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  • Nail-biting Racing at Travers Stakes

    Spectators were on their feet at Saratoga Racecourse on Saturday, 23 August 2008, as the final stretch of the Grade 1 $1 million Travers Stakes became the scene of determination, disbelief, ...

  • Dr McDreamy Surprise for Southern Rocketop

    Harness racing will be igniting the Du Quoin State Fair on Saturday, 30 August 2008. During the race one of the industry’s hottest two year olds will be trying to redeem himself from a ...

  • McCoy Reigns Supreme

    An ad campaign has been running to show support for jockey Tony McCoy and his horse racing career achievements. All the support and over six hundred and fifty votes, saw McCoy walk away with the ...

  • Possible Return of Horse Racing to China

    The glitz, glamour and excitement of horse racing has been absent from China since 1949. In a country where gambling is a favorite pastime, many residents in China have resorted to illegal ...

  • Lava Man Retires

    Since the news broke that there was talk of retiring Lava Man just over a week ago, fans have been waiting anxiously and hoping that the magnificent horse would return to horse racing. But on ...

  • Knowhere Victorious in Old Roan

    The Aintree Racecourse was a hive of activity on Sunday, the 26th of October, as hundreds of spectators filled the racecourse in support of the racing action. One of the anticipated events for ...

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  • How to Care for a Brood Mare

    Breeding is essential for the future of horse racing, but even those without a passion for the sport can appreciate the pleasure of caring for a brood mare. Pregnancy and birth in horses are joyful occassions, with horse owners discovering new and new and long-lost friends when they announce that a brood mare has conceived!

  • Online Horse Racing - Online Betting

    Online gambling has changed forever with satellite coverage of horse racing from all over the world, with facilities for punters to enjoy gambling online. Horse racing betting has always been popular because it gives you the chance to win money while enjoying electrifying sporting action.

  • 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).

  • Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois

    Located in Cicero near Chicago, Illinois, Hawthorne Race Course has a history stretching back to 1890 when Chicago businessman, and owner of 1890 Kentucky Derby winner Riley, Edward Corrigan, bought a plot of land and constructed a grandstand and horse racing track. The opening event in 1891 featured a five-race card, one of which was the Chicago Derby. Today, Hawthorne is the oldest ...

  • International Racing

    Many Americans choose to make an annual pilgrimage to Churchill Downs in order to experience the Kentucky Derby live. Those that can't afford the trip, tune into the race on their TVs. The Derby has been described as "the most exciting event in American Thoroughbred horse racing" and if you've ever been around for the day, you'll understand why. However, the United States of America is not ...

  • Balmoral Park Horse Racing Track in Illinois

    Balmoral Park in Crete, Illinois, is a popular year-round harness racing track that has been running since 1925. Boasting excellent racing events, top steeds, brilliant drivers and excellent facilities, Balmoral Park race track also hosts simulcast racing, so the good times never end.