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HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released its annual Racetrack Casino Benchmark Report.
ATLANTA, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), is pleased to announce that it has signed new contracts to provide pari-mutuel betting
Values of America Publishing Presents, "Quips, Quotes & Oats: Smarty Jones Talks" PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly published audiobook, "Quips, Quotes &
Unveiling State-of-the-Art Horse Chariots WELLINGTON, Fla., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Stathis Enterprises (SE) and the World Chariot Racing Federation
DALLAS, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc., holding company of Business First Bank (www.b1bank.com),
Renowned racetrack and host of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, has tapped mobile enterprise communication company Lua to power the 141st annual Kentucky Derby New
SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Apr. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bloom Racing Stable announced the hiring of Rich Cristiano as Director of Racing.
ATLANTA, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), is pleased to announce that Apuesta Hipica y Deportiva Iberia S.A.
KILDARE, Ireland and DUBAI, UAE, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pat O Donovan, assistant trainer in the Jim Bolger yard, has won the Irish Racing Excellence Award at the
KILDARE, Ireland and DUBAI, UAE, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Soon-to-retire 19-time UK Champion National Hunt Jockey, AP McCoy, will present the trophies at the inaugural
The Thoroughbred is a breed of horse that was developed in England during the reigns of King Charles II, King William III, Queen Anne, and King George I. The foundation stallions of the breed, two Arabians and one unknown breed, were imported in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and although nearly 160 Oriental stallions were used in its development, these three horses were the most prominent. These were bred to native mares from various breed, including the Irish Hobby,...
The Standardbred horse is a breed of horse that was developed in the United States of America. It was developed for the purpose of trot racing, which became popular in America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Selective breeding began when breeders chose horses that would result in the fastest Standardbred horses as possible, including the Thoroughbred, Morgan, Hackney, and Norfolk trotter. One of the most influential early foundation horses for the breed was Hambletonian 10, a...
The Kisber Felver is a rare breed of horse originated in Hungary. It was developed by crossing Thoroughbreds with Furiosos, Trakehners, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Selle Francais horses. During World War I and World War II the horse became endangered by over half of the breeding stock taken for use in the wars. In 1853, the Kisber stud was formed producing Thoroughbreds and racehorses, eventually developing the Kisber Felver within the last hundred years. In 1947, 150 horses were...
The Italian Trotter is a breed of horse developed specifically for harness racing in Italy. Thoroughbred stallions were crossed with French Trotters, Russian Trotters and American Standardbred mares over the last 100 years to develop the Italian trotters of today. This was done to blend speed with stamina, resulting in a physically strong and fast horse. The Italian Trotter stands up to 68 inches high and is very athletic. The most famous Italian Trotter was named Varenne, who held the...
The Furioso-North Star is a breed of horse originating in Hungry. Two stallions contributed to the development of the Furioso-North Star. A Thoroughbred named Furioso was bred with Hungarian mares beginning in 1841. The second stallion was a Thoroughbred named North Star who was bred with local mares of Norfolk Trotter descent. The Furioso bloodline was a riding horse and the North Star bloodline was a driving horse. These two breeds were kept separate until the late 1800s when they were...
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