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  • Horse 4 Allocate The Winning Money
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    The Breeders Breeders of Thoroughbred racehorses have a motto: 'Breed the best to the best, and hope for the best. ' Farms from California to New York, Florida to Maryland, are all trying to emulate what breeders in the state of Kentucky have done for centuries -- produce champions. For breeders, the study of bloodlines is a way of life. The art of matching a dam (the horse's mother) with a sire (the father) to produce a top foal is part art form, part science, and a great deal of luck. For inst...
  • Story The Rocking Horse Winner
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    The Rocking-Horse Winner The Rocking-Horse Winner is a complex story that is best understood if one examines it through the 5 Elements of Fiction: setting, character, plot, point of view and theme. This story is about a little boy named Paul who is trying to gain love and affection from his greedy mother. One day he told his mother that he had luck and he knew his mother did not believe him. This compelled him to go out and find luck on his own. He set off on his rocking horse on a journey to fi...
  • 1999 The Sport Of Kings Horse Racing
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    Matthew W. Kedron Eng 291-23 Prof. McElfresh December 8, 1999 The Sport of Kings Horse Racing is a contest of speed between two or more horses, usually Thoroughbreds, which are driven or ridden over a special race course. It is technically termed flat racing. One of the oldest known sports, and still popular in most countries, horse racing is also one of the most highly organized and commercialized sports. Flat races are contests of speed between two or more saddle horses, generally Thoroughbred...
  • Long Time With Paul
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    The Rocking Horse Winner Lucky. Thats what this whole story is about, being lucky. It seemed that to be successful in this society you had to have a certain amount of luck about you to be able to make money to survive. Paul seemed to be the first to realize it when he asked his mother "why dont we keep a car of our own Why do we always use Uncles, or else a taxi" When she replied that it was because they were poor he asked why and she said "Because your father has no luck". I believe it was from...
  • Keeneland Into A Great Legacy Of Horse
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    The Early Years of Keeneland History Kentucky's open grasslands had attracted the type of settler who loved horses because of its great beauty. Also, Kentucky imposed richness of soil minerals, abundance of water, and suitable climate, terrain, and vegetation that attracted these people. People that lived in Kentucky possessed a great love and pride for sporting horses. Their love and passion of horses would shape the Thoroughbred world of today. The horse industry in Kentucky expanded rapidly w...
  • Love Of Horses As The Narrator
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    Anderson: "I Want to know Why" People become human through common experiences. The thread running through this essay clearly demonstrates the power that a shared love for horses and racing overcomes racial boundaries. The introductory paragraph with its masterly structure accounts for the story's gripping power. The narrator brings us vividly into the story as "we got up at four in the morning, that first day in the east". He and his friends "with the true instinct of Kentucky boys had found our...
  • First Ferrari Road Car
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    Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena Italy on February 18 1898. He came from a well to do family that owned a metal foundry making railroad parts, they were the first in his town to own a car. When WWI came Enzo's father and brother (Dino) were drafted into the Italian army, whom both died from influenza in 1916. Enzo was forced to leave school to run the foundry, when the business collapsed he started work as a metalworker at the Modena Fire Brigade workshop in order to support his widowed mother. E...
  • Saratoga Race Track
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    Saratoga Race course On July 27, 1783, George Washington and his men stood over a bubbling hole, that hole was releasing water that to them was salty and smelled as if it had a high sulfur content. This water would be known as Saratoga mineral water. Saratoga residents baked spring water bread for Washington and his men, with out adding any salt or yeast and yet within a matter of minutes the bread rose. George Washington was considered to be Saratoga's first visitor or tourist on that day. Almo...
  • Logan Aeurtms
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    Ryan CyrEnglishOctober 1, 2001 Title: Shattered Author: Dick Francis Publisher: Jove Books Date: 2000 Gerald Logan and Martin Stuckey met in a jury room and became immediate friends although they share little in common. Martin is a horse jockey who races at the elite English tracks. Logan, who owns and operates Logan Glass, is a gifted glassblower beginning to earn a well-deserved reputation. Even after the trouble began, Logan never blamed Stuckey nor regretted their friendship. On New Year^aEU...
  • Ancient Chariot Driver
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    The 'Wheel' World of Chariots Chariot Racing, popular public game in the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, in which horses pulled a two-wheeled chariot, or small cart, driven by a charioteer. Often the chariot driver stood in the chariot, rather than sitting. A chariot driver cracks his whip to encourage his horses. Chariot racing was a popular pastime in ancient Greece and Rome and was recorded as an event in the ancient Olympic Games. At the ancient Olympic Games, which began in 776 ...
  • Rocking Horse Winner
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    Comparision And Contrast Between The Rocking Horse Winner And The Road Not Taken J. Mathis 2 The Comparison and Contrast of "The Destructors" and "The Rocking Horse Winner" Life's stories shared through the view of two writers. Both stories have many similarities, however, contrast with just as many differences. "The Destructors", written by Graham Green, and "The Rocking Horse Winner" written by D.H. Lawrence. When contrasting these two stories, consider the plot, characters, story line, and ea...
  • Merchant And The Mayor
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    Essay #2 Rewrite A Day At the Races An upper class tourist attends the races in the countryside South of France. As the couple rides smoothly in their stationary horse carriage, the man stops to contemplate the good times he has enjoyed since his first race. The carriages passengers comprised of a coachman, a small, black dog, and two women-one carrying a baby while the other holds a parasol. They celebrate the birth of their child and he returns to the scene of his favorite pastime only to enjo...

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