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  United Kingdom horse-racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horse racing in the United Kingdom is generally of three types, and is a major contributor to the UK economy.
It is thought that the first races to take place in Britain were organised by soldiers of the Roman Empire in Yorkshire around 200 AD, although the first recorded race meeting was during the reign of Henry II at Smithfield, London in 1174 during a horse fair.
Racing has stayed pretty much the same since with the Jockey Club combining with the National Hunt Committee in 1968 and remain to this day the regulators of racing in the United Kingdom, with the British Horseracing Board, (formed in June 1993) responsible for strategic planning, finance, politics, race planning, training and marketing.
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 Horse racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The style of racing, the distances and the type of events varies very much by the country in which the race is occurring, and many countries offer different types of horse races.
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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harness racing, is somewhat popular in the United States and to a lesser extent elsewhere.
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).
Critics, based on rumour, contend these 'lost' horses are killed, but in actuality they are used in breeding, sold to hunters who ride horseback, and for point-to-pointing (another horse sport).
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 Horse-racing Information - TextSheet.com
The style of racing, the distances and the type of events varies very much by the country in which the race is occurring and many countries offer different types of horse-race.
In the United Kingdom for example, there are races which involve obstacles (either hurdles or fences) called steeplechase and those which are unobstructed races over a given distance (flat racing).
The high point of US horse racing is the Kentucky Derby which, together with the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes, form the Triple Crown.
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 Horse-racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Other types of horse race on which wagers are taken include races between quarter horses and between cold-blooded trotting horses.
American thoroughbred races are run at a wide variety of distances (most commonly from 5 furlongs, or 5/8ths of a mile, to 1½ miles and sometimes even longer); with this in mind, breeders of thoroughbred race horses are able to breed horses to excel at a particular distance (see Dosage Index).
The high point of US horse racing has traditionally the Kentucky Derby which, together with the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes, form the Triple Crown for three-year-olds.
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 HORSE RACING FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harness_racing is somewhat popular in the United States, Canada, Australia and Scandinavia, and to a lesser extent elsewhere.
In the United_Kingdom for example, there are races which involve obstacles (either hurdles or fences) called National_Hunt_racing and those which are unobstructed races over a given distance (flat_racing).
In the United_States, races can occur on flat surfaces of either dirt or grass, generally thoroughbred racing; other tracks offer quarterhorse racing and harness_racing, or combinations of these three types of racing.
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 Horse-racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, this horse is from New Zealand, as was Cardigan Bay (horse)Cardigan Bay, a pacing horse who enjoyed great success at the highest levels of American harness racing in the 1960s.
Horse racing: Sheikh Mohammedʼs organisation delayed a decision on Dubawiʼs participation in the Derby and the going must stay as it is for the colt to make the line-up.
Horse racing: Gary Tanaka, one of the leading players in international Flat racing, was arrested by American authorities, accused of stealing clientsʼ funds.
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 Horse Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
Harness racing, is popular in the United States and to a lesser extent elsewhere.
The fate of these 'lost' horses is kept a secret, but speculation is rife that large numbers may be killed.
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 United Kingdom Horse Breeding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Crown horse racing & crown in winners horse love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Horse crown history tripple winners horse shows were held 1937-39 in Brewer Field House and at Stephens Arena 1940-41; these annual horse shows were then discontinued, due to World War II.
Short info: The crown triple racing horse fairgrounds was sold and used as a Methodist camp meeting for several years.
Breeders of crown horse racing in counterproductive and value of crown horse racing judges.
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 Horse Racing Online Odds - UK Horse Racecourses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Her Majesty's Plate, worth 100 guineas was the inaugural event, open to any horse, mare or gelding over the age of six.
In 1779, two gentlemen conceived the idea of a race to establish which horse was the best of its generation.
Little did they realise when they tossed a coin to name the race that they were shaping the future of flat racing and breeding, and setting up the first of the great national sporting icons that capture the heart of both the nation and the world.
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 Scotsman.com Sport - Racing - A horse, a horse, United Kingdom and Prince Ras's horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A horse, a horse, United Kingdom and Prince Ras's horse
Between the wars, he was a national icon renowned for his eccentricity, a racing tipster of such theatricality that even in the days when newspapers carried few photographs and television was in its infancy, he was still the most recognisable racing personality other than the top jockeys.
He is commemorated in the National Horse Racing Museum at Newmarket which has some of his eye-popping jackets, and he is the only racing tipster to have his picture in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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 Newmarket Racecourses - Flying the flag for British Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The town has a unique environment consisting of the world's most extensive training grounds (situated on the world's largest expanse of tended grassland), over 2500 racehorses, some 70 licensed trainers and more than 60 stud farms where the racehorses of the future are bred.
It was the original home of the Jockey Club, remains the headquarters of many national and international racing organisations and boasts two totally separate, dynamic and contrasting racecourses where some of the world's best flat racing takes place each year.
Today Newmarket is thriving, with the modern and imposing Rowley Mile Racecourse, the true "Course of Champions", boasting world class racing and facilities and the stunningly picturesque July Course offering its own unique brand of entertainment over the summer months.
www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk   (197 words)

  
 Horse Racing in United Kindom
Horse racing and general sports magazine with news and views from around the world, articles on breeding, betting strategies, handicapping, systems, big race previews and reviews.
The NTF is the trade organisation responsible for all licensed thoroughbred racehorse trainers in the United Kingdom.
Flat racing all year round; hurdle racing and steeplechasing mostly in winter.
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 Free Horse Racing Tips UK - Horse racing tips for free
Our tipster service is totally free and we provide free horse racing tips daily and weekly for our members on horse racing in the UK and Ireland.Our profit from our free horse racing tips speaks for itself.
After years of trial and error we have come up with a winninghorse racing system for free horse racing tips, and we don’t ask you to pay for it.
We provide tips on all kinds of horse racing but are not particularly strong on the All weather.
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 Cheltenham Racecourse - Home of National Hunt Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From the first fixture in October to the last in May, each of our 16 racedays bring together the very best steeplechasers and hurdlers, trainers and jockeys, and a passionate crowd to enjoy their sport in the most spectacular setting.
Our first big occasion is The Open in November, featuring the Paddy Power Gold Cup; three days over a weekend that blend high quality racing, a host of other entertainments and an opportunity to sample the locality in and around the town.
Whatever the fixture, throughout the season Cheltenham's racecards are packed full of information for every Meeting including the day's runners and riders along with statistics and facts to follow, feature editorials on racing's key characters and memorable photos.
www.cheltenham.co.uk   (529 words)

  
 Aintree Racecourse, Home of the JOHN SMITH'S Grand National
John Smith's Grand National witnessed a fairytale story for the connections of Hedgehunter, winning the John Smith's Grand National in sensational style, some 12 months after falling at the last fence in the 2004 race.
Carrie Ford's ride on Forest Gunner also captured the hearts of the Nation, completing the course to finish an eventual 5th in her first Grand National.
The Tattersalls Enclosure sold out again on Grand National day in 2005, with thousands keen to experience this great British sporting event, a race watched by over 10 million people within the UK and a further 600 million worldwide.
www.aintree.co.uk   (296 words)

  
 Welcome to Ayr Racecourse
Normally holding at least 25 days racing every year Ayr is host to the Scottish Grand National, the Ayr Gold Cup and a host of other valuable races during it's 12 month racing programme.
The highlight of the jumping season is undoubtedly the Scottish Grand National, held in April, just a couple of weeks or so after the Aintree equivalent with many top performers taking in both races.
None have so far emulated the great Red Rum who won both races in 1974.
www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk   (114 words)

  
 Horse Directory. Horses, Horse Riding and the Equestrian Industry
UK equestrian community listing equine services and information for horses and horse riding.
Whether you are looking for a small paddock for your horses and ponies or an new equestrian venture with planning permission.
Whether you're a complete novice or an experienced rider, this is the perfect introduction to an exhilarating sport with horses.
www.horse-directory.co.uk   (219 words)

  
 The Worlds Best Online Equestrian Destination
The International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park
The horses return to Versailles - At the heart of the project, which opened Feb. 24, is a new Academy of Equestrian Performance, where 10 students have begun two-year courses in dressage and in the parallel disciplines of dance, music, fencing and visual art.
The morning riding classes in the stables known as the Grande Ecurie are open to the public, but shows will also be developed that may be performed in the park at Versailles.
www.horse101.com   (110 words)

  
 Racing Chronicle - See Top Class National Hunt Horse Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Racing Chronicle - See Top Class National Hunt Horse Racing
National Hunt horse racing from Aintree, Cheltenham, Kempton, Newbury and Sandown.
See race finishes, the ups and downs of National Hunt racing.
www.racing-chronicle.co.uk   (42 words)

  
 Ascot Racecourse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The official opening will take place on the first day of the Royal Meeting.
Racing is also scheduled for Saturday 27th May and further details of that fixture will be confirmed in due course.
The official hospitality and box packages for Royal Ascot 2006 will go on sale on Wednesday 12th October 2005.
www.ascot.co.uk   (146 words)

  
 Welcome to Ross Manson - Equine Sports Medicine web site
Racing Links: Direct links to over 16,000 web pages which will lead you to almost every horse racing site on the web
These are some special interest links, with links to more than 14,000 other horse racing sites on the web
Links are checked periodically, if you find a dead link please let us know and we will correct it
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 Memorabilia_Horse-Racing-Memorabilia Bargains in the United Kingdom
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