• Three injured after drone spooks horse at "Skijoring" race
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    Three injured after drone spooks horse at "Skijoring" race

    SILVERTON, Colo. -- Three people were run over by a horse that was apparently spooked by a low-flying drone during the annual “Skijoring” race in Silverton on Saturday. The Skijoring race features horses pulling skiers through the street. The Durango Herald reports that two women were taken away in an ambulance, one with a hip injury and one with a gash to the back of the head. Another man suffered a minor chin injury, but did not need an ambulance. The horse rider was trying to wave the drone away when his horse became agitated and then charged into a crowd of spectators. The competition was shut down for about 30 minutes. The drone pilot was given a ticket for illegally flying over the crowd

  • Horse Racing: Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack ruled out with tendon injury
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    Horse Racing: Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack ruled out with tendon injury

    Oddschecker have reported this lunchtime that Thistlecrack, the huge favourite for the Gold Cup, will miss Cheltenham and the rest of the season due to injury. Tizzard revealed this morning: “Thistlecrack is out. Thistlecrack is the latest big name to be ruled out of the March showpiece with other stars Faugheen, Annie Power and Min all missing due to injury.

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    Gun Runner blows doors off Razorback field

    Mary Rampellini | Daily Racing Form HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Gun Runner left no doubt he will be a major player in the handicap ranks this season, powering to a 5 1/4-length win in the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Handicap on Monday at Oaklawn. The start was his first at 4 and his first since an outstanding 3-year-old campaign which closed with a win over older rivals in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Razorback shared a card with the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest, won by One Liner. Gun Runner ($2.40) moved to the lead through an opening quarter in 23.18 seconds. He proceeded to take the field through fractions of 46.88 for the half-mile and 1:11.29 for six furlongs. Gun