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  • War Pass Claims Victory at Belmont

    This past weekend proved yet again that predicting the outcome of a race has a lot to do with luck. The sport of horse racing has always been a game of hopes, dreams and hot horse racing tips, ...

  • The Low Down on DOD

    In 1986, the term Developmental Orthopaedic Disease, or DOD, was used for the first time. The term is a general description and can be misleading as DOD not only refers to bone diseases, but ...

  • A Tribute to the First Triple Crown Winner

    The level of excitement generated for the Belmont Stakes was largely driven by the hope that California Chrome would become the first winner of the Triple Crown since Affirmed's victory in 1978, ...

  • The Vodafone Oaks

    Not every thoroughbred can withstand the horse racing challenge of the track at the Epsom Downs. That is why feminists should cheer the Vodafone Oaks, for it is for fillies alone! Racecourse ...

  • International Interest in Melbourne Cup

    The Melbourne Cup will be hosted by Flemington Racecourse in Australia on 4 November 2008, and it is one of the most prestigious events of the horse racing calendar. And now, as if an ...

  • Comeback On The Table For Denis Of Cork

    Denis of Cork was foaled in 2005 and is the progeny of the sire Harlan’s Holiday, and the beautiful mare, Unbridled Girl. He was first sold as a yearling at the OBS August Yearling Sale for ...

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  • Ascot Horse Racing Track in Australia

    Horse racing ‘Down Under’ is ‘King Size!’ Major events bring the entire nation virtually to a halt, and results are followed and celebrated with incredible enthusiasm. Love for all sports sets Australians apart, and this applies to horse racing in full measure. Western Australia is a great place for sports, and the premier city of Perth boasts of two expansive racecourses. One of them, Ascot ...

  • History of Horse Wagering

    Horse wagering, or the 'sport' of gambling on the results of a horse race or races, probably goes back as far as the domestication of the horse itself. One of the main reasons for raising and breeding horses was to create stronger, faster, more controllable beasts and this would naturally lead to competing owners testing their horses against one another. If human nature is any guide, both ...

  • Hippodrome Trois Rivieres Horse Racing Track in Canada

    If you enjoy the trill of watching live horse racing, you might well enjoy a visit to the Hippodrome Trois Rivieres. This great standardbred harness racing track in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, offers plenty of live horse racing action as well as absolutely brilliant casino facilities. You can’t go wrong when you visit this excellent track. It has everything you need bundled into one small, neat ...

  • Aksarben Horse Racing Track in Nebraska

    Aksarben closed in 1995Aksarben (also Ak-Sar-Ben) made a spectacular entrance to the racing industry on 14 September 1920 when the track was opened with four amazing days of horse racing. There were roughly 8,500 people in attendance and the horse race was followed by a day of auto racing that continued to draw huge crowds. When you consider that Aksarben has survived a ban on ...

  • Glenn Thompson

    Glenn Thompson was born May 9, 1961 in Long Island, NY. He was raised in Aiken, South Carolina and did a lot of travelling when he was young as his father J.Willard Thompson was a steeplechase jockey and the family followed him from track to track. Growing up in Aiken, Glenn attended the Aiken Preparatory School and was fortunate to be there with an outstanding group of teachers. During ...

  • Barrel Horse Racing

    Though not a typical form of racing, barrel racing is still a very entertaining event. It takes place mainly at rodeos across the United States and is primarily a woman’s sport. Unlike in conventional racing, the rider and horse do not race against several other competitors simultaneously on a straight or oval track. In barrel racing, the horse and rider must race around three barrels which ...