Umar Salamov Returns to Defend Against Ghana’s Emmanuel “Horse Power” Anim on December 1 in Sochi

Share Tweet Share Share Email On Saturday, December 1, at the Galaktika Culture Centre in Sochi, Russia, Umar Salamov will defend his Eurasian Boxing Parliament and WBO International Light Heavyweight Championships when he faces once-beaten Emmanuel “Horse Power” Anim in an explosive 10-round showdown. Salamov (22-1, 17 KOs), from Alkhan-Kala, Russia, is currently ranked WBC #10, WBA #13, IBF #7 and WBO #10 in the world. Anim (13-1-1, 11 KOs), from Accra, Ghana, is a former Ghanaian Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion. The fight will also be televised live…

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The 2018 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductions

The 2018 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductions The 2018 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductions One of the Hall of Fame trophies (for horses) and two of the rings (for people) waiting to be given out Date: 08/08/2018 On Wednesday night the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame welcomed its 2018 class at an induction ceremony and dinner held at the Mississauga Convention Centre with about 300 people in attendance. There were ten new members voted into the Hall this year, five equine and five human, plus…

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Human Race issues statement over incident with horse rider and cyclists at Royal Windsor Triathlon

“It is saddening when the actions of a few individuals undermine an experience that is so positive for so man,” says event organiser Event organiser Human Race has issued a further statement over the shocking video that appeared at the weekend showing cyclists riding into a horse during a triathlon, saying it’s “saddening when the actions of a few individuals undermine an experience that is so positive for so many.” The incident, recorded in a video by the horse rider identified as Jennifer Katherine on Facebook, shows riders in the…

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Race organiser launches investigation after competitors undertake horse and injure rider during triathlon (video)

Further statement:No event warning on road I would not have been out on the road in any form had I known there was a sporting event on. I saw no signs alerting the local that an event would take place on the road I was on and when, hence why I went out like any normal early Sunday morning this time of year.Hit and run cyclist Nobody stopped and the cyclist that hit me seemed to show no remorse by what looks like him lifting his middle finger at me…

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A Philadelphia Eagles fan accused of punching a police horse and mounted officer is suing the team and police

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia Eagles fan accused of punching a police horse and a mounted officer before the Eagles’ NFC championship victory is suing the team, Philadelphia and state police, claiming he didn’t strike the horse and he was beaten for no reason. Andrew Tornetta, who allegedly punched a police horse and a mounted officer before the Eagles’ NFC championship victory over the Minnesota Vikings, is now suing police and the team. Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media/AP Photos The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the lawsuit Andrew Tornetta filed Wednesday alleges assault and battery…

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San Luis Rey Fire Heroes Honored with White Horse Award

The old adage goes: “Hard times don’t make heroes. It is during the hard times when the hero within us is revealed.” The fire at the San Luis Rey Training Center in December brought out the hero in many of the staff and barn workers, as they attempted to save as many horses as they could under chaotic conditions. As a collective group they were honored Nov. 1 at Churchill Downs during the Race Track Chaplaincy of America White Horse Awards. Traditionally the White Horse Award goes to an individual…

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Gagliano Elected Chairman of American Horse Council

James L. Gagliano, president and COO of The Jockey Club, was elected chairman of the American Horse Council’s Board of Trustees during the AHC’s annual meeting and national issues forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black, who served as chairman the past three years. “I’m honored to lead the American Horse Council Board and follow the very successful tenure of Dr. Jerry Black,” Gagliano said. “Dr. Black set a very high bar for the AHC, leading the successful transition from longtime president Jay Hickey to current president Julie Broadway, updating the…

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Horse PAC President Hendershot to Retire

Peggy Hendershot, who since 2006 has served as president of the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry’s most influential federal political action committee, Horse PAC, will retire at the end of the year, the NTRA announced Nov. 13. Hendershot’s lengthy tenure with Horse PAC began in 2002 when the bi-partisan PAC was activated to promote and facilitate the accumulation of voluntary contributions from members in support of political parties and candidates for federal elective office in the United States. Horse PAC has since become one of the largest federal gaming PACs in the…

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TAA Introduces Grad Awards at Five Horse Shows

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will present awards honoring the highest-placing TAA graduates and the TAA-accredited organizations affiliated with those horses at five Thoroughbred horse shows this fall. The horse shows include: the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show and T.I.P. Championships Sept. 7-9 at the Kentucky Horse Park; the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show Sept. 22-23 at Fair Hill Natural Resources Center; the Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park; the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Oct. 7 at Pimlico Race Course, and the Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show Dec. 8-9…

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Experts: Horse Racing Left at Gate in Digital Marketing

If the National Basketball Association’s current mobile digital media footprint were made by a LeBron James sneaker, horse racing is more Muggsy Bogues … as a toddler. Speaking at The Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 12 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., McKinsey and Co. executives outlined shortcomings in racing’s digital media approach compared with that of other sports. McKinsey’s Mike Salvaris said racing needs to create more engaging mobile content, promote its best content–including paying for it to be promoted—and needs to capture fan data…

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