Articles posted January 10, 2008

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Horse Racing May Return to China

Horse Racing May Return to China

Mainland China authorities are reportedly paving the way for the reintroduction of horse racing with legal betting, with the city of Wuhan to host a test run after the Beijing Olympics. Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that the central government had approved the establishment of regular horse racing at the Orient Lucky City racecourse in the capital of Hubei province this past September, and was considering the introduction of gambling on the races next year.

Ricardo Wins 10,000th Race

Ricardo Wins 10,000th Race

Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo rode his 10,000th winner Jan. 9 at Hipodromo San Isidro in Buenos Aires, becoming the first rider in history to do so.

Victory Pool Exits in Big A Stakes

Victory Pool, third in last year's Affectionately Handicap, gives the $75,000 stakes for fillies and mares another whirl in her final career start at Aqueduct Jan. 12.

U.S. Cavalry Charging into Maturity

U.S. Cavalry Charging into Maturity

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

Ken and Sarah Ramsey's latest star, U.S. Cavalry, showed maturity and grit when capturing the Turfway Prevue Stakes on Jan. 5. The gelded son of Officer has yet prove whether he can handle longer distances, but his pedigree suggests the potential is there.

Blood-Horse Launches Stallion Tour

Blood-Horse Launches Stallion Tour

Blood-Horse Publications has announced the launch of its Blood-Horse New Stallions Tour, a specialized online video library available on BloodHorse.com and BloodHorseNOW.com.

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Horse Park Receives Eclipse Award

Horse Park Receives Eclipse Award

The Kentucky Horse Park, longtime home of the late John Henry, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award, presented by the National Turf Writers Association, Daily Racing Form, and the NTRA.

ESPN Racing Series Begins Mar. 22

ESPN Racing Series Begins Mar. 22

"NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby" will air on the ESPN networks beginning March 22 as the racing industry counts down to the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 10.

Kentucky Tracks Discuss Casinos

Kentucky Tracks Discuss Casinos

Representatives from Kentucky's Thoroughbred racetracks pitched legalized casino gambling to a state legislative panel Jan. 9, and suggested they haven't decided whether gambling halls would be located at tracks.

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