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Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal - Wheeling Intelligencer

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:53

Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal
Wheeling Intelligencer
NEWELL, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Racing Commission has rejected Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort's proposal to end December horse racing. The commission says Mountaineer should instead reduce the number of daily races throughout ...

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How baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre fell hard for horse racing - SI.com

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:48

How baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre fell hard for horse racing
SI.com
When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, I would tag along to the horse races with my older brother, Frank. And when I was a minor leaguer with the Louisville Colonels in 1961, I went over to Churchill Downs one afternoon. But it wasn't until Don ...

Horse Racing: 10 Expected for the 2014 Travers Stakes - isportsweb.com

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:14

Lady and The Track

Horse Racing: 10 Expected for the 2014 Travers Stakes
isportsweb.com
Led by 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and 2014 Jim Dandy winner Wicked Strong, a field of 10 is expected to be drawn for Horse Racing's “Mid-Summer Derby”, the 2014 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, on Tuesday at 6pm EST at Druthers, ...
Bayern is favorite for Travers StakesMiamiHerald.com
Big Week for the California Chrome ChasersHorse Racing Nation (blog)
Travers probables have workouts at SaratogaHilton Head Island Packet

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Robin Williams as Popeye offered horse racing moment - FOXSports.com

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:30

Robin Williams as Popeye offered horse racing moment
FOXSports.com
Last week saw the passing of one of America's most prolific and talented comedic actors of the past 30-plus years: Robin Williams. Over the course of his three decades in show business, Williams was known as a stand-up comedian, a television actor, ...

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Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:22

Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal
Huntington Herald Dispatch
NEWELL, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Racing Commission has rejected Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort's proposal to end December horse racing. The commission says Mountaineer should instead reduce the number of daily races throughout ...

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Mexico female jockeys vie for spot in horse racing - Salt Lake Tribune

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:20

Fox News

Mexico female jockeys vie for spot in horse racing
Salt Lake Tribune
Mexico City • Elisabeth Garrido stacks bales of hay into the shape of a horse, straps reins around a mock head and sets off on an imaginary but energetic ride, whipping the hay with a riding crop. It's part of the do-it-yourself training for her dream ...
Female jockeys vie for a place in male-dominated horse racing at Mexico City's ...Fox News

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In Mexico, Female Jockeys Work To Break Into Horse Racing - NBCNews.com

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:09

NBCNews.com

In Mexico, Female Jockeys Work To Break Into Horse Racing
NBCNews.com
MEXICO CITY -- Elisabeth Garrido stacks bales of hay into the shape of a horse, straps reins around a mock head and sets off on an imaginary but energetic ride, whipping the hay with a riding crop. It's part of the do-it-yourself training for her dream ...

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Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal - State Journal

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 06:13

Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal
State Journal
At Glenville State College in Gilmer County, lots of energy goes into recruiting the state's high school graduates. Several initiatives, from bringing students on campus for tours and assigning mentors to summer camps, are aimed at getting students ...

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Mexico female jockeys vie for spot in horse racing - Businessweek

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 06:11

Mexico female jockeys vie for spot in horse racing
Businessweek
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Elisabeth Garrido stacks bales of hay into the shape of a horse, straps reins around a mock head and sets off on an imaginary but energetic ride, whipping the hay with a riding crop. It's part of the do-it-yourself training for her ...

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Phoning In Arlington Million Day (Video) - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 05:49

Phoning In Arlington Million Day (Video)
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
With just an IPhone in hand and the IMovie application, I wandered around Arlington Park on Million Day, hoping to give horse racing fans just a taste of the track's biggest racing day - nothing more, nothing less. From the bronze depiction of John ...

Mexico Female Jockeys Vie for Spot in Horse Racing - ABC News

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 21:23

Mexico Female Jockeys Vie for Spot in Horse Racing
ABC News
Elisabeth Garrido stacks bales of hay into the shape of a horse, straps reins around a mock head and sets off on an imaginary but energetic ride, whipping the hay with a riding crop. It's part of the do-it-yourself training for her dream: to be one of ...

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Mexico female jockeys vie for spot in horse racing - Chron.com

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 21:13

Fox News

Mexico female jockeys vie for spot in horse racing
Chron.com
In this July 25, 2014 photo, Sofia Barandela, 28, right, takes the horse she is working out for a practice run from the gate at the Hippodrome of the Americas in Mexico City. Barandela, who has been working as a veterinarian and galloper at the track ...
AP PHOTOS: Mexico City's horse racing track seen as step toward career in ...Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Judy the Beauty wins Rancho Bernardo at Del Mar - Sacramento Bee

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:25

USA TODAY

Judy the Beauty wins Rancho Bernardo at Del Mar
Sacramento Bee
DEL MAR, Calif. -- Judy the Beauty won the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap by 1 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Sunday. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Judy the Beauty ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.63 and paid $4.60 and $2.60. She carried high weight of ...
Reneesgotzip Revved Up for Rancho BernardoHorse Racing Nation
Judy the Beauty wins Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del MarFOXSports.com
'Beauty' a Rancho Bernardo winnerESPN

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Ami's Holiday Captures Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 16:48

Toronto Star

Ami's Holiday Captures Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine
Horse Racing Nation
“We talk a lot about horses not having the constitution that they used to, but this is the culmination of a breeding program by Mr. Dalos interjecting stamina into a race horse. He was a little tired after the Prince of Wales, shipping down (to Fort ...
Ami's Holiday wins Breeders' StakesMiamiHerald.com

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Balance of Power Last-to-First in Iselin - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 15:50

Balance of Power Last-to-First in Iselin
Horse Racing Nation
Drawing Away Stable and David Jacobson's Balance of Power sat last through the early stages before angling out for the drive and wearing down Pants on Fire in the final strides to take the Grade 3, $150,000 Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park before a ...

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The Pizza Man Cools Out Well - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 15:01

The Pizza Man Cools Out Well
Horse Racing Nation
... by California invader Big Kick before sensing that horse's fatigue and pouncing with aplomb en route to victory. "We didn't have a plan of where to be - we just let the race unfold and let him run his race and relax," Brueggemann explained. "He did ...

C. Zee a Prime King's Bishop Contender - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:46

C. Zee a Prime King's Bishop Contender
Horse Racing Nation
For just the fourth time since 2000 and second in as many years, Nick Zito doesn't have a horse to run in Saturday's Grade 1 Travers. Instead, the Hall of Fame trainer will send out a prime contender in another prestigious race for 3-year-olds on the ...

Natalie Victoria the Summer Colony Target - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:46

Natalie Victoria the Summer Colony Target
Horse Racing Nation
Second choice on the morning line at 5-2 is Endless Chatter, who has strung together two straight wins at Parx Racing for trainer and Mechanicville native Chad Brown. The 4-year-old First Samurai filly won an entry-level allowance at a mile on May 27 ...

Viva Majorca, Ulanbator Breeze for Travers - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:15

Viva Majorca, Ulanbator Breeze for Travers
Horse Racing Nation
Ulanbator is a son of Offlee Wild whose lone career victory came against older horses in a one-mile maiden race at Gulfstream on March 20. He was second in the Grade 3 Matt Winn and third in the Grade 3 Dwyer before running fifth of six in the Grade 2 ...

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Charge Now Gets Acid Test in Travers - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:15

Charge Now Gets Acid Test in Travers
Horse Racing Nation
Charge Now won a pair of 1 1/16-mile races - a maiden special weight in March at Gulfstream Park and an entry-level allowance in May at Belmont Park - before finishing seventh at that distance in a sloppy edition of the Grade 3 Iowa Derby in June at ...