Equine Guelph announces recipients of 2021 tuition awards

Equine Guelph announces recipients of 2021 tuition awards Equine Guelph has announced the recipients of its 2021 tuition awards. Katelynn Rourke is the recipient of the Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award and Vanessa MacDonald has received the Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award. Selected for their love of horses, commitment to their welfare and desire to learn, both winners will receive two online courses through Equine Guelph valued at $549 each (Certificates are available in Equine Science, Equine Welfare and Equine Business – six courses complete the certificate). Rourke comes from a…

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Can Honeysuckle Land Back to Back Champion Hurdle Titles?

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Can Honeysuckle Land Back to Back Champion Hurdle Titles? The Irish-trained mare Honeysuckle is undoubtedly one of the most popular horses in training. After switching from the Mares Hurdle to the Champion Hurdle last season, she won in great style to further enhance her reputation at the top of the game. The strength of her success in 2021 is reflected by her current odds for 2022, with the latest horse racing betting markets showing that she is already priced at odds of 8/11 to win the 2022 Champion Hurdle. The way…

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2022 Saudi Cup set to welcome record number of Group 1 winners

Mubasher Al Khalediah wins the 2021 Obaiya Arabian Classic

2022 Saudi Cup set to welcome record number of Group 1 winners Feature image: Mubasher Al Khalediah wins the 2021 Obaiya Arabian Classic ©The Saudi Cup The 2022 Saudi Cup meeting has attracted over 700 entries from 22 different countries, including a remarkable 71 international Group 1 winners, all vying to pick up some of the $35.1 million prize money across the two-day meeting on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February. The 2022 Saudi Cup boasts five Group 3 races and the Group 2PA Obaiya Arabian Classic on Saudi Cup undercard,…

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Judge rules in favour of Former Jockey, Freddie Tylicki

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Judge rules in favour of Former Jockey, Freddie Tylicki in his negligence claim against Graham Gibbons Former Jockey Freddie Tylicki, who has been left paralysed after a serious fall at Kempton, has won in his personal injury claim against fellow Flat Jockey, Graham Gibbons. Gibbons was found guilty of ‘reckless disregard’ for his role in there fall where Tylicki was trampled by his own mount, Nellie Deen, after falling from her during the 3.20pm race at Kempton Park on 31st October 2016. Tylicki, who has been left a permanent wheelchair user,…

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The favourites for the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot

The favourites for the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot

The favourites for the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot The festive period was a fantastic time for horse racing fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Christmas Festivals that took place on both sides of the Irish Sea at Kempton Park and Leopardstown were key meetings for several horses as they continued their preparations for the upcoming Cheltenham Festival in March, while the Welsh Grand National also took place at Chepstow on December 27th. With the turn of the new year, all eyes seem to already be…

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Triple Crown 2022 Outlook

Triple Crown 2022 Outlook Triple Crown is a horse race competition made up of three-year-old horses and consists of Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. These three races have drawn attention over the years since their inauguration in the early 90s. The top summer racing is around the corner, and some of the talented two-year-olds have made headlines. Contenders are busy putting the girth around their horses as bettors slip into reputable betting sites to place wager their money. Who has qualified? Over the few weeks, some two-year-olds have…

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Request for a Restraining Order on Bob Baffert Over Medina Spirit’s Death

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Request for a Restraining Order on Bob Baffert Over Medina Spirit’s Death and Baffert’s Records of Deaths and Violations Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert, has been avoiding public comment since the tragic death of racehorse, Medina Spirit, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby. 68-year-old Baffert, is responsible for training around 40 horses at Santa Anita, according to the track, and about 50 horses at Los Alamitos Race Course, another track in Southern California. Art Sherman, trainer of 2014 Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome, acknowledges that Baffert is going through…

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Winner of 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, dies during a training session

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Winner of 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, dies during a training session Image for illustration purposes only not of Medina Spirit The controversial winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, has collapsed and died after completing a 5-furlong workout on Monday 6th December 2021 under trainer Bob Baffert. This has been confirmed by California Horse Racing Board’s Equine Medical Director, Dr. Jeff Blea. Dr. Blea gave a statement saying “I spoke to the attending veterinarian and when they got to him on the track he had already expired. Not…

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Tylicki versus Gibbons: Judge hopes to deliver verdict before Christmas

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Tylicki versus Gibbons: Judge hopes to deliver verdict before Christmas in case that left Jockey with catastrophic injuries. The £6million damages claim being heard in the High Court between Jockeys Frederik Tylicki and Graham Gibbons closed on Friday 3rd December with the Judge Karen Waldon-Smith to make the final verdict before Christmas break, beginning on 21st December. Tylicki claims that Gibbons’ mount was approximately 1 to 2 horse widths away from the inner rail and Gibbons must have known there that there was room for another horse to enter that…

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The Top 5 Most Prestigious Horse Racing Events to Attend

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The Top 5 Most Prestigious Horse Racing Events to Attend Horse racing is such a global phenomenon that there are hundreds of races to choose from. However, although it has gained a world of popularity, that doesn’t mean that the core racing events have lost its prestigious and glamorous atmosphere.  In fact, many of the horse racing events around the world require a level of sophistication with their betting.  Today we want to show you where the most prestigious horse racing events are, so you know which ones to attend…

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“avoidable accident” states Sports Analyst in Freddie Tylicki case

Freddie Tylicki hearing - Sports Analyst gives evidence that this was an “avoidable accident”.

“avoidable accident” states Sports Analyst in Freddie Tylicki case Freddie Tylicki hearing – Sports Analyst gives evidence that this was an “avoidable accident”. Sky sports analyst, Jim McGrath, has given evidence in the trial of Freddy Tylicki who is suing Graham Gibbons for £6m in respect of life changing injuries sustained at the 2016 Kempton Race. McGrath stated that the fall that led to Tylicki becoming paralysed “could easily have been avoided” and said that the stewards on the day should have found Gibbons guilty of dangerous riding for “riding…

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Jockey missing, presumed dead after late night swim

Irish Jockeys Face Five Year Ban

Jockey missing, presumed dead after late night swim 26 year old Jockey, Chris Caserta, missing presumed dead after a late night swim Jockey, Chris Caserta, is feared dead after taking a late night swim with trackwork rider, Amy Graham on Wednesday 1st December off Surfers Paradise Beach in Queensland, Australia. The two went for a swim in the sea just after 10pm and were spotted by members of the public who noticed that they were “struggling in the water”. They were able to assist Miss Graham to safety, but Caserta…

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Is the horse or the jockey more important when weighing up a bet?

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Is the horse or the jockey more important when weighing up a bet? While equestrian events are popular all around the UK, it is perhaps horse racing which the majority of the public follow most closely. Whether it is the flat racing season or jumps, keeping an eye on the action from courses like Fakenham or Ayr is a part of many people’s daily routine. It is not just watching the action unfold which many people love to do. Betting on the outcome of races is just as popular due…

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Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons for £6m

Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons £6m Horses racing for illustration only

Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons for £6m Feature image used for illustration purposes only. Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki is suing Jockey Graham Gibbons for £6m in respect of his life changing injuries resulting from a collision at Kempton Park on 2016. Jockey Jim Crowley has given evidence in the High Court that Graham Gibbons’  breath smelled of alcohol in the training room on the day of Freddie Tylicki’s collision which left him partially paralysed and a permanent wheelchair user. However, when questioned, Crowley said that Gibbons did not…

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Arabian Racing Achievements Recognised at HWPA Derby Awards

ARO and DIAR Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan at Newbury in 2019 ©Debbie Burt

Arabian Racing Achievements Recognised at HWPA Derby Awards The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted to announce their late Patron, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the recipient of the 2021 Arabian Racing Achievement Award, for an unprecedented second time. It is to be presented as part of the Horserace Writers’ and Photographers’ Association (HWPA) Annual Derby Awards on Monday 6 December, at the Royal Lancaster, London. Now in its’ eighth year, the award, generously sponsored by Equine MediRecord, recognises an individual or organisation for their contribution to…

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Nicholls pair lead Caspian betting but Coole Cody connections have Cheltenham revenge in mind

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Nicholls pair lead Caspian betting but Coole Cody connections have Cheltenham revenge in mind ONE of the biggest pre-Christmas race days will see several of the Paddy Power Gold Cup competitors head back to Cheltenham in a bid to land the top prize in the Caspian Caviar. There is £74K available to the winner of the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase, the highlight of December’s seven-race Cheltenham meeting. One trainer eager to gain an element of revenge after the Paddy Power is Evan Williams, with his primary entry Coole Cody available at…

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“I’m Too Tall to Work in Horseracing”

“I’m Too Tall to Work in Horseracing”

“I’m Too Tall to Work in Horseracing” Have you considered working as a jockey but come to the conclusion that you’re too tall to work in Horseracing? This is a common misconception. There is no height limit for riding racehorses but there is a weight limit, for the welfare of the racehorses. There are however many job roles which don’t require you to ride racehorses but still allow you to exercise them. Horseracing in Britain is among the worlds best regulated animal activities. Racehorses in training lead an exceptionally high…

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The favourites for the 2021 King George VI Chase

The favourites for the 2021 King George VI Chase

The favourites for the 2021 King George VI Chase With the flat season concluding at Ascot’s prestigious British Champions Day back in October, the National Hunt Racing season has once again taken centre stage and it was fantastic to finally see racegoers back at a jumps event when they turned out in their thousands for the Cheltenham November Meeting — the season’s traditional curtain raiser. That was the first time spectators have attended a National Hunt event since the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and with coronavirus restrictions hopefully a thing of…

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Biggest Horse Racing Wins In History

Biggest Horse Racing Wins In History

Biggest Horse Racing Wins In History You all know that horse racing betting is extremely popular. In the United Kingdom, it is one of the top 3 most popular sports and it has been for a long period of time. It is also popular among GamStop punters who use NonGamStopSlots bookies in the UK. Below we are going to see a few people who made a fortune betting on horse races. This might give you inspiration and thoughts if you decide to place a bet and have a great time.…

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Horse Racing in the United Kingdom

horse racing in the United Kingdom

Horse Racing in the United Kingdom Ever since the inception of gambling, it has evolved in very many ways. However, some traditional gambling opportunities have ceased to exist, while some still hold prevalence in today’s world. Among all the forms of traditional gambling, animal racing was a huge hit in the past centuries. There are quite a few countries that still hold betting events like greyhound racing, cockfighting, and dogfighting, even though it is against the law to conduct animal racing activities in the present day. Horse-racing is a prominent…

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Most Popular Horse Racing Events To Place Odds

Most Popular Horse Racing Events To Place Odds

Most Popular Horse Racing Events To Place Odds All of you who like horse racing will enjoy these events. They are special, have been with us for a long time and they are well-known across the globe. Below we are going to reveal a few events supported by IFHA that are ideal for fans and bettors. These are the best-known events of this kind in the UK and these are special in the lack of a better word. Epsom Derby Epsom Derby is known for two things. There is an…

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The Connection Between Horse Racing and Gamstop

The Connection Between Horse Racing and Gamstop

The Connection Between Horse Racing and Gamstop Horse racing is the UK’s most viewed sport after football. Since the appearance of online gambling platforms, it gained wider coverage allowing punters to bet over several options and markets, even when the race tracks were closed, thanks to virtual horse racing.  Unfortunately, such accessibility has turned the passion of several in part of the UK’s ongoing gambling issue. To slow down figures the UKGC created Gamstop; a self-exclusion scheme intended to keep people away from the urge of racing through the hurdles…

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Grass Roots Sports Benefit From Gaming Success

Grass Roots Sports Benefit From Gaming Success An increasing number of betting firms have signed sponsorship deals in sport recently, prompted by the relaxation in the gambling laws in the US. This brings considerable benefits for both the sport and the betting firm, bringing together two things that are a natural fit. However, Entain is one betting company that has been investing in sports for some time. One of the global leaders in the world of gambling, their success has enabled them to offer significant support to sports at the…

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12-Time Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls Honoured With OBE

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12-Time Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls Honoured With OBE Feature image: @paulnichollsracing/Instagram Paul Nicholls, a legendary trainer, has received his OBE from the Prince of Wales following a lengthy delay. Nicholls was treated to the honour at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. The 12-time champion trainer was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year Honours list for his contributions to the horse racing industry. But the ceremony was pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicholls won the Hennessy Gold…

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Substances Banned From Horseracing Found On Premises Of Kildare Farm

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Substances Banned From Horseracing Found On Premises Of Kildare Farm A pair of trainers in Ireland could find themselves in hot water following a raid carried out by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the marine on Tuesday, though it’s believed they are innocent of any wrongdoing. The search, carried out in Monasterevin County Kildare, saw substances banned for use in racehorses seized. A report from racingpost.com suggests the premises targeted by the department are in a location used by a very popular British -based equine therapist, with horses also…

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