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  The History of Horse Racing
Horse racing began to become a professional sport during the reign (1702-14) of Queen Anne, when match racing gave way to races involving several horses on which the spectators wagered.
Wagering on the outcome of horse races has been an integral part of the appeal of the sport since prehistory and today is the sole reason horse racing has survived as a major professional sport.
The conditions under which the horse will be racing include the quality of the competition in the race, the distance of the race, the type of racing surface (dirt or grass), and the current state of that surface (fast, sloppy, and so on).
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  Horse racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horse racing is an equestrian sport which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times are an early example, as is the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology.
The breeding, training and racing of horses in many countries is now a significant economic activity as, to a greater extent, is the gambling industry which is largely supported by it.
American thoroughbred races are run at a wide variety of distances, most commonly from 4.5 furlongs (905 m) to 1½ miles (2414 m); with this in mind, breeders of thoroughbred race horses are able to breed horses to excel at a particular distance (see Dosage Index).
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 Horse Racing - MSN Encarta
Although many two-year-olds race, Thoroughbreds are usually in their prime between the ages of three and five, and horses up to ten years of age have competed successfully.
A male horse that has not been castrated is known as a colt until its fifth birthday, when it is thereafter referred to simply as a horse or a stallion, regardless of its age.
Especially well known are the three classic races for three-year-olds in the United States, known collectively as the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky; the Preakness Stakes, at Pimlico, near Baltimore, Maryland; and the Belmont Stakes, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, near New York City.
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 Racing Pages - Australian Horse Racing
Leading horse trainers are featured on this site along with thoroughbred studs, bloodstock agents, thoroughbred syndicators, TAB information, bookmakers, selections for Sydney racing, form for Sydney and provincial horse racing.
Photographs from the major racing carnivals in Australia are also featured along with fields and riders, results, horse racing publications, Melbourne Cup double charts and many other areas of interest to followers of Australian horse racing.
Horse racing in Australia is rated the 4th largest industry.
www.racingpages.com.au   (183 words)

 Items - Encyclopedia World Horse Racing
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Horse racing
Horse racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology.
American thoroughbred races are run at a wide variety of distances, most commonly from 5 furlongs (1006 m) to 1½ miles (2414 m); with this in mind, breeders of thoroughbred race horses are able to breed horses to excel at a particular distance (see Dosage Index).
During races some jockeys use a crop to hit the horse in the rump to direct their effort and possibly run faster.
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 Horse Racing
The first thing to know about betting on horse racing is that the odds are based on a parimutuel system.
Before the advent of parimutuel wagering, horse race betting was done with bookmakers, or "Bookies".
You have to pick the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place horses in the race.
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 Animal Aid : Horse Racing
Most people regard horse racing as a harmless sport in which the animals are willing participants who thoroughly enjoy the thrill.
Beneath its glamorous façade, commercial horse racing is a ruthless industry motivated by financial gain and prestige.
Those horses who do not make the grade may be killed for pet food, fed to hunting hounds or repeatedly change hands in a downward spiral of neglect.
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 Horse Racing
The race begins when the gates fly open and the riders, with reins in their hands, start to propel their horses around the track.
Continual commentary declares race standings as the roar of the crowd and the sound of stomping hooves fills the air.
After each race, jockeys are shown riding into the winners circle and posing for photos in front of a wreath of flowers.
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 Horse Racing Jokes and Puns
After the race the jockey was so mad he stuck a pin in the horse, then he stuck a pin in the trainer and then the owner.
The trainer tells Lester that this is the worst horse he has in training, it has had 23 races and finished last in all of them, if it doesn't win today the milkman will be using it for deliveries in the morning.
At first the captain was taken aback by the talking horse, but when it insisted it was keen to play the skipper thought it might be a bit of a laugh if he sent the horse out as opening bat.
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 Horse Racing News
Horse Racing News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Saratoga Race Course's first running of The Woodward produced what is believed to be the biggest winning odds in the prestigious stake's 53-year history when 31-1 shot Premium Tap edged Second of June by a...
A field of 16 is expected today to contest the race to run New York's top three race tracks after 2007.
www.topix.net /sports/horse-racing   (679 words)

 Horse Racing Guide
Horse Racing is a sport with partnerships of Jockey and Horse.
There are an infinite number of ways to lose a horse race.
That is the number one rule of horse racing.
www.horse-smart.com /racing.htm   (164 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Sport | Horse racing
Racing publication Timeform has slammed the HRA's proposal to water the Cheltenham Festival course to reduce the risk of death and injury.
Hunt racing is mourning for Arkle jockey and champion trainer David "The Duke" Nicholson, who has died aged 67.
US racing: Favourite Barbaro pulled up early in the second leg of the triple crown with a leg break as Bernardini went on to win.
sport.guardian.co.uk /horseracing   (549 words)

 All Horse Racing | Betting with Confidence
All Horse Racing is one of the leading websites for horse betting and is regularly featured in magazines and newspapers.
Learn the history of horse racing, famous horses and their jockeys, the jargon that makes this the best sport in the world.
It might seem complicated at first, but placing a horse bet is easy to understand and fun to participate in even if you are sitting in the stands or in front of the TV.
www.allhorseracing.com   (931 words)

 Unison.ie / Irish Independent - Irish and World News, Breaking News, Sports, Business, Classifieds
Given that the entire ante-post market had been geared without him and that bookmakers have been slow to reframe it in light of Fabre's remarks, it is impossible to play at this stage.
Reacting to criticism that their markets on that day's racing in Ireland are not sufficiently accurate, the firm argued they can only provide a better service if Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) supply information on non-runners earlier.
Aug 27th: THE Sussex Downs welcomes one of racing's 'talking horses' to its bosom today as George Washington, off the track since May, returns for the Celebration Mile.
www.unison.ie /sportsdesk/horseracing   (941 words)

 British Horseracing Authority :: The 1st place for British Horseracing
All you need to know about racing - info on all 59 racecourses, racing calendar, news, results, weather, special feature articles, competitions and a beginners guide if you’re new to the sport.
Book your horse racing tickets online for any racecourse in Britain and take advantage of special discounts and promotions.
Buy tickets for any racing event in Britain.
www.britishhorseracing.com   (349 words)

 Horse racing
Horse racing's greatest moments brought to life through horse photos and race-used authentic memorabilia.
From Seabiscuit to Secretariat to all the horse racing action of the 2007 TRIPLE CROWN, Bugboys not only brings you horse racing photos but memories as well.
If you don't see the horse you want please email joe@bug-boys.com We hope you enjoy the greatest game on earth, and take home not only a horse photo but a horse racing memory that will last a lifetime.
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 Horse Racing Coverage and News - Los Angeles Times
The daughter of Devon Lane beat maidens in her bow, then won the Cinderella at Hollywood Park less than three weeks later.
Maybe older horses will provide Bernardini with a challenge because 3-year-olds certainly have not.
Before they became among the best their sports had ever seen, Pete Sampras and Tiger Woods were Southern California teenagers performing in old, venerable tournaments.
www.latimes.com /sports/horseracing   (493 words)

 Horse Racing Games with hundreds of great champions - realistic!
If you are a fan of horse racing or want to learn about horse racing, you MUST get this game.
You’ll be playing Horse Racing Fantasy for hours and hours at a time.
Contact us and we will explain why our customers say this is the best of the horse racing games.
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 Virtual Horse Racing - Online Horse Racing Games
If you have ever dreamed of owning a racehorse, but found it all a bit too expensive, then virtual horse racing is just what you've been waiting for.
As a new owners you'll receive a free horse and will be able to enter into special free "Newbie" races for the first 30 days.
Virtual national hunt (jumps) horse racing game that revolves around training for nightly racing action, so you can plan your own training and racing strategy in your quest to become the top trainer.
www.racing-index.com /virtual_horse_racing.html   (653 words)

 GG.COM | Sports Betting, Horse Racing, Casino, Betting Exchange, Gambling and Information Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I was racing at Newmarket last July when All Ivory came home strongly to land a run-of-the-mill handicap at the end of the afternoon and I remember thinking then that he’d be a much better four-year-old than three-year-old.
Looking in need of the race beforehand, Stoute’s charge was simply too strong in the finish for several race-fit and in-form rivals and given that he’s likely to improve physically for that terrific effort, he remains one to follow.
Sent off an unconsidered 50-1 shot, the son of Desert Style was raced in rear but then made good progress through on the rail as the horses ahead of him faded dramatically after seeming to set too fierce a pace.
www.gg.com /racing/news/thelist.php   (698 words)

 Horse racing news - Boston.com
It didn't sound like a concession speech, yet it pointed in an ominous direction: toward the closing of Suffolk Downs, perhaps within weeks, with the prospect of a 2007 racing season at the East Boston racetrack a long shot at best.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- It was a small gesture made at the 1/16th pole by Javier Castellano in a race both jockey and horse knew was over.
A pat on the side of the head and a thumbs-up to the Saratoga Race Course crowd of 40,785, which was witnessing what most of them expected: another overwhelming victory by a horse...
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/horse_racing   (180 words)

 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the owners of Funny Cide boarded a yellow school bus in 2003 to watch their New York-bred delight the racing world by winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, it appeared their wonderful ride was just beginning.
Even after the immensely popular horse failed to secure the Triple Crown, tiring to finish third in the Belmont Stakes, he seemed destined to become one of the great geldings of all time.
ALBANY, N.Y. Four bids were made Tuesday seeking the state franchise to operate horse racing in New York for the next 20 years.
www.usatoday.com /sports/horses/digest.htm   (552 words)

 Horse Racing and Breeding Information from The Blood-Horse
Sunday Racing's Vermilion saved ground on the backstretch and accelerated past the leaders in the final furlong to win the $2.4-million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) by 1 1/4 lengths on Nov. 24, in the process setting a new record on the Tokyo Racecourse main track.
The Maryland Racing Commission has approved the 2008 Laurel Park winter stakes schedule, which was trimmed by two stakes.
What two horses in the 1970s were named champion older male the same year they won the Stuyvesant Handicap (gr.
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 The Best of Maryland Thoroughbred & Harness Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The best and the latest Maryland horse racing information, from thoroughbred racing to harness racing, breeding, jockeys, trainers and owners, latest news blogs and feature articles, and more.
Preakness Stakes 2006, Maryland Thoroughbred and Standardbred Harness Horse Racing
Preakness Stakes 2006, Maryland Thoroughbred and Standardbred Harness Horse Racing The best and the latest Maryland horse racing information, from thoroughbred racing to harness racing, breeding, jockeys, trainers and owners, latest news blogs and feature articles, and more.
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 Oaklawn Jockey Club - Horse Racing in Hot Springs, Arkansas
There is a tiebreaker, which requires you to estimate the win payoff for the winner of a designated race at the assigned track.
Pope is especially excited by the addition of another three-year-old distance stakes race, the Smarty Jones, to this year's schedule.
By swiping your Winner's Circle card at the mutuel windows, horse players at Simulcast will begin building points which will be redeemable for cash at the redemption center, which is located in the Instant Racing/Gaming Room at the south end of the first floor of the grandstand.
www.oaklawn.com   (1724 words)

 Horse Racing - Horse Racing
The Office of Racing Commissioner is mandated to promote the safety, security, growth and integrity of all horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering on the results of horse races, and simulcasting conducted at licensed race meetings within Michigan.
The Office of Racing Commissioner takes its role seriously with regards to watching for ill, aged or injured horses.
Michigan is host to one mixed breed track and four harness racing tracks, bringing the state a wide spectrum of horse racing excitement.
www.michigan.gov /horseracing   (203 words)

 Horse Racing
Whether you wager or not, the stories about thoroughbreds, jockeys, trainers, races and the tracks are poised and waiting at the starting line.
Roman Ruler, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Jerry Bailey, was installed as the early 9-5 favorite in an eight-horse field to capture the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
The Lone Star State’s horse racing industry is falling behind neighboring states because video slots are increasing their revenue and attracting Texas horsemen and residents.
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