Horse Racing

Forget owning a sports team: Rich people are snapping up race horses for up to $2.4 million, and they'll probably never get that money back

Forget owning a sports team: Rich people are snapping up race horses for up to $2.4 million, and they'll probably never get that money back

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Buyers spent a total of $377 million on year-old racehorses, known as yearlings, at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale , many hoping they'll become money-making...
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Desert Encounter overtakes Thundering Blue to win Canadian International

3 days ago   |   National Post

TORONTO - Andrea Azteni proved Saturday he's a cool customer in traffic. Sitting last with a quarter-mile remaining the Italian jockey masterfully manoeuvred Desert Encounter...
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Frank Stronach's $520M lawsuit against daughter Belinda reveals dispute over control of family firm

5 days ago   |   National Post

TORONTO - A lawsuit by business magnate Frank Stronach seeking $520 million in compensation and damages against his daughter, two grandchildren and others has laid bare a...
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Otter endorses ballot initiative to revive horse racing

5 days ago   |   Miami Herald

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is endorsing a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race betting devices that could revive live horse races. The...
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Sydney Opera House forced to display horse-racing ads on roof

Sydney Opera House forced to display horse-racing ads on roof

7 days ago   |   New York Post   |   2 articles

SYDNEY - Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night to protest the use of its iconic roof to promote a horse race. Racing...
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Demonstrators protest horse race ad on Sydney Opera House

8 days ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

SYDNEY, Australia - Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night to protest the use of its iconic roof to promote a horse...
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North America's most unaffordable city cracks down on dirty money

11 days ago   |   The Real Deal New York

Vancouver's red hot housing market has prompted authorities to introduce a series of transparency measures aimed at uncovering the owners of homes in Canada's most expensive...
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Shadwell Turf Mile 2018 odds, contenders, lineup: Horse racing guru who nailed Pennsylvania Derby makes picks

11 days ago   |   CBS Sports

Jody Demling cashed his trifecta and superfecta at the Pennsylvania Derby
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The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Returns to ParisLongchamp

12 days ago   |   NY Times

The ParisLongchamp Racecourse officially reopened in April, but the true test of the redesigned facility comes when the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe returns home.
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12 days ago   |   ESPN

The 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra's run for history will appropriately begin from post position 3 when she faces seven older males for the first time in Saturday's Grade 1...
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