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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.

2014-04-17 08:27:06

LAS VEGAS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading website for baseball handicapping

2014-04-16 23:13:28

The Boulder Derby Party will host their third annual event to benefit Front Range Hippotherapy.

2014-04-08 20:20:53

Visit SHOTOVER's Booth at NAB to Experience Why the K1 Has Become Hollywood's Top Choice for Aerial Cinematography LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SHOTOVER, the maker of high

2014-04-04 16:22:22

Ticketability.com has released its inventory of Belmont Stakes tickets for sale, and horse racing fans are delighted by the price reduction.

2014-04-04 16:21:48

LAS VEGAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading sports handicapping website, is proud to announce company record of $15,570 profit for March 2014 sports picks. "March

2014-04-04 08:23:24

CHENGDU, China, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This April 6th, racehorses from the Emirates will enjoy the fabulous turf in Wenjiang District in Chengdu, which has been nursed here throughout

2014-03-27 23:28:45

“Benefits Of Kiwi On Health,” a new report on the website HealthReviewCenter.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of kiwi, and some reasons to eat it. Seattle,


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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