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United Arab Emirates opens world’s first hospital for racing camels

Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Camel Racing News | Comments Off on United Arab Emirates opens world’s first hospital for racing camels

United Arab Emirates opens world’s first hospital for racing camels

Dubai is investing in its roots with a new a new $10.9 million luxury camel hospital designed specifically for the ancient sport of camel racing which is becoming more and more popular in the United Arab Emirates and across the world. Dubai Camel Hospital allows veterinarians from all over the world to give customized medical treatment […]

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Horses killed, stables erased in California wildfires

Posted by on December 11, 2017 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Horses killed, stables erased in California wildfires

Horses killed, stables erased in California wildfires

Southern California wildfires that swept through the San Luis Rey Downs training site on Thursday are being described as a “war zone” as an estimated 25 horses died in the fire or due to fire-related injuries, although the number of dead is expected to climb. According to the Los Angeles Times, a wind-driven fire, one of […]

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China’s Alxa League becoming hot bed for camel racing

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Camel Racing News | Comments Off on China’s Alxa League becoming hot bed for camel racing

China’s Alxa League becoming hot bed for camel racing

Camel racing may be most popular and lavish in the Middle East, especially the United Arab Emirates, but the sport is quickly growing in another vast desert to the far east. In the Tengger Desert of Alxa League of northern China, there was a massive five-day event featuring over 3,000 camels earlier this month, according to Xinhua […]

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Former England soccer star ‘delighted’ with jockey debut at Ascot

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Former England soccer star ‘delighted’ with jockey debut at Ascot

Former England soccer star ‘delighted’ with jockey debut at Ascot

Former England soccer player Michael Owen made his debut as a jockey at Ascot Racecourse on Friday and finished with an impressive second place in front of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Owen, who remains the youngest player to reach 100 Premier League goals, was thrilled with his finish in the charity event as […]

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Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway retired to stud

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway retired to stud

Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway retired to stud

After capturing the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile purse earlier in November at Del Mar, Battle of Midway has been retired from racing. The 3-year-old son of Smart Strike will spend the 2018 breeding season in Kentucky at WinStar Farm for a stud fee of $20,000. Like breeding, racing supplements are part of horse racing. Racehorsemeds.com is an international supplier […]

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2017 Greyhound racing fall auction sales top $1 million

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in greyhound racing news | Comments Off on 2017 Greyhound racing fall auction sales top $1 million

2017 Greyhound racing fall auction sales top $1 million

The future pups of greyhound racing were up for auction last month at the National Greyhound Association (NGA) 2017 Fall Meet located in Abilene, Kansas. Abilene is popularly known in racing circles as the Greyhound Capital of the World and has held that title for more than four decades. Greyhounds are valued for their speed and […]

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Gun Runner wins $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic

Posted by on November 6, 2017 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Gun Runner wins $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic

Gun Runner wins $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic

The richest purse in American horse racing — the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic — capped an incredible 13-race, two-day season-ending championship on Saturday at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club just north of San Diego, California.  The Breeders’ Cup championships are an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races that began in 1984. For all but one […]

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Racing camels in UAE worth millions

Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Racing camels in UAE worth millions

Racing camels in UAE worth millions

Camel racing is an extremely popular sport in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, so much so that some of the animals reaching millions of dollars in value, CNN reported. Prize money for camels who win races can be more than $2 million. One bull camel was sold for more than $9.5 million, per CNN. The […]

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California County fairground houses displaced horses

Posted by on October 23, 2017 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on California County fairground houses displaced horses

The areas of California devastated by recent wildfires are the home not only of thousands of people, but thousands of animals as well. And animal welfare workers rallied to shelter as many as they could as the fires raged, the Modesto Bee reported, including at an abandoned horse racing facility. Sonoma County, the most well-known […]

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Racehorses displaced by California fires

Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Racehorses displaced by California fires

The horrific wildfires burning in Northern California have forced the evacuation of thousands of people in danger from the flames, with friends and relatives stepping up to house the displaced victims. But animals also are affected as fires threaten to destroy the farms and ranches where they live. Several race horses were among the animals […]

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