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Horserace

Derby
classic annual race at Epsom Downs. [Br. Cult.: Brewer Dictionary, 276]
Kentucky Derby
classic annual race in Louisville. [Am. Cult.: Brewer Dictionary, 516]
Palio, the
race with medieval trappings, held annually at Siena. [Ital. Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 620]
Royal Ascot
England’s fashionable annual event. [Br. Cult.: Brewer Dictionary, 49]
Triple Crown
premier achievement in U.S. racing, to win Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. [Amer. Cult.: WB, 16:59]
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While poll results are the most obvious manifestations of horserace coverage, the term also can include stories about the candidates' strategies and fundraising, predictions of who will and will not turn out to vote, and other "nonsubstantive" topics that do not bring to citizens the information they need to make informed voting decisions.
Kurtz's list of journalistic bad habits neatly describes the horserace approach: over-reliance on polls, endorsements, how much money a candidate has raised and the perceived viability of ground organization.
The Jumps' is the name of the competition everybody who has ever seen a horserace - and some who haven't - will be talking about.
The horserace was attended by members of the Royal Family, the Governor of the Southern Governorate, diplomats and fans of the sport.
And in return, the sport has pledged a minimum number of fixtures per year and to maximise betting opportunities in a deal which will replace Betfair's current annual voluntary Horserace Betting Levy payments.
The Tote, based in Wigan, Lancashire, or Horserace Totaliser Board to give them their full title, were established by Parliament in 1928 and have more than 4000 staff and 45 betting shops.
It had recently been announced that Rock was to be awarded the George Ennor Trophy for lifetime achievement at the Horserace Writers' and Photographers' Association lunch on December 10.
Priceless film footage of the Derby horserace of 1895 is among the highly-flammable reels of cinematic history being stored in a former nuclear bunker in Warwickshire.
In addition, they give Empire the right to manage all casino-style gaming activities (other than horserace wagering) that may be conducted on the land for seven years, and the right to manage all lawful commercial activities on the land related to gaming - including automatic teller machines, food service, lodging, and retail establishments.
RACING'S leaders yesterday spoke of the vital need for whoever forms the next government to support the proposed horserace betting right as a new way to fund the sport.
The hearing, lasting eight and a half days at the Horserace Regulatory Authority's London headquarters, also involved five unlicensed individuals, including former racecourse bookmaker Ian Nicholl.