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Bred for Speed? By Shannel Cacho

Can we breed horses for speed based off of their genetics? In 2010, researchers from the Trinity College Dublin and the University College Dublin announced they had discovered a “speed” gene, after looking at the DNA of twelve Thoroughbred stallions. However, before I start explaining the “speed” gene, let me give you some genetics definitions to aid you in the reading of this blog....

History of the Dubai World Cup by Shannel Cacho

The 23rd running of the Dubai World Cup is this Saturday, March 30th with thirteen horses scheduled to enter the starting gate, including last year’s winner Thunder Snow. With the Dubai World Cup just a few days away, I figured it would be nice to give you a quick history about the race....

Importance of the Caller

Race callers, also referred to as the track announcer, are an integral part of race days and the overall race experience. Track announcers are the horse racing world’s version of a sportscaster that you can hear or see on TV, radio, or live at the track. George Schilling was the first recorded person to ever call a race....

Understanding the Differences Between Thoroughbred Racing and Quarter Horse Racing

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog on understanding the differences between Thoroughbred racing and Harness racing. I felt like it is only fair that I compare Thoroughbred racing to Quarter Horse racing as well.....

Understanding Thoroughbred Racing versus Harness Racing

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Thoroughbred racing is by far one of the most popular types of horse racing. In addition to Thoroughbred racing there is harness racing, Arabian racing, Mongolian Horse racing, Quarter Horse racing, and a few other types/breed specific racing that most are not aware of. Thoroughbred racing of course only has registered Thoroughbreds in their races, and harness racing, at least in the United States only has registered Standardbreds....

Why I Fell In Love With Horse Racing

Why I Fell In Love With Horse Racing

 

Hi, I am Shannel Cacho and I am new to the Horse Racing Radio Network Family. I just wanted to use my first blog post to introduce myself and tell you what made me fall not just in love with horses but with horse racing.

 

CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN

From time to time, I’m asked how do you get into the horse business? I too asked that question many years ago. This is the fifth of a five-part series that might help some in the HRRN Nation who are contemplating jumping into the business. In this series, I will cover the final three guidelines that have shaped my experiences over three decades. PART FIVE....

CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN PART 4

GUIDELINE 10: HAVE A STRATEGY By now, you may be a few years into your new racing business. Assuming you are still alive and well, it’s now time to contemplate a new stage. For me, it was my strategy to take advantage of my state’s (Maryland) bonus program. I claim Maryland breds. Maryland breds are eligible for 30% bonuses on winnings. That is a great situation for an owner if you have a winning horse. Almost every state has some type of bonus program...

CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN

From time to time, I’m asked how do you get into the horse business? I too asked that question many years ago. This is the third of a five-part series that might help some in the HRRN Nation who are contemplating jumping into the business. In this series, I will cover 15 guidelines that have shaped my experiences over three decades.

PART THREE....

CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN

From time to time, I’m asked how do you get into the horse business? I too asked that question many years ago. This is the second of a five part series that might help some HRRN fans who were contemplating jumping into the business. In this series, I will cover 15 guidelines that have shaped my experiences over three decades...