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Seamus Cahill trained Live Annie looks set to miss out on the upcoming Coral Sussex Stakes, despite being the fastest over the same distance this year. The greyhound who achieved victory with a time of 29.68 at Hove now looks set to miss the race, choosing instead to focus on the bitch’s event that concludes on the same evening. Cahill still faces a decision regarding Live Annie, along with other prized assets Banabane and Ballymac Lyster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Many Clouds won the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday to give jockey Leighton Aspell his second consecutive victory in the world-famous race. The 8-year-old held off a late challenge from Saint Are to win by a length and three-quarters, ahead of Monbeg Dude, Alvarado and the favourite Shutthefrontdoor. 19 of the 39 runners finished the 30-fence track, as owner Trevor Hemmings earned his third National success after previously winning with Hedgehunter and Ballabriggs. We take a look at some of the highs and lows from Saturday’s main event, and quickly glance at next year’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

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While much of the fun at the Kentucky Derby is in placing a bet and winning big, then celebrating your wins with a round of mint juleps for all your friends, there is also a fascinating culture that surrounds the Derby, which ranks the event right alongside the Master’s Tournament in Georgia and the Daytona 500 as the Big Three annual sports events in the south.

If you’re looking at odds at select venues like Sportsbook.ag (at https://www.sportsbook.ag/sbk/sportsbook4/horse-racing-betting/kentucky-derby-winner.sbkthen you know you’ve got that angle (and your bar tab) covered. But you are also investing in what is a deeply distinguished cultural event, honored by the state that bears its name. Read the rest of this entry »

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With a veritable smorgasbord of sporting offerings heading our way in 2015 you may be overwhelmed by the impressive selection of events for us all to enjoy. However, we’re focusing here on just a small slice of sporting action that’ll keep you entertained during those unpredictable spring months.
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Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker hit it big at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and shared the spoils with random people at the event.  Check out some more pictures of Welker handing out benjis from his fat stack after the jump:  Read the rest of this entry »

game on dude

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This year’s field is widely regarded as one of the most wide open fields ever assembled, where every horse has a legit shot to win if they run their best race. A little bit of racing luck and post positions likely will have a major say in the result. Game On Dude opened as the favorite at The Breeders Cup based on his undefeated record this year, and becoming only the second horse ever to sweep California’s three Grade 1 handicaps: The Santa Anita Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup, and Pacific Classic, all in the same year.
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Sports Security

For the start of the 2013 football season, the NFL has issued a new mandate so increase security at their events. All bags brought into the stadium must be clear and of a certain size and variety. So in the true nature of the NFL, you can purchase an official clear NFL bag that so happens to be exactly to those specifications for the price of a good meal. But what security measures have the other professional leagues taken? Check out this great infographic.
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Kentucky Derby entrant Orb

Your 2013 Kentucky Derby winner is Orb. The Jockey was Joel Rosario.

Orb finished the race with a time of 2 minutes and 2.89 seconds, which was much faster than the experts were predicting due to extremely muddy track conditions.

Orb started off slow, and was in the back of the pack before the final stretch. Then out of no where, Orb came storming past the pack, and eventually took the lead from Normandy Invasion with about 100 yards to go.

See the race after the jump

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