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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...

2014-04-30 20:22:40

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norton Herrick, Chairman and CEO of The Herrick Company, Inc., one of the nation's largest investment firms, and partner in Danza with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, is heading to Churchill Downs with Herrick looking for his second Kentucky Derby crown in the past four years, as the partnership's prized thoroughbred racehorse, Danza, has been named one of the top three favorites to win this year's race, which will be held Saturday, May...

2014-04-29 12:27:41

Wireless DAS Network Doubles in Size to Accommodate One of Nation's Highest-Attended Sporting Events NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectators are anticipated to have little problem sharing the photo finish at the 2014 Kentucky Derby, as Mobilitie LLC, the nation's largest privately-held provider of wireless infrastructure, today announced significant upgrades to the multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Churchill Downs. The neutral-host...

2014-04-28 08:25:32

Thousands Stand to Win Free Cottonelle Products Pending Kentucky Derby® Results DALLAS, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cottonelle is upping the ante at this year's Kentucky Derby with "The Cottonelle Great Finish," a giveaway that will reward up to 15,000 lucky participants with a year supply of Cottonelle products should the No. 1 and No. 2 positioned racehorses finish the race in that order. The odds of the exacta bet hitting are 100 to 1, but one thing that race-goers know for...

2014-04-25 12:23:57

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Come enjoy the magical RyJ by Romeo y Julieta at the Montecristo Social Club Kentucky Derby pre-party with special guest, Hall of Fame Jockey, Pat Day. The event will be held at the upscale Maker's Mark Lounge in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and will include delicious food and cocktails. Tickets are $15 for Montecristo Social Club Members and $25 for non-members. All guests must be 21 or older to attend. Space is...

2014-04-17 08:27:06

LAS VEGAS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading website for baseball handicapping picks, is proud to announce the latest statistics on the baseball success of its membership. The world of baseball handicapping is full of gimmicks and one-trick ponies. The Best Bet on Sports bucks that system by relying on cold, hard data analysis and research to pick winners in America's three major sports. A team of experts pore over the latest news and historical...

2014-04-16 23:13:28

The Boulder Derby Party will host their third annual event to benefit Front Range Hippotherapy. The event will include live races, auctions, music and more. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 It just wouldn’t be a Kentucky Derby party without Bluegrass and horse racing and the Boulder Derby Party is excited to bring both to Folsom Field at the University of Colorado at Boulder on May 3, 2014. Tickets to the third annual Boulder Derby Party are on sale now and will include all food, mint...


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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