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An overview of thoroughbred horses

An overview of thoroughbred horses

| March 12, 2019

The Thoroughbred first came about in Britain over the 17th and 18th centuries, which was sparked by an increasing interest involved in racing. The Thoroughbred pedigree is associated with bloodlines from three key Arabian stallions. None of these were ever raced. The majority of the Thoroughbred genes come from just 31 original ancestors, with all […]

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Great race calls in Australian horse racing

Great race calls in Australian horse racing

| March 12, 2019

Great race calls play a pivotal role in creating and enhancing the theatre of horse racing. They bring the races to life and make them live on through the ages. Racecalling is a rare skill. To be able to convey to the audience the sheer emotion of horse race while paying attention with adequate detail […]

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Iconic American Horse Racecourses

Iconic American Horse Racecourses

| March 1, 2019

Organized horse racing started in the United States in 1868. Since those salad days of the sport, horse racing has become one of the biggest events across the nation. The American Triple Crown is one of the most watched and followed sporting event of the year in the U.S. Comprising the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, […]

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Ins and outs of Australian online gambling regulation

Ins and outs of Australian online gambling regulation

| February 28, 2019

Gambling has been a topic of contention in Australia for decades. The country is no stranger to the practice. Reportedly, some 80% of the general public gambles in one way or another. With the rest of the World loosening its regulations on gambling, Australia is increasingly pressured to get on with the times. The country […]

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Ways to Play: the State of Modern Race Betting in Review

Ways to Play: the State of Modern Race Betting in Review

| February 27, 2019

Horse racing – and horse betting for that matter – has been around for thousands of years. It’s a tradition that’s stood the test of time across countries, across cultures. Today, the sport is bigger than it’s ever been, with over five hundred races a day in the US alone. It’s more accessible, it’s more […]

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An early look at the 2019 Aintree Grand National

An early look at the 2019 Aintree Grand National

| February 26, 2019

The Grand National may still be many weeks away, but it is never too early to start analysing the potential winners of the most prestigious steeplechase race in the history of horse racing. This year’s Grand National will be held on Saturday 6thApril and is the most valuable jump race throughout Europe, with a prize […]

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How to be a racehorse owner even if you’re not rich

How to be a racehorse owner even if you’re not rich

| February 26, 2019

Owning your very own racehorse sounds like a cool idea to many, and maybe a dream for some. But isn’t racehorse ownership only reserved for the wealthy and elite of society? Maybe owning a racehorse that’s currently already a champion might be out of reach for most people, but there are ways to own a […]

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Horse Racing in Australia

Horse Racing in Australia

| February 24, 2019

Australians love horse racing. It’s one of the most popular activities in Australia after football and rugby, and with good reason. In Australia, you can find more than 300 race locations; this is one of the countries with the most horse racing in the world. Australia also comes in third as the top prize money […]

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Rooney U-Turn on Cheltenham Festival Handicaps

Rooney U-Turn on Cheltenham Festival Handicaps

| February 22, 2019

In December Paul and Claire Rooney, who are high-profile trainers in the UK, informed their trainers by letter that they were not to enter any of their horses into races at Cheltenham this year. The pair had felt that there was an increased injury risk to horses using the track and with animal welfare at […]

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TopBetta now available for village punters

TopBetta now available for village punters

| February 19, 2019

Thoroughbred Village (TBVillage) is proud to announce that we are now offering access to one of Australia’s emerging betting and gaming companies, TopBetta. TopBetta is a fun Aussie bookie, licensed in N.T., with some really interesting betting options to separate themselves from the pack of global corporates. After launching in 2013, Topbetta has built up a […]

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