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  • Horse Racing - Should Whips be Banned?  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    Currently in the UK there is a review of British horse racing. It goes under the name of Racing for Change and has been instigated because of the conceived drop in popularity of horse racing especially amongst the younger generation.
  • Horse Racing - Weight  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    In the UK there are basically two types of horse race, handicaps and non-handicaps. In the first an official handicapper allots a weight to each horse running in the race. What he is trying to do is arrange it so by adjusting each horse’s weight they should all finish the race in a straight line.
  • It is not only Manchester City who get Penalties  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    Being a horse Racing Handicapper must be a thankless task. They are given the impossible job of assessing a horses ability and then allotting it a weight that should in theory make the whole field even. I suppose a handicappers idea of heaven is seeing a race he has assessed end with all the horses spread across the track and passing the winning post together.
  • The 5 British Classic Races  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    The five “Classic” races are the highlight of any UK flat racing season and they are restricted to three year olds horses. The first races of the season are The One Thousand Guineas (for fillies only) and the Two Thousand Guineas both run over a mile. In June come the Oaks (fillies only) and possibly the most famous race of all The Derby run over 11/2 miles. The final classic race of the season run over a mile and three quarters is the St Ledger.
  • Horse Racing - The Effect of the Draw  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    One thing that can either make or ruin a race horses chances of winning a horse race is which stall they are drawn in. This is especially true in sprints.
  • Horse Racing - What is handicapping all about?  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    Handicapping a race horse by giving it more or less weight to carry is an attempt to make all the horses in a race finish level. This of course is never achieved but it is a wsay of giving most of the runners a chance.
  • Horse Racing - Racing for Change  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    UK Horse Racing is facing a problem as they look towards the future. Horse racing has not really caught the imagination of the younger generation and there is a fear that the sport’s popularity could decline significantly in the coming years.
  • Discovering The Right Set Of Horse Clippers For Your Hairy Friend  By : James Morgan
    If you are looking for a high quality set of horse clippers, you may be trying to consider the options between purchasing your personal or spending money on a specialist groomer. Horses are an expensive proposition, therefore you need to think through every item that your horses will require and also if it can be done all by yourself.
  • TipsGreat tips for horsemanship  By : Carolyn Robins
    It is crucial to get to know your horse and work with his or her energy. Having a understanding of your horse's personality and needs will really enhance your relationship.
  • Cheltenham Glory With Jockey Richard Dunwoody  By : Gen Wright
    Along with being the most successful Grand National jockey of modern times Richard Dunwoody was also a master at the Cheltenham Festival.
  • Dressage Saddles  By : Jane Smith
    While some of us know which discipline we would like to specialise in, others go all round and dabble in every discipline from jumping to dressage. But which saddle should you choose?
  • Horse Racing - The different types of UK Horse Races  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    To the newcomer to horse racing the many different types of horse race in the UK can be confusing. Here we try and simplify it.
  • Horse Racing - Weight  By : Dave Articlesubmit
    In the UK there are basically two types of horse race, handicaps and non-handicaps. In the first an official handicapper allots a weight to each horse running in the race. What he is trying to do is arrange it so by adjusting each horse’s weight they should all finish the race in a straight line.
  • How to Safely Transport your Horse  By : Lee
    Lorry transport is always expected to be a safe and comfortable one, be it for humans or for horses. Therefore these few tips should be considered to ensure a safe and comfortable journey.
  • Irish Trained Winners Of The Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    Irish trained horses have had an exceptional run at the Grand National over the last ten years but their association goes much, much deeper. The history between them goes back over 150 years with some of the most impressive winners and jockeys being trained on Irish soil.
  • The History Of Aintree Racecourse  By : Gen Wright
    Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, is one of the most famous racecourses in the world and it's 180 year history is as rich and interesting as one could imagine.
  • The Three Founding Sires Of Thoroughbred Racing  By : Gen Wright
    The Thoroughbred is the most well-known breed of racehorse in the world. Apart from racing, Thoroughbreds are also bred - with some strategic cross-breeding also involved - for show jumping, polo, hunting, combined training and dressage.
  • From The Epsom Derby To The Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    Discover which horses have run and won both the Epsom Derby and the Grand National.
  • Horse Blinkers And The Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    Why do some Grand National horses wear blinkers and some don't. Have you ever watched the Grand National horse race and wondered why some of the runners wear blinkers, if you have stop wondering!
  • The Dubai World Cup  By : Gen Wright
    The Dubai World Cup is run every March in Dubai, and is a racing challenge, run over ten furlongs, and has the biggest prizes to match.
  • Kieren Fallon - All Bets Are Off  By : Gen Wright
    Kieren Fallon is the controversial Jockey who's on and off track exploits have made him a household name, loved by the Ladies and feared by the bookmakers.
  • Australian Horse Racing  By : K8
    Horse racing is not only a hobby to many people; it is one of the oldest sports that have been in existence for centuries. It is an equestrian sport, as the name suggests. In the early centuries, Horse Racing was considered a royal sport and aristocratic people.
  • Melbourne Cup 2009  By : K8
    The Melbourne Cup was born following the quest of Victoria Turf Club to put on a good handicap which would rival its counterpart, the Victoria Jockey Club. While 1860s racing administrators were enthusiastic and visionary in many ways, not in their wildest dreams would they have thought the cup would become what we know it today.
  • Star of Texas Rodeo: Austin's Cowboy History Comes to Life  By : Joe Cline
    Showcasing Austin’s proud tradition of rodeo, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo has been in existence since 1938. Originally known as the Travis County Baby Beef Show and held just opposite the Texas state capital building
  • Lester Piggott - The Jockey Legend  By : Gen Wright
    Lester Piggott was the son of a famous Grand National horse trainer and one of the greatest Jockeys of all time. Lester Piggott was born in 1935, the son of Keith Piggott, who was a successful national hunt jockey and a Grand National trainer.
  • Cheltenham Gold Cup Horse Race  By : Gen Wright
    The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of England's greatest sporting events, second only to the Grand National in the steeplechase calendar.
  • The Irish in the Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    The impact of Irish horses and jockeys on the English Grand National. The Grand National is one of the most famous steeplechases in the world, and it was two Irish fox-hunting men, Edmund Blake and Cornelius O'Callaghan who came up with the name 'steeplechase' in 1752.
  • Jockeys and their Superstitions  By : Gen Wright
    Generally Sportsmen and women are known for being superstitious but Jockeys take to a new level. It is a well known fact that jockeys are notorious for their superstitions and rituals, and this is definitely true of the jockeys who race in the Grand National.
  • The history of foul play at the Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    A history of dirty tricks and foul play in the Grand National horse race. Unfortunately in horse racing, like all sports there is sometimes foul play to be found, and it was discovered in the first ever Grand National in 1839.
  • Rules of Entry to the Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    A guide to the rules and requirements for horses entering the Grand National steeple chase.
  • Grand National Lady Riders  By : Gen Wright
    The history of female jockey's in the Grand National horse race. In 1982 Geraldine Rees riding Cheers became the first female jockey to complete the Grand National course and in the history of the race just fourteen women have ridden and just four have completed the course.
  • The rules of Royal Ascot  By : Gen Wright
    Royal Ascot is not only one of the biggest race meeting of the year, it's also one of the biggest fashion parades in the world.
  • Grand National Fallers and Finishers  By : Gen Wright
    Learn more about the fallers and finishers in the worlds most amazing race ~ The Grand National.
  • Red Rum Legendary Grand National Runner  By : Gen Wright
    Red Rum is the Grand National runner who won the Aintree race an unprecedented three times.
  • A brief history of the Irish Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    Brief history of the Fairyhouse Irish Grand National. The Irish Grand National is an annual racing event which takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse. The race was first run in 1870 for a total prize of 167 sovereigns, and the winner of this grand prize was a horse named 'Sir Robert Peele'.
  • The Workings of the Reining Saddle  By : Beth Guide
    The reining event at horseshow's around the country has become a virtual rising star in the horse industry. The reining saddle is designed to optimize the horse's balance, agility and freedom of movement. Reining is an event where winning a single championship at a national competition can make a horse and trainer the buzz of the entire industry.
  • Who Is JP McManus? Race Horse Owner  By : Gen Wright
    J.P. McManus is the famous Grand National race horse owner, learn more about the man.
  • The famous fences of the Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    Learn about the major fences in the Grand National steeple chase race at Aintree.
  • A Dictionary of Horse Racing and Betfair Terms - A  By : Rodger Ewing
    Understanding the nuances of the formbook requires a lot of knowledge about horse racing and betting. In this series i explain the terminology that surrounds horse racing and betting and so help the horse racing and betting enthusiast on their way to profit.
  • What Does Handicapping mean in Horse Racing?  By : Gen Wright
    Learn about Handicapping and how is it used in horse racing. Handicapping is one of the fundamentals in horseracing. If you want to be able to bet on a horse for any other reason than you like the name of the horse, fancy the jockey, or like the colour of his outfit then maybe it's best if you learn a little about handicapping!
  • Long Shot Wins The Grand National  By : Gen Wright
    The 100/1 shot Mon Mome wins the Grand National in style. Liam Treadwell won the John Smith Grand National Steeple Chase during day three of the John Smiths Grand National Meeting at Aintree in Liverpool on the 4th April 2009, riding Mon Mome.
  • Western Saddles Get It Right First Time  By : Norman Stanley
    Before you buy your western saddle have a good think about how you will be using it. Ask yourself what type of saddle you need, a barrel saddle for barrel racing, a trail saddle or just a ranch saddle. Each type of western saddle is designed for a specific task. You wouldn't buy a sports car to go off-road driving.
  • Equestrian Saddles - English or Western  By : Norman Stanley
    Consider the uses for which the saddles were made and it is no surprise that the two saddles are remarkably different. In a small country such as England there are no rolling plains and the countryside is divided up into quite small fields with hedges and fences, horse riding was mainly for hunting and sport.
  • Equestrian Saddle Buying Don'ts  By : Norman Stanley
    Buying an equestrian saddle is a fairly pricey job. A good saddle can cost thousands of pounds but many if not, most of us do not have that sort of money lying around. It is vital to make the most of the budget you do have so here is a little guide on what not to do when buying your equestrian saddle.
  • Western Saddles - A Brief Survey  By : janetra
    The most popular type of saddle, trail saddles are designed for comfort over rough terrain and many miles. Designed for comfort they are lighter than ranch or roping saddles which are designed for heavier work. New materials and features often appear in trail saddles first due to their popularity. Some features include an easy to hold thin horn, a higher fork for stability, a deeply recessed cantle for comfort, wider stirrups treads and padded seats. Rounded or cut out skirts may also be
  • Where Do They Get Those Horses' Names?  By : Ann Knapp
    Secretariat. Man O'War. Affirmed. Barbarino. Whirlaway. Where, you may have wondered once or twice over the years, do racehorses get those crazy names?
  • Great Contemporary Thoroughbred Horse Jockeys  By : Ann Knapp
    Many sports rival it, but you'd be hard pressed to name any competitive human activity harder than being a jockey. There's the food deprivation - the constant training - the danger, even likelihood, of bone-crushing accidents. No wonder that of all athletes, jockeys face some of the highest insurance premium costs in sports.
  • Great Racehorses Of The Seventies  By : Ann Knapp
    The 1970s represents one of the last decades when high-stakes Thoroughbred races dominated the public mind as they had done during the 1920s, '30s and '40s, when great horses like Man O'War, Seabiscuit, and Citation went from being sports-page celebrities to bona fide culture heroes. Take a look at two great stories of '70s horseracing: the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar, and
  • Great African-American Jockeys In American Thoroughbred Racing  By : Ann Knapp
    American sports, like most American institutions, has a history of shameful racism, and this includes Thoroughbred horse racing - as anyone who has scanned the insulting, stereotypical names of some racehorses of the 1920s will confirm. At the same time, one of the inspiring things about sports is that way that, at least some of the time, excellence triumphs even in the face of prejudice.

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