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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

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,

2014-05-01 12:24:37

California Chrome enters Churchill Downs seeking to extend four-race winning streak WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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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tourtiere
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