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  • Retirement Plans For Peppers Pride

    When Peppers Pride managed to secure her sixteenth consecutive victory, she made history. She joined an elite group of horses such as Cigar, Hallowed Dreams and Citation, who also achieved this ...

  • Kauto Star – National Hunt Racing

    Kauto Star, pronounced “Kor-toe”, seems to be on everyone’s minds and lips especially concerning the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Kauto Star was born the 19th of March 2000. A French bred horse, Kauto ...

  • Don’t Miss the 2008 Season at Les Bois Park

    Capitol Racing took over ownership of Les Bois Park just over two years ago, and will not only be hosting its third racing season this year, but has brought positive changes to the racecourse. ...

  • Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Carnival 2008

    The Gold Coast Turf Club, in Queensland, Australia, will be hosting the highly anticipated horse racing event of the year – the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Carnival 2008. This magnificent ...

  • New Communications Command Center at Churchill Downs

    With maintaining the integrity of horse racing being of paramount importance, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the Breeders' Cup and Churchill Downs have agreed to the establishment of a ...

  • New Technology for More Humane Horse Racing

    We are now within sight of a more caring era in horse racing. Foals born from now on need no longer have to retire from competition, much less put down because of injuries sustained in the sport ...

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  • Texas Racetracks

    The State of Texas, located in the South Central United States, is readily associated with horses, with many a rancher keeping their herds of cattle in check on horseback. Texas is home to a number of fine horse racing facilities which are enthusiastically supported by competitors and spectators alike. Located around 10 miles outside Austin, Manor Downs is the oldest pari-mutuel horse racing ...

  • 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!

  • Sam Houston Horse Racing Track in Texas

    The Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, is a great place to go for good food, great entertainment and excellent live horse racing. The Sam Houston Race Park hosts both quarterhorse and thoroughbred horse racing and it also has simulcast horse racing so you can always expect to enjoy some wagering action. Besides all this, the race park also has superb restaurants and bars and it often ...

  • 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 ...

  • Australia Racetracks

    Horse racing in Australia was once regulated by organizations such as the Australian Conference of Principal Racing Clubs and the National Office of Australian Racing, which was established in 1990. The role the Australian Conference of Principal Racing Clubs played in Australia can be traced back to the early 1900s, and in 1998 the present Australian Racing Board was established. This is a ...

  • 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, ...