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Wearable tech now available for racehorses

Paris - Like or loathe it, horse racing is a dangerous sport. In the U.S. around 500 horses die each year (with the figure in the U.K. at around 150). Researchers hope a new wearable device will help to reduce injuries and fatalities.

Russell Baze continues to amaze horse racing fans Special

Albany - Russell Baze, North America's all time winningest jockey, won his first race at the age of 16 at Yakima race track in Walla Walla, Washington not far from his birthplace, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Canada celebrates as I'll Have Another wins Preakness Stakes

Dreams really do come true when your name is Mario Gutierrez. Aboard Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another, Gutierrez masterfully rode to a heart-stopping win today in the 2012 Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland.

Five horses die in two days at UK's Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham - A deadly start to England's famous Cheltenham Festival has claimed the lives of five horses in just two days. Meanwhile HBO has announced it's ending its new racing drama after similar incidents occurred during production.

Horse racing at Truro Raceway Special

Every Sunday in June horses and those who work with them compete in races at Truro Raceway, a Nova Scotia track which first saw action in 1875.

Two horses dead following 2011 Grand National

Aintree - Two horses are dead following the 2011 running of the four-and-a-half mile Grand National, and an animal welfare organisation is comparing the race to bullfighting.

Carolina Cup Runs for the 79th Time Special

Deep in the heart of South Carolina just to the northeast of Columbia is a small little town of Camden and each year in the spring it plays host to a southern tradition, the Carolina Cup.

Op-Ed: Horse racing has a troubled future

Horse racing might just be dieing faster than boxing. The reason for horse racing's demise is hard to pin-point, at least much harder than boxing's.

Cartier Awards shone at by four legged friends.

Cartier was worn tonight by a type of winner as out four legged friends were triumphed over by the sea, the stars and a poet.

Another Barbaro Setback

Another section of Barbaro's left hind hoof has been removed.

Traditional Berlin Race Course Hoppegarten Faces Its Demise

BERLIN - (dpa) - Once the scene of Germany's top horse racing events, the traditional Hoppegarten course may close down for good, after the Cologne Racing Association withdrew the financially bankrupt club's licence and cancelled all three races schedu...
 

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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
Cup goers await the first race of the day.
Cup goers await the first race of the day.
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
Russel Baze is all smiles after the third race  his second win of the day at Golden Gate Fields.
Russel Baze is all smiles after the third race, his second win of the day at Golden Gate Fields.
Russell Baze wins the first race of the day at Golden Gate Fields aboard  Chilcotin.
Russell Baze wins the first race of the day at Golden Gate Fields aboard "Chilcotin."
In the second race horse #2 dumped its rider then proceeded to play keep away from those trying to c...
In the second race horse #2 dumped its rider then proceeded to play keep away from those trying to catch him. He found it far more amusing to check out the tailgaters and what they were eating along the south rail.
The horses race in front of the grandstand.
The horses race in front of the grandstand.
Horse race at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto
Horse race at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto
Brian Morton
Food  a staple at the Cup  right along side beer  wine and mixed drinks.
Food, a staple at the Cup, right along side beer, wine and mixed drinks.
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
Steeplechase
Steeplechase
Paolo Camera
Russel Baze is ponied on the track before the first race of the day.
Russel Baze is ponied on the track before the first race of the day.
The 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup  won by the mighty Kauto Star from his great rival and companion Denman...
The 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup, won by the mighty Kauto Star from his great rival and companion Denman.
CharlesFred
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The pack breaks around the first turn heading into the backstretch at the Carolina Cup.
The pack breaks around the first turn heading into the backstretch at the Carolina Cup.
Racing at Churchill Downs
Racing at Churchill Downs
Jarrett Campbell
Racers head over one of the jumps along the course.
Racers head over one of the jumps along the course.
The El Camino Real Derby trophy was won by  Tamarindo  with Russell Baze on board.
The El Camino Real Derby trophy was won by "Tamarindo" with Russell Baze on board.