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  • Adjustments to the 2012 Irish Racing Schedule

    Curragh Racecourse is the host of the famous Irish Derby that is currently being sponsored by Dubai Duty Free. It is a Group 1 event for three-year-old horses and is run over a distance of 2 414 ...

  • Function of the Alberta Breed Improvement Program

    Improving the breeding and quality of horses is the main focus of the Alberta Breed Improvement Program. By evaluating certain characteristics in a particular horse, the evaluators are able to ...

  • Arlington Million Stakes on the Horizon

    Taking place on August 16 at Arlington Park, the Arlington Million Stakes is a prestigious event in its own right, as well as being a springboard for the winner to compete in the Breeders' Cup ...

  • Curragh – The Home of Irish Horse Racing

    The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare is synonymous with Irish horse racing. The very first race in Ireland took place here in 1741 and it has remained the head quarters of horse racing in Ireland ...

  • Weekend of Disappointment for Cousin Vinny

    Nothing is cast in stone when it comes to horse racing. As with any athlete, horses are also prone to injury, bad days and bad luck. This weekend proved the unpredictability of horse racing once ...

  • Disappointment for Animal Kingdom

    The Belmont Stakes was a very disappointing event for Animal Kingdom and his connections. He was a very strong contender for the race, but got bumped just out the starting gates, and the ...

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  • Nick Wilby

    Nick Wilby writes for Cheltenhamfestival.net, an award-winning horse racing news website.

  • Turfway Park in Kentucky

    Located near Erlanger, Kentucky, Turfway Park is a thoroughbred flat racing track which conducts two meets every year and which offers 365-day simulcast coverage of tracks across the country. It hosts a large number of stakes races during the fall and spring and as a result has gained quite a reputation in the racing industry.

  • Harrah's Louisiana Downs Horse Racing Track

    Harrah's Louisiana Downs is situated on a 350 acre plot in Bossier City of Louisiana. Originally opened in 1974, Louisiana Downs race track has developed into a full-fledged horse racing and casino establishment. As a premier venue, Harrah's Louisiana Downs is all about gaming action with thrilling live horse racing, slot machines, great dining and much more, every day of the week.

  • National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame situated in Saratoga Springs of New York is a fantastic establishment introducing people of all ages to the exciting world of horse racing. Inside the National Museum of Racing visitors will have a wonderful time exploring the interactive programs, memorabilia, exquisite equine art and countless displays giving insight into the history of horse ...

  • Theory of Handicapping

    Handicapping is the practice of adding weight to horses in an effort to equalize their performance. This may appear at first glance to contradict the basic theory of horse racing, in that the fastest horse should win and not be penalized based on their past performance.

  • California Racetracks

    California is one of the largest horse racing hubs of the United States of America, and racecourses such as Santa Anita Racecourse and Del Mar Race Track are extremely well-known. Host to a variety of Grade 1 racing events, California’s horse racing is promoted and protected by the California Horse Racing Board. The board oversees a variety of facets of the horse racing industry, such as ...