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  • Horse Racing in Singapore

    The world knows Singapore for organization, convenience and excellence in catering to the needs of tourists. Horse racing meets these exacting standards in the City State as well. Singapore is perhaps the only major horse racing center in the world where punters and enthusiasts can expect to be picked up from and dropped back to their hotels, should they wish to drop in on the ultra-modern Kranji Race Track! A group of no more than two people can have a tour all of their own! However, the Singapore Turf Club is rather starchy when it comes to dress: jeans, t-shirts, shorts and slippers are not allowed, and even corduroys are not appreciated!

  • Longchamp Racecourse - Triumphant Horse Racing

    Longchamp Racecourse is one of the most important horse racing venues in Europe. Located minutes from the Eiffel Tower, the Longchamp Racecourse features a 2,400-meter (about 1.5-mile) course and the area extends over 57 hectares, between the Seine and the Bois de Boulogne. There are four horse racing tracks of different sizes: the large track (2,750 meters), the average-sized track (2,500 meters), the small track (2,150 meters) and the sprint track (1,000 meters). There are 46 different starting posts on the tracks for horse racing distances ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 meters. The turf track comprises an uphill and downhill slope with a challenging rising straight as you come out of the final bend. The Finish line extends over 650 meters to the 2nd post.

  • Kindling New Flames of Public Passion in Horse Racing

    History does not support the spread of horse racing as a popular sport. It has a record of being the preserve of royalty and the wealthy. However, there is no reason why everyone should not enjoy horses and sports betting. What can race track operators do to keep their turnstiles moving? Here are 5 successful approaches that have worked around the world:

  • Horse Racing Math

    Ranking of nations with respect to horse racing has undergone rather dramatic change. The glory of Epsom and Kentucky seem to be under attack as new centers of excellence emerge for the sport. Stable and horse breeding farm ownership patterns have shifted as well, with enthusiasts from countries relatively new to horse racing investing systematically in acquiring key assets in the traditional strong holds such as the U.K. Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai are some of the places which did not have vanguard positions in the horse racing world of the 20th century, but which are now some of the most exciting places to follow events.

  • Controversies of Electronic Horse Racing

    What is electronic horse racing? How does it differ from simulcast wagering? Can it replace live events at race track? Enthusiasts and novices have ceaseless and anxious queries about the new form of horse racing that the electronic world of video has made possible.

  • Who Can Compete for this Horse Racing Gold Mine?

    No horse racing enthusiast, whether in the United States or anywhere else, can claim to be unaware of names such as Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct. The New York Racing Association has conducted events at these glorious race tracks for more than half a century. The horse racing world has witnessed some of the most exciting events at these race tracks, and riders dream of riding to victory at these legendary sites.

  • The Scottish Horse Racing Delights of June

    Any time is suitable for a visit to the romantic and inspiring climes of Scotland, but June is really the best month as far as horse racing enthusiasts are concerned. No other place can match Scotland's heart warming efforts to bring entire families together at scenic race tracks. Horse racing blends seamlessly with other forms of recreation in this historic and beguiling land.

  • Want to Race? - Horse Racing

    Magna Entertainment Corporation in Toronto needs a new honcho to run its horse racing business. The old CEO has handed in his papers. Tom Hodgson, who used to work for a company dealing with auto papers, took a year at Magna before he discovered that he did not understand horse racing!

  • Let Us build a Better Future for Horse Racing

    Horse racing, if not exactly as old as the hills, is certainly one of the oldest forms of recreation known to people and to countries. It has spread from a passion of royalty and the elite, to entertainment which is entirely egalitarian in character. Horse racing has also spread from pockets of the ancient and colonial worlds to all corners of the globe. Computers and satellites have made it possible for punters to follow their favorite form of sports gambling at distant race tracks and throughout the year as well.

  • How Horse Racing Authorities Can Kill the Goose

    It can be tempting to put off suspensions for top jockeys guilty of dangerous riding in horse racing events. The Irish Horse Racing Authority, for example, is reported to be in a mood to allow Kieren Fallon to ride in the 2006 Irish Derby though he stands convicted of riding just a few days before at the Ascot in a manner that could have resulted in the wasting of a horse. So much effort, interest and money is at stake in major horse racing events, that authorities try and gloss over serious misdemeanor by top jockeys. Yet, such behavior is counter productive because it plays in to the hands of outspoken opponents of horse racing everywhere.