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2015-04-13 00:20:19

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

2015-04-12 12:20:08

KILDARE, Ireland and DUBAI, UAE, April 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The short-list of nominees selected for the top five categories in the inaugural Irish Stud and Stable Staff

2015-04-07 04:22:48

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction has begun on the $145 million luxury waterfront condominium community of AZURE.

2015-04-01 23:05:20

The Horse Farming industry has benefited from increased prize money offered on local races and from the use of shuttle stallions by large players to boost the quality of locally bred horses.

2015-03-31 12:29:54

LONDON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning provider of turnkey sports betting solutions SBTech has announced the 3rd multi-year extension of their successful

2015-03-31 08:38:34

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2015-03-19 16:27:12

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two of the most accomplished jockeys in Kentucky Derby(® )history -

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2015-03-05 16:24:59

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2015-03-03 08:29:43

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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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gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'