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2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Poster Unveiled

2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Poster Unveiled | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The 2013 official Kentucky Derby Festival poster unveiled at a 'premiere party' Wednesday features an array of vibrant colors across a starry night sky and showcases the festival's symbolic Pegasus in flight.
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Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) — A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned...
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Second place... by a beak! Seagull beats horse into third place after it photobombs tight finish at Brighton race course

Second place... by a beak! Seagull beats horse into third place after it photobombs tight finish at Brighton race course | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The bird swooped down to clinch second spot by a beak after it photo-bombed the dying seconds of a horse race.
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Under The Stronach Group’s ownership, Gulfstream no longer content to go silent in the summer - MiamiHerald

Under The Stronach Group’s ownership, Gulfstream no longer content to go silent in the summer - MiamiHerald | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
If Gulfstream’s pending deal with Calder receives state approval, Gulfstream could have a year-round monopoly on thoroughbred racing in South Florida — which would be a boon for the Stronach Group.
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Elegant in pink, the Queen and Prince Philip make it a Royal Ascot

Elegant in pink, the Queen and Prince Philip make it a Royal Ascot | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Dressed in a light pink ensemble, The Queen looked elegant as she arrived alongside the Duke of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot in Berkshire today for the fifth and final day of racing.
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Breeders' Cup is coming to Del Mar in 2017

Breeders' Cup is coming to Del Mar in 2017 | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
In 2017, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will come to Del Mar for the first time, according to racing industry sources. An official announcement on a three-year hosting plan is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Santa Anita.
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Meet Frank, the 3-month-old wonderfoal; offspring of the legendary horse, Frankel

Meet Frank, the 3-month-old wonderfoal; offspring of the legendary horse, Frankel | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The three-month-old foal was bought by Michael Vincent Magnier, who runs one of the most prominent bloodstock operations in Europe.
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Triple Crown Hindsight: California Chrome's Hoof Bulb Injury in Pictures

Triple Crown Hindsight: California Chrome's Hoof Bulb Injury in Pictures | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
A photographic review of the hoof injury that may have been a factor in California Crown's 2014 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown defeat. Comments by horseshoer Judd Fisher.
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NBC boosts buildup for Belmont

NBC boosts buildup for Belmont | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC and its cable sports affiliate have twice as much time set aside for coverage of Saturday's Belmont Stakes than they did last year, antic...
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In the Complex Battle to Achieve the Perfect Dirt, Belmont Park Requires an Army of Caretakers

In the Complex Battle to Achieve the Perfect Dirt, Belmont Park Requires an Army of Caretakers | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The mile-and-a-half racetrack at Belmont Park, which has unusual aspects ranging from its length to its running surface, requires a great deal of maintenance.
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Belmont retooled; stars aligning for Triple Crown on Saturday, June 7.

Belmont retooled; stars aligning for Triple Crown on Saturday, June 7. | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Panza celebrated California Chrome's charge to Preakness Stakes victory three weeks ago like most fans at the packed Pimlico Race Cour...
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Copper-penny colored California Chrome is a horse of a uniting color

Copper-penny colored California Chrome is a horse of a uniting color | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
John Harris owns an agricultural empire of beef and pistachios, and a hotel known to most Californians who have ever traveled Interstate 5 through the Central Valley, but on a recent day his attention was fixed on a message spelled out in red Solo cups.
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A Bonus California Chrome Can’t Win

A Bonus California Chrome Can’t Win | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
From 1997 to 2005, Visa USA offered a $5 million reward to any horse that could claim racing’s Triple Crown. But none did.
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Triple Crown 2014: California Chrome's groom, Raul Rodriguez, may be the man with the golden touch

Triple Crown 2014: California Chrome's groom, Raul Rodriguez, may be the man with the golden touch | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Chrome trying to complete the Triple Crown with a win Saturday in the Belmont Stakes
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California Chrome's groom is in the spotlight!

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Untapable puts finishing touches on Haskell preparations - Handicappers' Edge

Untapable puts finishing touches on Haskell preparations - Handicappers' Edge | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Untapable puts finishing touches on Haskell preparations
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In Hawaii a hot Thoroughbred is now a cool sport horse

In Hawaii a hot Thoroughbred is now a cool sport horse | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
After three years of persistence, a 15-year-old Honolulu equestrian and her spirited Illinois-bred Thoroughbred have proved the skeptics wrong. People who used to wonder if Jenna Neher wasn’t a bit...
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Retired racehorses that may have been abused, injured come to Wallkill to be rehabilitated by inmates.

Retired racehorses that may have been abused, injured come to Wallkill to be rehabilitated by inmates. | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Retired racehorses that may have been injured, abused or neglected come to Wallkill Correctional Facility to be rehabilitated by inmates.
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It's Ladies' Day at Ascot! Eccentric dresses and celebrities spotted

It's Ladies' Day at Ascot! Eccentric dresses and celebrities spotted | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Ladies' Day is as much about excited racegoers pulling on their fancy frocks and eye-catching super-sized hats as much as it is about the racing itself.
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Royal Ascot 2014 Photos: A Royal Family Day at the Races

Royal Ascot 2014 Photos: A Royal Family Day at the Races | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie join the fun too.
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Royal Ascot 2014: The biggest meeting in the Flat calendar is here

Royal Ascot 2014: The biggest meeting in the Flat calendar is here | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The countdown to one of the most iconic summer highlights of the British sporting and social calendar has begun. In just three days time, Ascot Racecourse will open its gates for five days of world class racing, pageantry, high fashion and fine dining.
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A Belmont guide for race fans of every breed.

A Belmont guide for race fans of every breed. | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
With 10 stakes races on the card, every type of horse-racing fan can prepare for the big day—from just understanding what's going on to trying to make some cash.
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California Chrome and the Triple Crown Fix

California Chrome and the Triple Crown Fix | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
If California Chrome wins at Belmont, he’ll be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
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A Solution to Horse Racing’s Medication Problems, By Sid Gustafson, DVM

A Solution to Horse Racing’s Medication Problems, By Sid Gustafson, DVM | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
With on-track pharmacies, everything would be recorded, cutting down on inappropriate treatments that have led to breakdowns and doping.
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Making the case to race California Chrome after the Triple Crown

Making the case to race California Chrome after the Triple Crown | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
If Chrome wins the Triple Crown, should his owners keep running him?
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Graphic: Inside the headgear used in horse racing - The Boston Globe

Graphic: Inside the headgear used in horse racing - The Boston Globe | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

"Mother Nature designed horses for speed and flight to stay alive. This includes a commanding field of vision to detect predators and an instinct to react when scared or surprised. Much of the headgear worn on race day reins in their natural instinct to keep them running straight toward the finish line. How a racehorse's gear helps control the head..."

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Colt Will Break From No. 2 Post at Belmont Stakes in Bid for Triple Crown

Colt Will Break From No. 2 Post at Belmont Stakes in Bid for Triple Crown | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Chrome, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s race at Belmont Park.
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