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Sydney Opera House horse race 'advertising' sparks uproar

Sydney - A government push to use the Sydney Opera House's sails to advertise a horse racing event over the wishes of the building's management has sparked uproar among many Australians over the commercialisation of an iconic landmark.

Adventure, dust and partying at Australia outback horse races

Birdsville - A small desert town in Australia's remote outback was transformed into a non-stop two-day carnival as thousands of people travelled across the vast continent to watch the Birdsville Races.

S.Africa glitterati cut a dash at Durban races

Durban - The biggest event in South Africa's social calendar -- the annual Durban July horse race -- took place on Saturday with many race goers donning extravagant outfits that mixed high fashion with traditional African dress.

Racing: Brazilian jockey bags world record 12,844th win

Rio De Janeiro - For years, Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo battled for one of the least heard-of, yet toughest titles in sport -- most horse races won -- and on Monday he got there with a 12,844th victory.

Fears Brexit could harm Irish horseracing trade

Naas - Thoroughbred horse breeding is an instance where Ireland can claim to be among the world's best, but Brexit is giving the industry huge cause for concern.

World's richest turf contest hikes prize money

Sydney - The world's richest turf race will boost its prize money to Aus$13 million (US$10 million), organisers said in a cheeky full-page newspaper ad placed on the day of its rival Melbourne Cup.

Fashion dominates Africa's biggest horse race

Durban - Combining high fashion with sport, nearly 50,000 racegoers marked the 120th anniversary of Africa's biggest horse race on Saturday at a packed course in the South African coastal city of Durban.

No money to gamble at Zimbabwe's fading racecourse

Harare - Once the preserve of the ruling white minority, horse racing in Zimbabwe adapted to survive independence in 1980 by attracting a loyal following of local fans who enjoyed a bet.

London greyhound racing goes to the dogs

London - Once a hugely popular working man's sport, Saturday marks the final demise of greyhound racing in London, closing a chapter of British social culture in the capital.

Hong Kong horse racing bets on party image as belts tighten

Hong Kong - Tracks and betting shops overflow twice a week in Hong Kong thanks to the city's enduring horse racing tradition -- with crowds of tourists and expats going along for the ride.

Qatar's prized racing camels swim for success

Doha - Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons swimming in a large pool that doubles as a jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel.

Political horse-trading threatening Poland's prized Arabians?

Janow Podlaski - Nostrils flared and tails thrust high, a glorious herd of Arabian purebreds gallops across a paddock at Poland's world-renowned Janow Podlaski stud farm, which insiders charge is the latest state enterprise threatened by political horse-trading.

Niger's legacy of legendary horses lives on

Niamey - Niamey's dusty racing track is a far cry from the nation's equine glory days when horses bred in the country enjoyed international fame.

Graham Rahal prevails in an accident-filled 2015 MAVTV 500

It was an exciting race. It was not a pretty race. But as Graham Rahal celebrated his first racing victory since 2008 at the 2015 MAVTV 500, it was clear that he had driven hard to reach this point.

Microsoft unveils Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One; Ford GT stars

Microsoft has publicly revealed the next installment in its Forza Motorsport Xbox racing series. The sixth major addition to the long-running franchise accompanied by the spin-off Forza Horizon, it is expected to launch at some point this year.

Aston Martin creates solar powered race car

Gaydon - Green energy is a big deal for many today. As such Aston Martin has created a race car powered by the sun and intends to use it in upcoming competitions.

Legendary F1 Driver Michael Schumacher recovers from head injury

Famous F1 Driver Michael Schumacher had an unexpected skiing accident that left him in terrible condition. His injuries were so bad doctors had left him in a coma to help reduce the swelling on his brain.

Review: The King of Kart — Mario Kart 8 Excites and Excels

Mario Kart 8 (MK8) serves as a deluxe version of Mario Kart 7 (MK7). Mario Kart 7 is famous for its colorful display, the ability to exchange ghost data to play online or play wirelessly in multiplayer mode, and underwater racing.

Vintage Tidal Bay bids to emulate Red Rum in National

Liverpool - Tidal Bay can become the first top weight since Red Rum in 1977 -- and, at 13 the oldest horse in over 90 years -- to win the world's greatest steeplechase, the Grand National on Saturday.

African Story wins $10 million Dubai World Cup

Dubai - African Story swooped on front-running Mukhadram to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse on Saturday.

Ruler of the World in line for world's richest horse racing event

Dubai - A cosmopolitan gathering of horses from seven different countries will contest the US$10 million Emirates Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse, on Saturday.

Red Bull battling to be second best, says Ricciardo

It will take a lot more than disqualification from his home Australian Formula One Grand Prix to wipe the smile off Red Bull new boy Daniel Ricciardo's face.

Red Bull appeal against Ricciardo disqualification

Formula One champions Red Bull have formally appealed against the disqualification of Australian Daniel Ricciardo from his home grand prix in Melbourne last weekend, the team said on Thursday.

McLaren aim to catch Mercedes by Barcelona

McLaren have an aggressive program of development for their car and aim to close the gap with Mercedes by the first European race of the Formula One season in May, Racing Director Eric Boullier said on Wednesday.

FIA backs meter maker in Red Bull flow row

Formula One's governing body is satisfied with the fuel flow meter whose accuracy was questioned by champions Red Bull after Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix...

Teams may pay price for quieter F1, says Ecclestone

A commotion about Formula One's new quieter cars could hit the sport's revenues and lead to teams getting less money if promoters take legal action, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday.

Williams banish the ghosts of dismal 2013

Valtteri Bottas scored twice as many points in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix than Williams managed in all of last year but the Finn and his Formula One team still left Melbourne knowing they could have done better.

Red Bull's Ricciardo excluded from home Australian GP

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was stripped of his first Formula One podium finish at his home Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after his car was found to have broken fuel regulations, the governing FIA said.

Ferrari need more speed after solid start to season

Ferrari recognized they had work to do after Fernando Alonso finished Sunday's Australian Formula One season-opener fifth and 35 seconds behind Nico Rosberg's winning Mercedes.

Pole-sitter Hamilton retires from Australian GP

Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton retired from the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on his third lap of the Albert Park circuit after an engine problem on Sunday.
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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.
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
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Brad Keselowski spins out after being clipped by Carl Edwards who admitted after the race he took him out as a payback for a bump moments earlier.
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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
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The stands at the Carolina Cup at the finsih line are quite empty leading into the first race. Minutes before the race though fans will pour out of nearby tents and pack the stands.
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Fans will soon be seeing solar panels atop Aston Martin cars like this one.
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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
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The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.
The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.
The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.
The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.
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.
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The first climbing obstacle at the inaugural MudMorial Dash in Concord, NC.
The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.
The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.
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
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One gentleman thought he was actually Captan Morgan, actually answering to that name repeatedly and posing for pictures on his way out of the horse park
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Two race goers out having a good time ona warm Carolina Saturday.
The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.
The Carolina Cup is an annual event in Camden South Carolina and has been going on for 79 years.