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2014-03-25 12:24:39

BALTIMORE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Racing enthusiasts will flock to Baltimore, MD for the 139(th) Annual Preakness Stakes, part of the Triple Crown, which will be held at Pimlico Race Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.