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Breeders’ Cup 2008 – Aerial View of Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park opens annually on December 26, with daily racing continuing through April 20. In addition, Santa Anita’s fall meeting, presented by the Oak Tree Racing Association, takes to the track from late September to early November every year and will be home to the 2008 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Live racing is Thursday […]

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Triple Crown – Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Aerial View

In pre-automobile 1875, the entire United States was “horse country.” But the rolling hills and ample bluegrass of Kentucky certainly presented an ideal venue to raise and race horses, as evidenced by the nascent breeding industry in the Commonwealth’s countryside and four racetracks operating in the city of Louisville before the turn of the century. […]

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Triple Crown – The Preakness at Pimlico Aerial View

Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, making it the second oldest racetrack in the nation behind Saratoga, which debuted in 1864 in upstate New York. Engineered by General John Ellicott, Pimlico has played host to racing icons for over a century, where Baltimoreans have […]

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Triple Crown – The Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Aerial View

The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown, is named after August Belmont who had been a leading banker and racing man of the 19th century. He was also the first President of the Jockey Club in 1867. In 1869, August Belmont took first and second money with his own […]

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