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What do these horse racing terms mean?

Hcap - Handicap Hcap HRd - Handicap Hurdle Mdn Stks - Maiden Stakes Nov Hrd - Novice Hurdle Listed - Just below Group class Not sure on the other three For more information: http://www.flatstats....
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Who are the other horses and riders alongside Americah Pharoah?

These are indeed lead ponies or companion ponies. This horse(s) are brought along with a race horse to and on the road to keep them emotionally stable and focused on the race. These ponies help them ...
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How do bookies calculate parimutuel place odds (in horse racing) shown before a race starts?

Parimutuel works by pooling all bets in a given result, then dividing the pool by the total number of betting units held in wagers that match the winning result. To make calculation easier to work ...
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How to calculate the far and near price of betfair?

Betfair's odds system is somewhat different to the more conventional bookmakers. They allow punters to bet against each other. A punter has two choices, one is to back an event for a win, the other ...
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Does handicapping really do what it claims?

Just found this blog post containing the sentence: "There is convincing evidence that superior horses are not always penalised enough in UK racing." I guess the whole idea of handicapping is to ...
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Has a horse ever crossed the finish line first without a jockey?

Luigi Bruschelli has won 13 palios since 1996, one of which his horse finished first without him.
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shortest odds in a top-class horse race

The lowest I could find was Man o' War from 1920, winning with 1/100 odds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_o%27_War Just ten days later, Man o' War returned in the Stuyvesant Handicap which he ...
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Database of horse racing results?

Maybe this service can be useful for you: http://www.horseracingintfed.com/default.asp?section=Racing&area=0 Is a query form about horse racing, or you want a direct access on this database?
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Why is it so hard for a horse to win the triple crown?

The 3 races in 6 weeks isn't the issue. While some horses will race only in one race - particularly the Derby - most of them are racing all three unless they get hurt. Instead, there are several ...
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What do these horse racing terms mean?

Beg Chs = beginner chase (higher barriers) Sell stks = sell stakes (horses available for purchase) INHF = Intermediate National Hunt Flat (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hunt_flat_race)
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