Horse Racing Gazette

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Twin Winners

HORSE RACING: Sly has two winners in the space of 10 minutesThorney trainer Pam Sly celebrated two winners in the space of 10 minutes over the hurdles yesterday, November 10.Fullards, a winner on his last outing at Fakenham in March, came home a 16-1 winner of the 3.30pm at Lingfield under Gerard Tumelty and it wasn't long before Sly was celebrating again.San Antonio, who showed promise over hurdles two years ago, was ridden to a 9-1 victory by David Dennis in the 3.40pm at Bangor.Fullards jumped better than 11-8 favourite Wee Anthony to win by three-quarters-of-a-length.Although normally a front-runner, he was held up until hitting the front with two hurdles to go and then kept on well under pressure from the favourite.Sly's representative Louise Allan said: "Fullards seemed to be carrying a fair bit of condition and we thought he might have needed the run."That should have put him right now for the future."San Antonio has been running on the flat recently but made a pleasing return to hurdles.He was always prominent and was never troubled after taking the lead with three hurdles to go.09 November 2006

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Rare but happens. It is important to keep an eye on the trainers as well as the horses.


Dick

Friday, November 03, 2006

Bernardini & Barbaro

The Breeders’ Cup, where nearly all the top horses in the world compete to determine the best of the best, features eight races worth $20 million at Churchill Downs on Saturday. All eyes will be on one race and one horse – the $5 million Classic featuring the sensational Bernardini.

Journal Gazette | 11/03/2006 | Breeders’ Cup bittersweet without the injured Barbaro

Some interesting info on injured horses, specifically about this year's Breeder's Cup.


Dick

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Horses and Sheikhs

Thoroughbred racing has regularly thwarted the aspirations of the richest princes, tycoons and bluebloods, people whose money can buy success in any other endeavor. The late trainer Woody Stephens often used to say: "You can't buy this game."

The Seattle Times: Sports: Horse Racing Commentary | How the sheikhs are buying a sport

An interesting article on how Arab sheikhs are buying their way into American horse racing events. Also, check out the distinctions made between dirt-oriented pedigrees and European grass runners.


Dick

Sunday, October 29, 2006

2:00.0 Seconds

A privately held international gaming company, today announced the Annual Breeders’ Cup Special. The one-day event takes place at different locations each year with the 2006 series being held at Churchill Downs.To celebrate the 22nd Breeders’ Cup, All Horse Racing is offering a risk free bet on the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.Risk Free Bet: * Will the winner of the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Classic finish over or under 2:00.0 seconds?

Free Breeders' Cup Bet Offered at All Horse Racing

2002  Volponi 2:01.39  Jose Santos
2003  Pleasantly Perfect 1:59.88  Alex Solis
2004  Ghostzapper

1:59.02 (a)

Javier Castellano
2005  Saint Liam 2:01.49  Jerry Bailey

Incase you are interested, here are the results of the last four winners of the Breeders' Cup. It's pretty even, so what do you think?


Dick

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Phar Lap

The mystery surrounding the fate of Australia's most famous racehorse looks set to have been solved - 74 years after his death.

BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Australian racehorse 'poisoned'

A reader from Australia sent this one in. Apparently Phar Lap was killed by arsenic poisoning, though they are still debating whether it was injected arsenic or from steroid-enhanced feed.


Dick

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trainers

Racing's hottest trainer (The Age)

John O'Shea is fully focused as Racing To Win prepares to work at Moonee Valley in preparation for Saturday's Cox Plate (above). Photo: Vince Caligiuri


Interesting article about the psyche of a horse trainer.


Dick

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Passion

Sarah Flannery grew up with two passions: horses and writing.Now the University of Kentucky senior is hoping to launch a career as an equine journalist after enrolling in what could be the nation's only journalism course on writing about the horse industry.

"I wasn't quite sure at first, but the more I learn in this class the more I think it's right for me," Flannery, 21, of Verona, said in an e-mail interview.

Flannery is one of seven students enrolled in "Writing for the Equine Industry," taught by Dan Liebman, executive editor of The Blood-Horse, a Lexington-based weekly magazine that covers thoroughbred racing and breeding.

UK helps writers saddle up for horse beat

I have a lot of respect for people who find and know what they arepassionate about. It reminds me of how I started and how hard I had towork relying on nothing but my passion for horse racing.

People who live off horse racing rely on people like Ms. Flannery to giveus the most up to date info and the daily scoop on whats new and tellus about changes in the world of horse racing. I hope she has asuccessful career in equine journalism.

Dick


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Monday, October 23, 2006

Breeder's Cup?

For those of you that aren't aware, the Breeder's Cup Classic is one of the premier horse races in North America.

Dick

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