Horse Racing: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

This year is no different, the Millennials have taken American Pharoah as their own on his trip to win the Triple Crown.

Jack Choros

I saw my first Belmont Stakes in 1972 when Riva Ridge prevailed by seven lengths. I even saw Secretariat win the Triple Crown, the Holy Grail of horse racing.

CEO of 21c Museum Hotel, Hermitage Grand Gala host, passionate contemporary art collector/world traveler, avid combined driving competitor

Photographer, writer, philanthropist, retired hedge fund manager

I love to entertain and inspire others through my stories.

Rattling around late at night in an empty Siena, I found myself curbside at the craziest horse race in the world, the Palio. An eager crowd watches in awe as she proceeds to swallow roughly a foot-and-a…

Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. “I’ll be right back.” And with that, he handed me the lead rope attached to the halter of Secretariat, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973.

John Mariani

Carey Beth Elder

A woman steps into the spotlight. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. Hold on to your gnocchi!

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.

Steve Wilson

Award-Winning photographer/author, in LA from NY.

Author of European travel guidebooks and host of travel shows on public television and public radio

Felix Francis is the son of the late Dick Francis, who was the bestselling author of more than 40 mystery novels.

The prized derby is this weekend in Churchill Downs and hat makers everywhere are having their yearly rush. The Kentucky Derby brings the best horses …

If it’s springtime in America, there are few places lovelier to be than Lexington, Kentucky. We went again the following year to majestic Belmont Park and every year after that for the next 15 years to see the Belmont Stakes. You just might begin to understand why the rich, famous and enlightened love it.

Jay Scott

Co-Executive Director, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Triple Crown winners, like Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew, are revered. Kentucky’s native spirit, bourbon, is proudly boosted around the region.

AOL Alpha marketing, editorial and content creator. The city by that name is well worth visiting, but it is in the surrounding hillsides that you find the soul of the place, especially between April and October. But it’s not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it’s whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.

Author of European travel guidebooks and host of travel shows on public television and public radio

Danny Katz

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than “pretty good.”

Rick Steves

“Here, hold the horse,” said the aging groom. Queso lover, Auburn Tiger, Southern by nature, San Francisco by nurture.

Siena’s Palio is one of the most difficult and ancient bareback horse races in the world with origins dating back centuries. For him, there is no “one” subject that he photographs; he chooses to shoot what he sees.

Edward VII once described Goodwood as “a garden party with racing tacked on,” and he wasn’t far from right (the king was a frequent guest).. If you’re open-minded however, watch the Kentucky Derby this year. Held annually in July and August, it attracts thousands of Italians and foreign visitors.

Hold on to your gnocchi — it’s …

Rick Steves

Ian Spanier

Publisher of “Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet Newsletter” and award-winning author

Let’s be honest, for most people, horse racing will always be a niche, exclusive sport

Greece starts assets sales with horse racing gambling license | Reuters

Privatizations have been a key demand of the country’s international lenders.

The government has made clear that it will honor all existing contracts.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Reuters on Thursday that state assets were one of the thorny issues in talks with the EU/IMF creditors assessing whether the cash-strapped country can get further bailout aid.

Betting on horse racing in Greece had been run by a state-owned group.

(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Editing by Keith Weir)

The agency announced in March it would proceed with the sale of the exclusive betting rights to OPAP, the country’s dominant gambling firm, which won the license last year after offering 40 million euros ($43.26 million).

In a reform list sent to the creditors last month, Athens estimated privatization revenues of 1.5 billion euros this year. ATHENS Greece’s privatization agency (HRADF) has invited OPAP (OPAr.AT) to sign a deal next week to acquire the country’s sole license for horse racing betting, the first state asset sale to be completed by the new leftist-led coalition government.

It has also said that it favors joint ventures and wants the state to keep a minimum stake in its assets to boost social security funding and protect workers’ labor rights.

“HRADF…invited the successful bidder, OPAP ?nvestments Ltd, to sign the concession contract on April 24,” the agency said in a statement on Friday. The election of Tsipras’ government in January on promises to end austerity and block “fire-sales” cast doubt on the future of Greece’s privatizations plan.

Greece has a series of ongoing tenders for the divestment of state assets, including the sale of a 67 percent stake in its biggest port Piraeus and the lease of a bundle of 14 regional airports to a joint venture led by German airport operator Fraport (FRAG.DE).

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