Magnolia Cup: 11 females to ‘meet their Everest’ at Glorious Goodwood

( CNN) Riding the straight course at Goodwood can be tough at the best of days — but when you’ve little to no racing experience behind you, it’s a different beast entirely. Yet that’s the challenge awaiting 11 women, from a variety of different backgrounds, who’ll be racing horses at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour in front of 40, 000 spectators at this week’s Glorious Goodwood Festival. JUST WATCHED Competition, charity, fun: Welcome to Glorious Goodwood JUST WATCHED How cycling star Victoria Pendleton became a jockey

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Cronley, horse racing columnist and author, dies at 73 – Brisnet.com

Brisnet.com Cronley, horse racing columnist and author, dies at 73Brisnet.comJay Cronley, a former columnist for the Tulsa newspapers whose interest in horse racing resulted in a novel, Good Vibes, that was later adapted into the 1989 comedy film “Let it Ride” starring Richard Dreyfuss, reportedly died Sunday at the age of 73.Jay Cronley, horse racing columnist and author, dies at 73THV11.com all 10 news articles » Read more:

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Newmarket celebrates 350 years of pony racing – BBC News

Image copyright Newmarket Racecourses Image caption 2006 to 2007: The July Course undergoes a 10 m redevelopment The headquarters of British horse racing, Newmarket, is celebrating its 350 th anniversary. As it hosts the Guineas Festival this weekend, BBC News looks at some of the significant moments the world-famous sporting venue has witnessed over the years. Three and a half centuries ago, King Charles II journeyed to a small town in Suffolk. He commanded a course be created there for a race in his name. Modern horse racing was born.…

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Unique Bella Overwhelming Choice in Kentucky Oaks 2017 Future Wager – Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing Nation Unique Bella Overwhelming Choice in Kentucky Oaks 2017 Future WagerHorse Racing NationShould Unique Bella justify the faith of racing fans and win America's premier race for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 5, she would provide her Hall of Fame trainer with a fourth Kentucky Oaks victory. That would pull Hollendorfer … Read more: www.horseracingnation.com

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How a woman named ‘Unbreakable Flower’ detected wrestling and became an unlikely hero.

Her name means “Unbreakable Flower, ” and she’s here to do one thing: wrestling. Soronzonbold Battsetseg of Mongolia( blue) and Martine Dugrenier of Canada wrestle during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo by Lars Baron/ Getty Images. And the 26 -year-old is good. Scratch that really, really good at what she does. Soronzonbold Battsetseg blocks Dugrenier in their freestyle bronze-medal match. Photo by Yuri Cortez/ AFP/ GettyImages. That’s why Soronzonbold Battsetseg is already their own nationals hero at home in Mongolia. She is the first Mongolian woman to earn gold…

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Is the social scene at the races beating the horses themselves to the finish? – BBC News

Image copyright Mike Egerton/ PA Wire Image caption Police on duty during Champion Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse Horse racing is one of Britain’s most popular sports, with up to six million people attending racecourses every year. But how many people actually go to watch the horses race? The prestigious festivals once attracted a genteel mob of lords, dames and royals, but as fightings break away, apprehends are made and professional footballers are caught urinating in their drinkings, the races can often attract the wrong headlines.…

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Veteran Ambitious Brew Just Up In Three-Horse Sensational Star – Paulick Report

Paulick Report Veteran Ambitious Brew Just Up In Three-Horse Sensational StarPaulick ReportA three-horse race is a real tactical race for the jockeys and Mike's the best, but the horse is a special horse.From day one he acted like a special horse and he's been a lot of fun the last four years…He's getting a little older so maybe we'll give …Ambitious Brew triumphs in three-horse Sensational StarDaily Racing Form all 2 news articles » Read more:

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Extraordinary ecological wonders of Cape Town’s ‘Lilliputian’ kingdom

( CNN) With the iconic Table Mountain, pristine beaches and nature’s finest beasts roaming game parks merely a short drive away, it’s easy to watch why Cape Town continues to be one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations. But for all its epic beauty, South Africa’s “Mother City” should perhaps be just as well known for some of its smaller but no less spectacular botanical treasures. JUST WATCHED Kenilworth: Historic racecourse and wildlife haven

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Jockey Rafael Bejarano scheduled to resume riding next week – Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing Nation Jockey Rafael Bejarano scheduled to resume riding next weekHorse Racing NationFINISH LINES: Gary Stevens is back on horses in the mornings but doesn't expect to ride in a race for another two weeks. “I'm available from March 4 on but I've got calls for the weekend of (Friday) March 10 and 11,” said the Hall of Fame jockey who … Read more: www.horseracingnation.com

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