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2014-03-24 12:25:56

New Grandstand Terrace, Hospitality Venues, Friday 'Fillies & Lilies Party' Part of Derby Experiences Offering LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Churchill Downs Racetrack ("CDRT") and QuintEvents® have reached a multi-year agreement in which the Charlotte, N.C. company will continue to serve as the historic track's Official Partner Agency for the marketing and fulfillment of travel experience packages to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the...

2014-03-18 23:22:16

Lucky Buddha Beer Raises the Ante on Warren Buffett: Best Bracket Wins Beer for Life Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Contact: Matt David 202-507-1758 Today Lucky Buddha Beer announced its own college basketball challenge: Lucky Buddha Beer for life for the best bracket. “Lucky Buddha Beer didn’t like that you had a better chance of getting struck by lightning on a sunny day then winning Buffett’s challenge. If you have the best bracket, we believe you deserve beer for life. We...

2014-03-18 08:28:19

LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading sports handicapping website, is proud to announce the return of March Madness picks along with a company record of $11,000 profit in the first 16 days of March for college basketball picks. "2013 March Madness college basketball picks increased our customer's bankrolls drastically," explains Managing Partner Mike Byrd. "Using an average of $100-$200 a pick. In the last 16 days of March our college...

2014-03-12 12:27:39

Early Times Named "Official Drink of Kentucky Derby 140®" LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 27 years, the Early Times Mint Julep has proudly served as the "Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®." In celebration of this, Early Times Kentucky Whisky continues its tradition with the release of the 2014 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/CL81819 Available beginning in March 2014, the one-liter pre-mix bottle...

2014-03-06 16:24:55

Kentucky artist's artwork featured on Kentucky Derby 140 bottle LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodford Reserve®, the "Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®" is honoring this year's Run for the Roses with the release of its 2014 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. This year's limited-edition Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle features the artwork of local Louisville artist David O. Schuster. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/CL77723 Schuster's...

2014-02-21 23:25:46

Proceeds to Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, Holy Angels Athletics & Eye on Jacob Foundation. Orange, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The 47th Annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation. Sponsored by J. Paul Reddam’s...

2014-02-14 12:27:11

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a group of citizens, businesses, ranchers and conservation groups filed comprehensive Objections to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine. The 284-page filing details the Forest Service's failure to "fully comply with numerous federal and state laws, regulations, policies and other requirements" in its analysis of the environmental and economic impacts of...

2014-02-07 23:03:54

The Body Archer Back Stretching Chair is the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift Idea for Couples Looking to Get Healthy, Fit, and Flexible Together Burbank, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Every year, couples struggle with what to get their partners for Valentine’s Day. Add a tie to his already vast collection? An expensive bouquet of flowers for her, that will die a week? Couples struggle with finding the perfect, memorable gift that truly says, “I care about you.” Now couples can try...

2014-02-05 12:25:57

LONDON, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ditto Music, the groundbreaking digital distribution service for independent musicians, has chosen London as the location for its fourth global office. Ditto Music [http://www.dittomusic.com ], which has over 60,000 Independent artists on its books, already has one UK office in Liverpool. Its other branches are located in Nashville, USA and Melbourne, Australia. The brainchild of musicians Lee and Matt Parsons, the London office...

2014-02-05 08:26:56

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading sports website, is proud to announce a record $11,000 profit to begin a calendar year. "College basketball picks is a huge money maker for our clients," explains Managing Partner Mike Byrd. "Our basketball handicappers had a tremendous month picking college basketball picks with over a 63% win rate." The Best Bet on Sports (http://www.thebestbetonsports.com) believes in quality on top of quantity with...


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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