable and when you add fine food, drink and music to the occasion, it ends up as a memorable day at the races. Limerick Race Course is the venue for ...

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  • River Downs Horse Racing Track in Ohio

    The River Downs Racetrack has been entertaining race fans for nearly three-quarters of a century. While keeping up with the changing times, the track has never lost that special atmosphere which sets it apart from most other tracks. Located in Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, River Downs hosts live racing and also enjoys simulcast coverage.

  • Gillespie County Fair and Festival Association Horse Racing Track in Texas

    Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association in Fredericksburg, Texas, runs exciting horse racing events during the annual county fair. The race track at the Gillespie County Fair attracts large numbers of racegoers during the racing season. Eager racing fans can also enjoy a variety of fun activities and events for the entire family.

  • Chester Racecourse in England

    Many horse racing professionals dislike the Chester Racecourse, because it is so full of turns, without sufficient distance for horses to make up on the straight. This left-handed or anti-clockwise track requires special training, and does not suit horses and riders which compete on stamina and strategy. It is essential to get in to the lead early, and to hold it over the bends. The track ...

  • Arkansas Racetracks

    Arkansas’ major horse racing facility is the Oaklawn Jockey Club Racing Track, which hosted its first live horse racing event way back in February 1905. Since the inauguration of this world class establishment, the Oaklawn Jockey Club Racing Track has been the venue of many memorable race meetings and has seen some of the best competitors battle it out on the track. Competitors from all over ...

  • New Jersey Racetracks

    New Jersey boasts a number of spectacular horse racing facilities, such as the Freehold Raceway, Monmouth Park Race Track and Meadowlands Racetrack. The Monmouth Park Race Track, originally established in 1870, is home to breathtaking graded stakes events such as the Matchmaker Handicap, the prestigious Haskell Invitational Handicap and the Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks. Freehold Raceway is ...

  • Maryland Race Tracks

    Located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, Maryland has earned the nickname of "America in Miniature" because of its diverse and stunning landscape, and it is in these picturesque settings that Maryland’s world-class horse racing facilities are found. Established in 1870 and located in Baltimore, the Pimlico Race Course is renowned for hosting the Preakness Stakes, the second ...