Franklin D Suffers Fatal Injury

Franklin D Suffers Fatal Injury

Only last month Franklin D was a massively impressive winner of the Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood. This morning the very sad news was released that Franklin D suffered a fatal injury during a routine exercise at his Newmarket stables. Trainer Michael Bell and his training team were in a state of shock this morning, as Franklin D suffered a break to his hind leg. Bell told the Racing Post “Unfortunately, Franklin D broke a hind leg pastern this morning and couldn’t be saved. It is very sad for all…

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Horse Racing Structure Quick Guide

Horse Racing Structure Quick Guide

Whether you just love watching a good horse race or your looking to stake your claim at the track, knowing the racing structure is a must. Today, I’ll present you with the general structure of horse racing. When you get right down to it, all horse races fall into four main categories: maiden races, claiming races, allowance races, stakes races. Within those categories are various classes, but for this article, we’ll focus mainly on the main categories. Maiden Horse Races Maiden races are my favourite, because as a horse racing…

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Ajman Princess To Go in The Irish Oaks

Ajman Princess To Go in The Irish Oaks

The Ribblesdale Stakes runner-up Ajman Princess, has been supplemented for the Irish Oaks at the Curragh this weekend. Ajman Princess was runner-up to ante-post favourite Even Song at Royal Ascot, so owner Sheikh Mohammed has stumped up the 40,000-euro entry fee. The Roger Varian-trained horse has shown significant progression in her form. Even Song sets a high standard as they head to the Curragh for Saturday’s huge race, but the Varian team feel they can find that extra length and a half to upset the odds. Varian told Varianstable.com “I…

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William Buick – Rise and Fall at the Eclipse Stakes

William Buick – Rise and Fall at the Eclipse Stakes

William Buick races as the first jockey for Coach Charlie Appleby. William came to be a Godolphin retained jockey at the beginning of the year 2015. Born in Norway, William was brought up in a horsey family as his father too was a trainer. He did his first race as a professional in August 2006 and enjoyed his first victory in September the same year. Since then, he has participated in many racing competitions and has won several trophies. His most current success was in the Eclipse Stakes.   It…

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Equestrian History

Equestrian History

The history of this equestrian sport is long and exciting. The sport was reserved for nobles in the early days but, times have changed, and it is now a globally prized event. If you follow horse racing news, then you are aware that there are different types of horse races depending on what part of the world the race is taking place. These races vary regarding distance, racing style as well as the equestrian event. The sport has grown to be a major economic booster, mainly due to gambling, which…

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All The Kings Horses And Horse Racing

All The Kings Horses And Horse Racing

Racing thoroughbreds were the sport of kings and were always an extravagant show of power and wealth. Horse racing is no longer exclusive to royalty today, but it will always be the favourite sports of millions of people all over the globe. How did it start? Gambling and Horse Racing Racing horses, also known as the sport of kings, is one of the most popular sports in different parts of the world. Horse racing has been around for hundreds of years, going back to the chariot races of the Roman…

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Royal Ascot 2016: Day One

Royal Ascot 2016: Day One

Britain’s most famous and awaited race meeting is Royal Ascot. In this race meeting, the finest race horses from all around the world take part and compete. It lasts for five days only and these five days are basically spent socialising. The event is taken as a spectacle of style, fashion and beauty. The event is then broadcasted to the audience from all around the globe. Though it can be seen live on Television, still the charm of having a live experience is very special. This year the event is…

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Breeding Champions

Breeding Champions

Owning horses always have been a symbol of prosperity, but only the horse owners know that keeping a horse and training them is easier said than done. Training the horses is a very difficult task. The stars of the show who make every race complete are the thoroughbred horses. Breeding these animals brings you enjoyment and income at the same time. There are a number of different terms for a horse, depending on three factors: its sex (male or female), its age, and its purpose. This horse racing article speaks…

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Tizzard’s stars set for Punchestown

Tizzard’s stars set for Punchestown

Colin Tizzard’s Cue Card and Thistlecrack look both set to compete at next week’s Punchestown Festival. Cue Card, the winner of the Betfred Bowl at Aintree will once again lock horns with the Gold Cup winner at Cheltenham Don Cossack, with the pair both expected to entered in the Grade One Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup. Joe Tizzard, assistant to his father, said preparation is going well and they are feeling confident of Cue Card’s chances. “Cue Card has come out of the Aintree race really well and…

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Annie Power and Nichols Canyon Are Set To Go Head To Head Again

Annie Power and Nichols Canyon Are Set To Go Head To Head Again

Less than a month after Cheltenham Annie Power and Nichols Canyon, are set to go head to head again at Aintree. The pair have both been entered in the Boom Bar Hurdle on April 7th. The pair met in the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, when Annie Power was all concurring. Trainer Willie Mullins will access the pair over the next ten days, to see how they both are following Cheltenham. “I will see how they how are in about ten days; they are both…

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