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«Chicquita» sets €6m record sale (video)

Irish Oaks winner Chicquita became the most expensive horse ever sold in Ireland, when the gavel came down at a record €6m – amid gasps of astonishment that made the

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Gelding whose mother was rescued from slaughter wins horse race (video)

He may never run for the Kentucky Derby roses, but Illinois race horse Magna Fortuna and his owners are celebrating a victory nonetheless — his survival. The 3-year-old gelding’s name

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The speed of the Thoroughbred derives from the Shetland

The speed of the Thoroughbred derives from the Shetland. It reveals a recent study by two professors at the University of Dublin and Cambridge. The study shows that the 'gene

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Drama-filled Grand Annual

Veteran campaigner Al Garhood etched his name into the history books by winning an action-packed Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool on Thursday. In a remarkable race, just two horses

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Trailer fire kills six race horses

Six racehorses traveling to Belmont Park to begin training died on a North Carolina highway in a blaze sparked by a cigarette flicked into their trailer by a passing motorist.

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Japan's Racing Industry Minimally Affected by Quake

The devastation in Japan that was caused by an earthquake and a tsunami March 11 did little harm to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation in Japan. “The stud was involved in

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Horses 'Electrocuted' At Newbury Races

An investigation is continuing into why two horses dropped dead in the parade ring at Newbury racecourse. The animals, Fenix Two and Marching Song, both started to wobble and then

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Eskendereya scratched from the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby has lost its big favorite for Sunday, the chestnut 3-year Eskendereya. His trainer Todd Pletcher, ever victorious in 24 participations in spite of four awards won for

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Racehorse owner fined £10.000

David Reynolds, the racehorse owner who punched Kieren Fallon at Lingfield Park, was banned from all racing premises for three months and fined £10,000 by the British Horseracing Authority today.

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Glória de Campeão wins de Dubai Cup

The brazilian horse Glória de Campeão won the $10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday in a photo finish, nosing out long-shot Lizard's Desire to capture the world's richest horse