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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 December 2018)

Flat Race jockey legend Lester Piggott admitted to the hospital Piggott, 83 has been admitted to the hospital although his family states that it is nothing more than precaution. Maureen Haggas cleared any doubts regarding his health and stated that he seems fine after a visit on Monday. Piggott though has had issues with his heart in the past, but for now the 9-time Epson Derby winner seems to hold on fine. Affectionately known as the ‘Long Fellow’ due to his stature and unusual adaptiveness to the flat race, Piggott…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 4 November 2018)

Successful trials meant City Centre Horse Racing can become a reality soon   The drama around City Centre may finally unfold, and the outcome may come as a merry news to all horse racing enthusiasts in and around London. At Aintree, three mock races were conducted albeit low on intensity, but the three and a half furlongs across the Grand National Course. Organizers felt enthusiastic about their chances of conducting races at high streets, and the track for the trials were laid and taken off within 18 hours, while they…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 3 November 2018)

Cartier Racing Awards results announced Roaring Lion has bagged the honour of Horse of the Year and edged past stablemate Enable. John Gosden, the trainer also had a memorable night after he bagged his Roaring Lion the top prize, and in the process helped himself achieve the feat 4th time in 5 years. Roaring  Lion bagged the three-year-old colt award, while Enable bagged the older horse award after winning the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the second time.   Stradivarius and Too Darn Hot were…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 November 2018)

Cross Counter shines at the Melbourne Cup The British bred horse was at the helm of affairs after a convincing win at the Melbourne Cup and sealed Godolphin’s name in the history books. Jockey Kerrin McEvoy was extremely delighted with how Cross Counter had performed. This is McEvoy’s third club trophy. In a field of 24, Cross Counter set ablaze an otherwise rain drenched two-mile track at the Flemington Recourses. Cross Counter is the first English-trained horse to have won the coveted Melbourne Cup, and cashed in $2.8 million in…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 4 October 2018)

Idaho voters are now faced with the prospect of reviving historical horseracing November 6 marks the date when supporters of Proposition 1 will lock horns in courtroom conundrum with the opposition. The voting about to held in Blaine County will see racing machines incorporated at Idaho Race Tracks. It would also bless them with a greyhound race track in Post Falls. Much like the old school machines, bettors’ wager, first, second, and third-place bettors will be displayed on the machine. Save Idaho Horse Racing, the group fighting for the decision…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 October 2018)

Dominating Complexity in the Champagne Stakes Complexity, trained by Chad Brown, seemed to a definite winner in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes worth $500,000. The potential star went wire to wire and in the process maintained an astounding lead throughout the track scoring a maiden victory at the tracks of Saratoga. The offspring of Maclean’s Music definitely looked like an unchallenged competitor with jockey Jose Ortiz on its back, posing a lead of three full lengths off the turn after galloping the first half mile in only 45.31. Code of…

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Laytown Races and everything about it

  Irish Stew and Whiskey may be the two mainstays of Ireland’s history, but one would be foolish enough to forget horseracing and its role in Irish culture. The recent depression in popularity may have plagued other European countries, but Ireland never gave up on their good old chap. Traditions and races are still being followed, and one such tradition cum race is the Laytown Race. Europe’s only beach horseracing event, and although it takes only a few hours, its yearly editions are a huge hit among the natives and…

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Tales of bizarre events across the horseracing community

  The bizarre luck of Chris Meehan Some people have bad lucks, some even experience worst lucks in their lives and then there is the case of Chris Meehan. The jockey experienced the most unusual of accidents on 19th of July, 2016. Taking part in a hurdle event in Merano in Italy, Chris Meehan accidentally fell off his saddle. The fall was a bad one, as, Meehan’s face connected with the horse’s hoof which led to breaking of his nose and jaw. The 22-year-old jockey was knocked unconscious after the…

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Ireland and their love for horseracing

Horseracing is more than a source of entertainment and money to any Irish, and it is embedded deep inside Irish history. The tradition is age old and has been part of Irish culture since the dawn of time. Known for their stamina and acceleration, Irish horses can make any of their counterpart sweat in any competition. History books suggest horseracing to be a part of Ireland since turn of 100 AD, and many coherent records vouch for it. Much like sports in Rome, where spectators would encompass the whole stadium…

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Pegasus World Cup from the eyes of major trainers

  Major trainers are looking to horns with each other as the Pegasus World Cup nears. Many of them are yet to decide on their prized assets, but their intention remains clear. Bob Baffert is yet to select his trump, and one can expect him to show his hands by the next month. Bob has the luxury to bring any one or two to saddle in the World Cup Invitational and World Cup Turf. Todd Pletcher has fixed his eyes on Audible, who brought him success in Florida Derby(G1) and…

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