Horse Racing

Horse Racing involves many forms of racing, such as carrying someone or pulling something with someone aboard and all for the quickest time over a set distance.

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Horse Racing
Secretariat

Where was Secretariat buried?

Secretariat was buried at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. He is buried next to his sire, Bold Ruler. He was given the rare honor for a racehorse of being buried whole. Normally most of the body of a winning racehorse is cremated, and the head, heart and hooves are buried. The head - symbolizing intelligence, the heart - symbolizing strength, and the hooves - symbolizing power.
The trainers at Claborne Farms (Secretariat sired just over 600 colts in his lifetime!) heard Secretariat nay in pain and limp on September 12, 1989. The vet was called and found that Secretariat had a case of "laminitis" - an inflammation of the sensitive plates of tissue in the hoof, usually causing lameness. It is one of the most serious equine hoof diseases and most painful. There is no known cure. Penny Chenery (Secretariat's owner) was called and told. Several vets were consulted and all agreed that the best thing to do was to put the horse down, rather than allow it to live a painful life.

Secretariat was destroyed on October 4, 1989 at the age of 19. He is buried at Claborne Farms in Paris, Kentucky with a headstone that simply says "SECRETARIAT March 30, 1970 - October 4, 1989". Normally when burying a horse - only the heart, the head and the 4 hoofs are buried and the remainder is cremated. Secretariat was given the honor of begin buried whole.

During Secretariat's necropsy, it was discovered that his heart weighed about 22 pounds. A normal horse heart weighs about 9 pounds. This was truly, the heart of a champion.

Secretariat won 16 of his 21 career races, with 3 second places and one third place - he finished "in the money" in 20 of his 21 races with total earnings of $3,316,808. His stud fees and rights were sold BEFORE he won the Triple Crown! The records that he set at the 1973 Kentucky Derby and the 1973 Preakness - still stand today!! Secretariat is considered by most racing breeders as the greatest race horse that ever lived.

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Gambling

Off-track betting in biloxi?

parimutual wagering on horse racing illegal in Mississippi

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How do you find a retired race horse?

Race horse have a special marking mostly on there shoulder to tell which horse is which so all you need to do is find that marking

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In the United States, thoroughbred racehorses have a number tattooed inside their upper lip. The tattoo should be one letter followed by five numbers. Thoroughbreds older than 25 years old only have four numbers. You can research the tattoo number on the Jockey Club Registry website to get information about the horse's breeding and race record.

Some thoroughbreds also have microchip implants with identifying information, but you need to contact a veterinarian with a special chip reader to get the information. Microchips aren't required for registration in the US.

If you meant to ask how you can find a retired racehorse to buy, adopt or foster, there are several charitable organizations that place old racehorses in new homes for a small fee. You can get more information through The Jockey Club (the official breed registry), the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and special charitable organizations that maintain websites dedicated to finding new homes for old racehorses.

CANTER is a non-profit that rescues ex race horses and adopts them out.

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Is makybe diva still alive?

yes she is alive and well,she lives at her owners property in geelong new zealand

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Care of Horses
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

What is the fastest a racehorse has ever gone?

Racing Quarter horses have been clocked at 55 mph over short distances.

Well, the fastest recording of a horse was about 50mph so I'm guessing that was a racehorse!

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What does the phrase ran out mean in horse racing?

The term Ran Out means the horse has ran around the fence or hurdle instead of jumping it, or if the jockey has taken the wrong course

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What is the lead weight carried by jockeys in a handicap race?

The lead weights are put into the saddle pad in order to add weight to that of the jockey so they meet the impost set forth by the racing secretary. The impost is a weight assigned in handicapping races in an attempt to equalize the chances for all of the horses in the race. "Better" horses are assigned higher imposts.

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Who is the fastest horse ever ridden?

The answer is makibi Diva won Melbourne cup 3 times in a row

I don't believe that is the case. Yes she won 3 Melbourne Cups but does that mean she is the fastest? I don't think so. I think it might be either Man O' War or Secretariat. But Secretariat did win the Belmont Stakes in record time but I don't think there is any record of the fastest horse. Even if there was we would believe differently

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How do race horses travel the country?

There are several ways that horses can be moved. Horse vans are probably the most common. But some still can go by rail and although its expensive horses can be flown via jet plane.

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Facebook

Social horse racing Facebook cheats?

Cheat engine

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What is top speed of a horse mph?

A horse can reach up to about 43 to 44 miles per hour at top speed.

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Secretariat

How many years did secretariat live?

He lived to be 19

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What does to be placed mean in horse racing?

The place spot in horse racing would be considered second place.

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What is the oldest annual horse race in America?

Saratoga

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What is the name of a newmarket race for two year old thoroughbreds?

Nursery

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What happens if you do a place-pot and your horse is a non runner and their is three co favourites?

At most race courses in the US, your bet would be automatically changed to the favorite with the lowest post position number. I don't know whether this is also the case in the UK.

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How long is a horse race?

It depends on how professional the horse is. Here is a example: (not a real horse)

Mr. HotShotHorse starts his 2 year old season (the year horses usually start racing) And the track is 1 mile or less. He wins all or most of the races and he gets to advance up in the ranks.

His 3 year old season, the track is 1 mile to 1 1/2

4 it might be 1 3/4 or maybe even up to 2 miles long, which is exactly why you want to breed a horse with great speed and a horse with great distance so the offspring will be fast and will not wear out quickly on long races.

Steeplechase horse will run over fences for a longer distance like 2 1/16 miles to 4 miles or sometimes longer.

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What are race horse qualities?

They are normally very "hot" as in they are very easily excitable-not all are, but most are. It is good to have log legs and a long body because this results in a longer stride. You also want a well sloping shoulder, because this helps get a long stride. And a will to win is a huge plus. Heart makes up for many conformation faults.

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Secretariat

What breed was secretariat?

Thoroughbred

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Australia

How far do the horses run in the Melbourne cup?

The Melbourne cup is run over 3200 metres, which is just under two miles.

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Why are horses legs taped for a race?

The legs are taped because when horses are running their back legs come up and will sometimes clip the back of their front legs. So to prevent injury they tape legs.

Taping (rundown bandages) the back legs prevents injury to the back of the ankle. Rundown injuries are caused as the horse tires which results in the back of the ankle and sometimes fetlock being abraded by the track surface if it is not taped.

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Can a horse win a race without a jockey?

Yes, but technically, it will be disqualified

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What are a jockey's shirt and cap known as?

The colours a jockey wears are known as 'silks'.

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What is final part of a racecourse called?

last stretch

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How many places did coral bookmakers pay out on the Grand National?

4

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