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2014-05-13 23:01:55

The Kentucky Derby has been called, "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports." A lot can happen in those two minutes, including the potential for injury to both horses and professional jockeys. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The Kentucky Derby is a time for fanfare, amazing styles, and the thrill of watching 20 horses race to the finish line. Along with all the pomp and circumstance comes the potential for injury, either on behalf of the horses or even the professional...

2014-05-12 08:26:53

LONDON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Channel 4 broadcaster joins online bookmaker ahead of blog microsite launch Horseracing's ultimate glamour girl Emma Spencer has joined leading online bookmaker 888sport as a tipping expert and ambassador. Spencer, Channel 4's foremost flat racing presenter, was unveiled as 888sport launched its brand new sport and racing content microsite, betting.888sport.com. Broadcaster Spencer, who lives in the heart of flat...

2014-05-08 12:25:50

Expanded DAS Deployment by Mobilitie Successfully Supports Record Data Traffic Usage During One-Hour Period at Nation's Highest-Attended Sporting Events LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From the opening of the gates to the thrill of the final race, the wireless network at Churchill Downs kept the collective 260,000 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks attendees well connected this weekend. What helped make this possible was a unique wireless network configuration called a...

2014-05-05 04:22:41

ATLANTA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), will feature the latest technologies for digital pari-mutuel wagering at the 35(th) Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong. During this global racing forum organized by the Asian Racing Federation, Sportech will showcase new wagering products designed to significantly improve the consumer experience and allow licensed racing operators to expand distribution and offer new wagering...

2014-05-02 16:23:38

Allowing millions of people to place their bets on the Kentucky Derby, and more, with just a few clicks NEW YORK, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the Digital Age, it was only a matter of time before horse racing went online. So, this weekend, there are three Notre Dame brothers that will be paying close attention to the Kentucky Derby. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83819 Graduates Bill, Walter, and Tom Hessert created DerbyJackpot.com, the first social horse-betting...

2014-05-01 16:27:06

Fastest growing participatory sport takes important step towards global unification BOSTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Race, Inc., the world's leading obstacle racing company, today announced the selection of legendary adventure race icon, Ian Adamson (www.ianadamson.com), to lead the International Obstacle Racing Federation (IORF) (www.ObstacleRacing.org). The IORF, the creation of which Spartan Race also announced today, will serve as the international governing body of...

2014-05-01 12:24:37

California Chrome enters Churchill Downs seeking to extend four-race winning streak WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced that four of its member organizations - USA North 811, along with partners Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DigAlert), Dig Safely New York and Kentucky 811 - have partnered to sponsor jockey...

2014-05-01 12:22:34

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby marks Ram Truck brand's fifth year as exclusive automotive partner -- Ram serves as Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby -- Fans attending weekend races will be immersed in the Ram Truck brand experience, including truck displays, video board integration, signage and posters, and Ram-branded giveaways -- Television, print and digital...

2014-05-01 04:22:00

A Toast to the Sport of Kings with Vodka Crafted from the Fruit of Kings CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE® Vodka will toast the best of thoroughbred horse racing, for the tenth consecutive year at the 140th Kentucky Derby. This year, the most exciting two minutes in sports coincides with the launch of the brand's newest expression, GREY GOOSE Le Melon Flavored Vodka, crafted with Cavaillon melons from Provence, France. One of the world's sweetest, most...

2014-04-30 23:15:17

Horse Racing Nation Releases “DerbyVille,” a Virtual Racing Stable Game for Fans Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 As Kentucky Derby 2014 approaches, Horse Racing Nation is releasing DerbyVille.com, a virtual racing stable game for fans of thoroughbred racing. Players will be able to breed, own, and race real horses of past and present, as well as view animated races and race replays. “It’s the fans chance to breed, own and train their very own horses,” said Mark...


Latest Horse racing Reference Libraries

Thoroughbred
2014-08-12 13:54:44

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,...

Standardbred Horse
2014-08-12 13:34:30

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...

Kisber Felver horse
2014-06-17 08:51:36

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...

Italian Trotter
2014-06-16 11:59:00

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...

Furioso-North Star
2014-06-16 09:19:23

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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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