Horse Racing

On the desert road, the Bedouins of Israel rejoice in the course of the horses

A dirt lot next to a deserted road in southern Israel may not immediately seem like the best spot, but for years it has attracted Bedouins every week to enjoy horse racing. There is no grandeur or fence separating the spectator area from the track – just some plastic tubing tied to the posts. But …

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Legendary player Dettori will retire after the 2013 season

Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori revealed on Saturday that he plans to retire from horse racing after the 2023 season. Dettori’s iconic 35-year career has seen him enjoy more than 3,000 wins, but the Italian said he will do his next ride next year. The 52-year-old star, a three-time AGASO Champion, admitted that he had been …

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Flightline retires because of a lofty win in the Breeders’ Cup Order

The undefeated Flightline cemented his status as the top horse in the show in fashion, pulling away to a stunning 8 1/4-length triumph in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. French jockey Flavien Prat heavily favored the four-year-old colt to victory in the 1 1/4-mile showpiece that capped a two-day, 14-furlong race worth more than …

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Deauville Legend is hot favorite as McEvoy targets fourth in the Melbourne Cup

Capita Deauville resident Britain in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday in strong favor of Australia “the nation that stands for the nation”, but rain and even hail could dampen the event. On Tuesdays in November since 1876, the punishing 3,200-metre (two-mile) obstacle course was limited to 10,000 fans last year because of Covid-19, but 100,000 …

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Gold Death wins the horse racing Melbourne Cup as the fourth favorite

Top weight Gold Trip, ridden by Mark Zahra, won the 8 million (US$5 million) Melbourne Cup on Tuesday in front of a full crowd at Flemington for “the race that stopped”. Carrying 57.5kg, the 10-1 shot Gold Trip held off Emissary in second and High Emocean, third, while 2-1 winner Deauville Legend was awarded fourth …

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Qatari Sheikh Hope Champions Day gives students a taste of the course

Sheikh Fahad Al-thani, the driving force behind the British Champions at Ascot, was a student when he fell in love with racing and it is the students who will see him and his brothers become the blood of the sport, Qatar Racing manager David Redvers told AFP. Around 26,000 spectators – including 600 students who …

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The Bay Bridge rained on Baaeed’s parade, Dettori to double on Champions Day

Baaeed didn’t find one last great performance coming down on Saturday to win first in his 11th and final race in The Champion Stakes at Ascot. The William-Haggas-trained four-year-old did not want to displease the ground and was fourth behind Bay Bridge, giving her trainer and like Haggas cricket devotee Michael Stoutius, winning third in …

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