Horse Racing An Ancient Sport That Flourishes Today

Horse Racing An Ancient Sport That Flourishes Today

The majestic horse racing has enthralled human beings for thousands of years. Whether it’s the gentle giants’ grace and beauty or their ability to help humans get big jobs done – or both – humans and horses have gone hand-in-hand throughout history. In addition their more useful functions, horses have also been greatly appreciated for their ability to race. In fact, horse racing has been and remains a big attraction. The roots of horse racing date back to about 4,500 BC when nomads from Central Asia first learned to domesticate…

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Jockey Wilson Renwick forced to retire due to injury

Jockey Wilson Renwick forced to retire due to injury

Senior Jump Jockey Wilson Renwick recently announced his formal retirement from profession horse racing. According to BBC Sports, the 36-year-old elite jump jockey is forced to retire due to injuries he sustained in a horror fall that happened last year. Back in May 2015, Wilson Renwick sustained the injuries after a fall at Market Rasen. He came off Sindarban, trained by Donald McCain, on the first flight in the 2-meter handicap BDN Construction Maiden Hurdle. The jockey broke several bones including two vertebrae in his neck, the jawbone, collarbone and…

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Fatality on the Tracks

Fatality on the Tracks

In the most shocking display of a tragedy on the race tracks, Jockey Andrew Thornton had a brutal fall from Utmost Zeal, the name of the horse is ironic in a sense how it made Thornton fall from the saddle on Wednesday. He was racing his horse in the Hay gain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Novices’ Chase for Lawny Hill in Towcester. The fall resulted in a broken collarbone which is going to put him away from the horse racing tracks for about three weeks. In addition, to make…

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Harbour Law at St Leger 2016

Harbour Law at St Leger 2016

Harbour Law is a bay colt. The horse was bred Anthony Oppenheimer’s Hascombe and Valiant Studs. Now, its regular jockey is George Baker. The horse was trained by Laura Mongan who became the first woman to train a St Leger winner. The two were starting as outsiders in a nine-runner field on the 240th running of the St Leger Stakes over fourteen and a half furlongs at Doncaster Racecourse on 10th September. They were marked as 22/1 outsiders. Other runners were including Idaho, Sword Fighter, Houseofparliament, Ventura Storm and Muntahaa….

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Betfred Sprint Cup Festival

Betfred Sprint Cup Festival

The annual Betfred Sprint Cup Festival for 2016 will be held Friday 2nd at Haydock Park in Merseyside, England. This event is looked forward to every year by race enthusiasts and has been popular since its establishment in 1966. Created by the Vernons’s Pools’ heir Robert Sangster, this course originally had the layout of a sharp left turn that was changed in 1979. With the new installations Haydock is what you see now with a straight 6-furlong track, and has been that way since 1986.  Check out our horse racing…

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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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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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