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Horse Racing

Horse Racing: Palace Malice, Prince of Belmont Park

June 10, 2013

In two minutes and thirty seconds, the last of the 2013 Triple Crown races had come and gone. But the look of happiness on jockey Mike Smith’s face was ever-present after he brought three-year-old thoroughbred Palace Malice across the finish line of the 145th Belmont Stakes. Palace Malice gave Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow a run…

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Horse Racing 101: Betting at the Races

May 31, 2013

Horse racing is known as the Sport of Kings but you don’t have to be one to enjoy the thrill and excitement of a day at the races. Still, the track can be a confusing place for beginner betters. You may think a horse is just a horse, but in racing the word technically refers…

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Horse Racing: Orb Glows at Churchill Downs

May 6, 2013

The horse and jockey pairing with the best odds to win the 139th Kentucky Derby was changing even up until moments before posting time. In the end, contender Revolutionary held the top spot, but not the title. It was Orb and jockey Joel Rosario who took home the coveted trophy at the ‘Run for the…

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Horse Racing: Off to the Races, Kentucky Style

May 3, 2013

On Saturday, May 4th, 20 horses will enter the starting gates for their chance to ‘Run for the Roses’ at the 139th annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Considered to be he ‘holy grail’ of all horse races, horses placing first through fifth will receive a cut of the estimated $2.8 million purse. First will…

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Why Thoroughbred “I’ll have Another” is a good Bet

May 23, 2012

Unless you own a horse, thoroughbred racing is probably a sport that you don’t pay much attention to except during the Triple Crown. The Triple Crown consists of three races, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Every year the world watches in anticipation of a horse winning all three races and…

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