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Grand National: 25-1 outsider Pineau de Re claims famous win at Aintreeupdated Sat Apr 05 2014 13:16:18

One of the most dramatic Grand Nationals in recent years ended in victory for 25-1 shot Pineau De Re, who ran on relentlessly to capture Britain's most iconic horse race.

Grand National: Did 'gentleman jockey' Sam Waley-Cohen save royal relationship?updated Fri Apr 04 2014 06:35:09

Would you go to work for nothing? More to the point, would you do so risking life and limb riding a horse in one of the world's toughest races?

Dubai World Cup: Andrew Lloyd Webber hopes to shine on secondary stageupdated Fri Mar 28 2014 12:50:15

He's created some of the world's highest-earning stage shows, so it's only fitting that Andrew Lloyd Webber will be in the limelight on the day of the planet's most expensive horse race.

Breeding the world's 'smallest' horseupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 12:42:56

Horse breeder José Risso on what makes the Peruvian Paso so unique. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports.

Peru's passion for horsesupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 12:33:59

CNN's Francesca Cumani explores the country's horse racing industry.

Top horses battle it out in Peruupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 10:37:29

The Gran Premio Latinoamerica has attracted the best horses from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Perú -- all with a chance to realize the dreams of their owners.

Former jockey Richard Dunwoody's new life through a lensupdated Thu Mar 20 2014 08:03:19

As a jockey he spent his career guiding horses over the world's toughest fences.

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Outsider Lord Windermere wins after inquiryupdated Fri Mar 14 2014 14:15:28

An incident-packed final day at Cheltenham culminated in a no-less dramatic finale when outsider Lord Windermere captured the Gold Cup in heart-stopping fashion for trainer Jim Culloty and jockey Davy Russell.

Cheltenham Festival: More Of That pips Annie Power in World Hurdle updated Thu Mar 13 2014 14:08:10

It was billed as a clash between emerging jumps superstar Annie Power and one of the best staying hurdlers of all time, Big Buck's.

Cheltenham Festival Day Two: Sire De Grugy the starupdated Wed Mar 12 2014 14:32:14

It was a case of déjà vu at Cheltenham on Wednesday as Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins took the opening race for a second day in a row.

Cheltenham Festival: Quevega makes it six on the spin updated Tue Mar 11 2014 14:29:10

Flat racing has Royal Ascot; tennis has Wimbledon; football has the FA Cup.

Life after Frankel: Can genetic 'lightning bolt' strike twice?updated Thu Mar 06 2014 08:56:45

How do you follow a phenomenon like Frankel?

Michael Owen: From 'silent assassin' to horse whispererupdated Tue Mar 04 2014 08:13:36

How do you replace the adrenaline-filled emotion of scoring one of the greatest goals in World Cup history when your football career ends?

Michael Owen builds horse racing empire?updated Thu Feb 27 2014 09:26:19

The English footballer turned horse owner opens the doors to his training yard. CNN's Amanda Davies reports.

Royal Ascot on canvas: Is this Britain at its best?updated Thu Feb 27 2014 08:45:34

It's like an imaginary movie momentarily on pause. Under a reddened English summer afternoon sky, taking center stage is Estimate, the royal horse that romped to victory at last year's Ascot Gold Cup.

Is this Qatar's first superstar jockey?updated Wed Feb 26 2014 11:18:42

CNN's Francesca Cumani meets Faleh Bogunaim -- a local rider who is making a name for himself.

Family rivalry fuels royal horsing empireupdated Tue Feb 25 2014 10:08:14

CNN's Francesca Cumani explores how Qatar's royal family has impacted the global racing scene.

Godolphin racing stable revamped by Dubai rulerupdated Tue Feb 25 2014 09:52:49

One of the world's most successful horse racing operations has undergone a major reshuffle in an attempt to close the stable door on a damaging doping scandal.

S'manga Khumalo: From violent township to winner's enclosureupdated Thu Feb 13 2014 09:36:10

It's been a long time coming. A very long time. But S'manga Khumalo is proving that black jockeys can hold the whip hand in South Africa.

South African jockey shakes up racingupdated Fri Feb 07 2014 13:05:52

S'manga Khumalo talks about his life and career in the world of horse racing.

Sun, sea and turfupdated Fri Feb 07 2014 12:26:44

South African horse trainer Justin Snaith explains why a beach workout is the best preparation for race day.

Breaking with tradition: Royal Ascot agrees Qatari sponsorship dealupdated Fri Feb 07 2014 11:03:29

It needed permission from the British monarch and has the potential to enrage traditionalists, but one of horse racing's most regal occasions has crossed the rubicon and will allow sponsorship branding for the first time in its 300-year history.

Making S. Africa an equestrian powerupdated Tue Feb 04 2014 06:34:46

One of South Africa's richest families hopes to turn the country into a horse racing powerhouse.

Surf and turf: Thoroughbred therapy on Cape Town's sun-kissed coast updated Fri Jan 31 2014 09:01:30

Life's a beach for some of South Africa's best horses.

Irish vet takes on Japan's racing industryupdated Thu Jan 30 2014 11:46:19

CNN's Francesca Cumani meets the first foreigner to own a stud farm in Japan.

Japan's horse breeding brosupdated Thu Jan 30 2014 11:39:23

CNN's Francesca Cumani reports on a family enterprise shaping the country's racing industry.

Frankel legacy: the million dollar foal?updated Fri Jan 24 2014 06:20:44

Rarely has an animal birth been more hotly anticipated but the equine answer to the Royal Baby has taken its first tentative steps at the home of racing, Newmarket in eastern England.

World's biggest horse racing fans?updated Mon Jan 06 2014 07:00:01

Francesca Cumani visits Tokyo as committed fans line up to secure the best positions at the long-running Arima Kinen race.

Qatar: New rulers of the sport of kingsupdated Mon Dec 16 2013 10:38:59

It was an international who's who of horse racing super powers: Japan, Great Britain, Ireland, France, the United States and a resurgent Germany were all represented in the start gate of this year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

HK horse race with a $9 million prizeupdated Tue Dec 10 2013 06:14:06

CNN's Francesca Cumani reports from the HK International Race, with a $9 million prize on the line.

Rookie trainer climbs the ranksupdated Mon Dec 09 2013 11:07:20

CNN's Francesca Cumani meets Hong Kong-based Chris So who finally became a horse trainer earlier this year.

Policing Hong Kong's racing industryupdated Mon Dec 09 2013 11:04:46

Francesca Cumani goes inside a Hong Kong laboratory where technicians monitor the integrity of horse racing.

Scotland's new mythical beasts to rival Loch Ness legacyupdated Mon Dec 09 2013 08:47:01

Forget the Loch Ness Monster -- Scotland has a new pair of mythical beasts to lure curious tourists to its shores.

The world's worst racehorse? Meet Vote for Lustupdated Fri Nov 29 2013 05:46:35

Even in retirement Black Caviar -- arguably Australia's most celebrated racehorse with 25 victories from 25 starts -- shows no sign of fading from the media glare.

The 'Jimmy Choos' of horseshoes updated Fri Nov 22 2013 06:37:33

They are being billed as the Jimmy Choos of horseshoes but it's more than just the design that will appeal to jockeys and trainers.

Is Singapore the best place to own horses?updated Mon Nov 18 2013 17:51:58

CNN's Francesca Cumani looks into the benefits of buying a horse in Singapore.

Historic trainer beats tropical climateupdated Fri Nov 15 2013 07:11:17

Francesca Cumani spends the day with Singapore trainer Laurie Laxon, the first trainer in Singapore to have 1000 winners.

Jockey pips Kofi Annan to portrait prizeupdated Thu Nov 14 2013 08:04:11

The life of a jockey is far from glamorous -- a world away from the confines of the rarefied, hushed atmosphere of London's National Portrait Gallery.

By Royal Appointment: Queen's horse Estimate wins Cartier awardupdated Wed Nov 13 2013 17:21:01

It is a horse that most certainly meets with Royal approval but for now the Queen is happy for her filly Estimate to luxuriate in the grounds of her Sandringham estate.

Tattersalls: Tycoons vie to buy 'ultimate racehorse'updated Mon Nov 11 2013 07:27:38

If the global economy remains sluggish, a small corner of the British horse racing hub of Newmarket is very much bucking the trend.

Racing's 'Mr Indestructible' Tony McCoy reaches 4,000 winner mark updated Thu Nov 07 2013 15:07:57

He's broken nearly every bone in his body in one of the most exacting all sports -- on the way setting records for jump racing that many predict will never be surpassed -- but Thursday saw Northern Ireland's Tony McCoy reach a very special milestone.

Melbourne Cup: Favorite Fiorente gives Gai Waterhouse a landmark winupdated Tue Nov 05 2013 07:56:35

Gai Waterhouse made history on Tuesday by becoming the first female Australian trainer to win the Melbourne Cup, the country's most prestigious horse race.

European horses winning in Australiaupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 10:37:08

Australia looks to Europe for its racing horses, and Francesca Cumani finds out why

Trainer a rising star in horse racingupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 09:58:17

Francesca Cumani talks to Chris Waller about what it takes to be a successful horse trainer

Meet an ambassador of horse racingupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 09:50:11

A legend of the Melbourne Cup, Subzero remains busy even in retirement

Melbourne Cup: Subzero the celebrity wonder horseupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 08:40:37

He has been ridden by pop star Kylie Minogue, actor Hugh Jackman has performed cabaret on him in a casino and he had his life saved by the last Australian Prime Minister.

Black Caviar statue unveiled, super mare in foalupdated Thu Oct 24 2013 07:50:30

After an unbeaten career and a Vogue cover, Australia's most celebrated horse now has a bronze statue in her honor.

Arc winning owner pays world record for a yearling filly at auctionupdated Thu Oct 10 2013 11:21:13

Qatari Sheikh Joann Al Thani has broken the world record paid for a yearling filly by splashing out $8.38 million for a daughter of 2001 Epsom Derby winner Galileo at the Tattersalls bloodstock auction in Newmarket, eastern England.

Inside the Prix de l'Arc de Triompheupdated Mon Oct 07 2013 12:27:43

Treve became the third straight filly to win the $5.4 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Japan's love affair with horse racingupdated Mon Oct 07 2013 12:27:04

Francesca Cumani looks at how Japan has become a major force in the horse racing industry.

The paintballing jockeyupdated Mon Oct 07 2013 12:26:23

CNN's Francesca Cumani speaks with Olivier Peslier about the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and his love of paintball.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Treve thrashes male rivals as Japan misses out againupdated Sun Oct 06 2013 13:47:57

When it comes to the richest horse race on the European circuit, the girls are definitely beating the boys.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Why horse racing is 'Big in Japan'updated Fri Oct 04 2013 06:53:03

Big in Japan. It's a phenomenon well known to generations of rock bands, elevated from relative obscurity at home to apparent god-like status in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Fall from grace: When the unthinkable happens to jockeysupdated Mon Sep 23 2013 08:17:16

One of the scariest scenarios of any sport must be the realization by a jockey that the half-tonne animal underneath him is not going to land successfully as it flies over a fence six feet high at nearly 50 kilometers per hour.

Russell Baze: Horse Racing's $186 million manupdated Fri Sep 13 2013 07:07:14

Heavyweight champions share a variety of qualities -- but one that often exposes their true nature is the desire for more success as soon as it is achieved.

All the queen's horses: A monarch's passionupdated Fri Sep 06 2013 09:09:55

His uncle Harry has promised the newest addition to the royal family that he will have "fun" -- and if a centuries old tradition is to be followed, it is an odds on certainty that horse racing will play a prominent role in young Prince George's future social life.

The rise of German race horsesupdated Tue Sep 03 2013 11:52:38

CNN's Francesca Cumani reports on why German horses are so popular with top trainers.

In search of the perfect horseupdated Sun Sep 01 2013 12:57:21

CNN's Francesca Cumani examines the process of yearling vetting before Baden-Baden's yearly sale.

Jockey brings Panama flavor to Germanyupdated Sat Aug 31 2013 01:38:55

Winning Post meets Eduardo "Eddy" Pedroza, the Panamanian jockey who made it big in the German racing world.

Fire leaping and samurai battles: Are these the world's craziest horse festivals?updated Mon Aug 26 2013 07:31:32

Each summer, more than 50,000 people pour into a cobblestone square in Tuscany for a gut-wrenching 90-seconds.

Mongol Derby: 'Like the Tour de France crossed with Snakes and Ladders'updated Fri Aug 23 2013 06:29:14

Wild horses, raging winds and energy-sapping heat in the land of Genghis Khan; welcome to the Mongolian steppe.

Train like a jockey: The boot camp producing winnersupdated Thu Aug 15 2013 08:06:11

Jockeys may rely on real live horsepower to help them reach the winning post, but they still train like athletes.

The Hannon family's racing dynastyupdated Fri Aug 02 2013 12:25:16

CNN's Winning Post meets three generations of the Hannon family who have trained 30 Group 1 winners.

Are you fit enough to be a jockey?updated Thu Aug 01 2013 12:02:29

Being a jockey is a demanding job. Alex Thomas finds out just how tough it is at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

Wholesome, beautiful and tough as nails: Meet Miss Rodeo America...updated Thu Aug 01 2013 07:13:11

It's the Miss America beauty pageant, but not as you know it. The swimsuit competition is out, volatile farm animals are in, and there are enough leather dresses to furnish a small sofa store.

Horse racing's 'speed gene' testupdated Wed Jul 31 2013 12:05:04

CNN's Francesca Cumani explores a new test that can predict the best race distance for an individual horse using DNA.

Keeping it in the family: 'Wizard of Ballydoyle's' master apprenticeupdated Wed Jul 31 2013 07:28:18

The man they call the "Wizard of Ballydoyle" has got a master apprentice.

Land of social climbing? English high society at playupdated Mon Jul 29 2013 07:15:33

Two World Wars have been fought, Empires lost, the atom split, the worldwide web invented and social media proliferated, but all the while a unique set of quintessential English sporting events have remained in their own self-regulated time warp, with only minor concessions to modernity.

Double life of horse racing heroupdated Fri Jul 26 2013 05:22:02

Johnny Murtagh has a simple philosophy which has served him well during his glittering career as one of the leading jockeys in the world of thoroughbred racing.

Breeding the next generation of championsupdated Mon Jul 22 2013 06:03:49

Francesca Cumani visits Sheikh Mohammed's Kildangan Stud in Ireland, home to some of the world's most valuable horses.

Jockey and successful trainerupdated Mon Jul 22 2013 05:07:40

Jockey Johnny Murtagh has decided not to wait until he's hung up his racing silks to take out his trainers licence.

Horse racing's dream teamupdated Thu Jul 18 2013 12:00:58

Francesca Cumani meets the O'Brien family, dubbed the "Manchester United" of horse racing.

'Perfect muse': How the horse cantered to the canvasupdated Thu Jul 18 2013 08:34:31

The animal kingdom is full of big beasts, but it's the graceful nature of the horse which speaks loudest on the artist's canvas.

Racing's battle of the sexes -- on four legsupdated Fri Jun 28 2013 05:28:35

Can you think of one sport where men and women compete against each other as equals?

Kiwi jockey continues meteoric riseupdated Tue Jun 25 2013 07:49:54

Francesca Cumani meets New Zealand jockey James McDonald, who has dominated racing back home and in Australia, as he makes his Ascot debut.

Queen joyous at Royal Ascot winupdated Fri Jun 21 2013 06:05:22

Queen Elizabeth laughs and claps as her horse, Estimate wins the Royal Ascot Gold Cup.

Fashion and glamor at Royal Ascotupdated Thu Jun 20 2013 06:13:51

Winning Post's Francesca Cumani talks to fashion designer, Fitriani Hay about the glamor on display at Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot: Lords and My Fair Ladies swan about in styleupdated Thu Jun 20 2013 04:33:41

"C'mon Dover! Move yer bloomin' arse!"

Frankel: Super freak to super stud?updated Wed Jun 19 2013 14:24:29

How will Frankel, widely considered the finest thoroughbred every produced, perform in his new career at stud?

Animal Kingdom loses final raceupdated Tue Jun 18 2013 13:29:42

Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom has become the first Kentucky Derby winner since 1936 to run at Royal Ascot.

The rising star of French racingupdated Mon Jun 17 2013 08:32:09

At just 23 years old, Maxime Guyon is already one of Europe's leading jockeys.

Amateur jockeys line up at Chantillyupdated Mon Jun 17 2013 08:24:44

Once a year, a group of elite amateur lady jockeys gets the chance to ride on one of French racing's biggest stages.

Aga Khan's 'live horse museum'updated Fri Jun 14 2013 07:39:01

His Highness the Aga Khan has won all over the world, including a record seven victories at the Prix de Diane.

Aga Khan's grand $3M restoration of opulent 'live horse museum'updated Fri Jun 14 2013 07:02:56

If you thought you were going to be reincarnated as a horse -- you'd probably want to be born here.

Frankel trainer Henry Cecil dies after cancer battleupdated Tue Jun 11 2013 11:59:39

It is a bittersweet irony that, after a four-decade career which saw Henry Cecil train thousands of racehorses, he will forever be remembered for just one -- Frankel.

Hot to trot: The secrets and superstitions of jockey fashionsupdated Mon Jun 10 2013 08:13:29

The rainbow-colored jackets shimmer in the sun. From a distance the silken costumes could be the attire of circus performers, ready to throw custard pies at each other for the whooping crowd above.

Palace Malice wins Belmont Stakesupdated Sat Jun 08 2013 18:44:56

Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, on Saturday.

Ruler of the World crowned king of Epsom Derbyupdated Sat Jun 01 2013 12:14:56

Under the watchful gaze of one monarch, a new king was crowned at Epsom Downs Saturday as the Aidan O'Brien-trained Ruler of the World dominated rivals to claim England's most prestigious race, the Epsom Derby.

Talent, a 20-1 outsider, wins the Oaks at Epsom updated Fri May 31 2013 19:11:10

Talent, a 20-1 outsider, dominated rivals to capture the Oaks, the premier fillies' Classic of the season.

Suffragette Emily Davison: Feminism's forgotten hero or middle-aged crank?updated Fri May 31 2013 07:28:40

It is one of the most remarkable images of the 20th Century -- and no one is watching.

Jockey Dettori cleared to return after six-month cocaine banupdated Thu May 30 2013 15:25:38

Iconic jockey Frankie Dettori was cleared to return to racing by the governing body of the sport in France Thursday after serving a six-month ban for cocaine use.

Jockey cam: Horse racing on dirtupdated Tue May 21 2013 09:45:08

Experience what it's like to ride on the dirt at Churchill Downs, venue for the Kentucky Derby.

Oxbow wins Preakness Stakesupdated Sat May 18 2013 15:37:56

Oxbow, after a sixth-place showing at the Kentucky Derby, led wire-to-wire to claim victory Saturday at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Preakness Stakes: Fun fun facts about 'the middle sister'updated Fri May 17 2013 06:26:51

It's a dilemma 1960s TV character Jan Brady knew well: "How do you stand out when you're the middle sister?"

A different ball game for superstar jockey Joel Rosarioupdated Thu May 16 2013 08:48:53

The best jockey in America, if not the world, is talking about a sport close to his heart -- baseball.

How does it feel to race on dirt?updated Tue May 07 2013 06:49:02

Winning Post's Francesca Cumani looks at how racing on the dirt feels to both horses and jockeys....

Orb bides his time, wins muddy 139th Kentucky Derbyupdated Sat May 04 2013 17:19:57

Orb, far back in the pack for much of the race, made a late charge to win the 139th running of the mud-spattered Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Classic redemption for Godolphinupdated Sat May 04 2013 12:59:56

The curtain was raised on the English flat racing season in emphatic style as the Godolphin-owned Dawn Approach stormed to victory in the 2,000 Guineas, the first "classic" of the season, at Newmarket's Rowley Mile Saturday.

'Judge me on my talent, not my sex,' says Kentucky Derby's female jockey updated Fri May 03 2013 12:11:41

She's got some of the softest hands in the business. But just because jockey Rosie Napravnik has a gentle touch, doesn't mean she's a push over.

Female jockey aims to win Derbyupdated Fri May 03 2013 11:21:24

Jockey Rosie Napravnik hopes to make history by being the first woman to win the Kentucky Derby.

Gary Stevens' successful Derby return?updated Fri May 03 2013 07:45:02

3-time Kentucky Derby champion Gary Stevens talks to CNN about his return to the saddle after seven years in retirement.

'History has already been written' for Kentucky Derby's black jockeyupdated Fri May 03 2013 06:41:49

History is against Kevin Krigger. A black jockey hasn't won America's most prestigious race -- the Kentucky Derby -- for over a century.

The art of living forever: Equine taxidermyupdated Mon Apr 29 2013 06:17:38

"Horsey!" scream the children staring in awe at the glossy chestnut thoroughbred towering above them.

Thatcher who? Aussies mourn departure of 'other' leading ladyupdated Wed Apr 17 2013 12:24:20

"She has an incredible legacy," Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard tweeted.

Black Caviar scores her quarter centuryupdated Sat Apr 13 2013 05:29:39

Australian wonder mare Black Caviar extended her unbeaten streak to 25 races in some style on Saturday, blowing away her rivals in the TJ Smith Stakes at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse.

Will clockwise track spell the end of Black Caviar's winning streak?updated Fri Apr 12 2013 05:17:45

It may seem counter intuitive. But sometimes you've got to go backwards to go forwards.

The richest day of horse racingupdated Mon Apr 01 2013 07:28:08

Winning Post's Francesca Cumani travels to the richest day of horse racing at the Dubai World Cup.

From camel racing to prized jockeyupdated Mon Apr 01 2013 07:24:38

Emirati jockey Ahmed Ajtebi talks to WInning Post's Francesca Cumani about his journey into horse racing.

Animal Kingdom scoops richest prize in racing updated Sat Mar 30 2013 14:57:04

Animal Kingdom roared into the record books at Meydan Racecourse Saturday, blowing away the rest of the field to become only the second Kentucky Derby winner to triumph in the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race.

Horses fly to Dubai in search of richesupdated Fri Mar 29 2013 11:28:09

Wigmore Hall and horses from across the globe are being drawn to Dubai by the world's richest race day.

Space-age skyscrapers and sheiks: Racing's new world orderupdated Fri Mar 29 2013 08:23:55

Rising from the desert like a space-age skyscraper, there is something equally awe-inspiring and unnerving about the five-star Meydan Hotel.

Flying high: From 'cattle-class' to 'horse-class'updated Fri Mar 22 2013 06:48:34

Once you've battled through the queues, check-in, extortionate on board snacks and cramped seating, it's no wonder so many economy airline passengers complain about flying "cattle-class."

Upping the stakes: Royal Ascot offers record $7.5M prize moneyupdated Wed Mar 20 2013 12:02:25

Britain's prestigious Royal Ascot has increased its prize money to a record $7.5 million, in an effort to attract the top race horses from around the world.

Buying a race horse: A safe bet?updated Fri Mar 08 2013 09:26:39

What do Britain's Queen Elizabeth, soccer star Wayne Rooney and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg all have in common?

Transforming the desert into a racetrackupdated Mon Mar 04 2013 09:23:24

Francesca Cumani travels to Doha to meet Brad Smith, the man who is turning the Qatari desert green.

Qatar's six-star hotel ... for horsesupdated Fri Mar 01 2013 08:03:13

Rising from the desert like a white Arabian castle, Umm Qarn has all the trimmings you'd expect of a six-star luxury hotel.

6 star luxury for Qatar race horsesupdated Wed Feb 27 2013 13:17:48

Qatar is welcoming champion horses, trainers and jockeys in what could be considered a 6 stars luxury stud.

Life as an expat jockey in Dohaupdated Wed Feb 27 2013 05:21:31

CNN's Winning Post meets David Bouland, who left his native France for the Qatari capital 15 years ago.

The forgotten godfathers of black American sportupdated Fri Feb 22 2013 06:07:14

Think of the greatest American sports stars of all time and names like Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali and Serena Williams will likely spring to mind.

Last hurrah for horse racing's returning superstar Black Caviar?updated Fri Feb 15 2013 08:02:06

She graced the cover of Vogue, launched a best-selling biography and was named Australian Sportswoman of the Year.

Man + horse + skis = ??updated Mon Feb 11 2013 07:21:54

CNN's Francesca Cumani looks at a sport that combines man, horse and skis.

Staying safe when competing on iceupdated Sat Feb 09 2013 10:56:47

CNN's Francesca Cumani looks at how horses and jockeys manage to remain safe while running on a thick frozen lake.

Swiss town with need for speedupdated Fri Feb 08 2013 14:25:50

Francesca Cumani looks at the many speed sports that draw crowds to St Moritz.

Cool racing: Horses battle on snowupdated Fri Feb 08 2013 14:05:16

Para-gliders soar above the snowy peaks and broad pistes where hundreds of youngsters are taking their first lessons at Europe's biggest ski school.

Whodunnit? Sport's greatest unsolved kidnapping 30 years onupdated Thu Feb 07 2013 07:48:41

It was a foggy winter's night on the remote Ballymany Stud Farm in Ireland when its head groom Jim Fitzgerald heard a knock at the door.

Women race ahead in endurance testupdated Thu Jan 31 2013 08:27:26

Purebred Arabian stallions dominate the world of endurance horse events, but it is increasingly likely that the rider guiding them to glory will be a young woman.

Portrait of endurance horsesupdated Mon Jan 21 2013 07:03:54

Francesca Cumani visits two endurance legends to find out more about the makings of a champion.

Endurance racing in the Dubai desertupdated Mon Jan 21 2013 06:47:24

Francesca Cumani embarks on a 4X4 vehicle to track the competitors' as they take up the challenge of long distance racing

The Arabian horse: King of enduranceupdated Fri Jan 18 2013 14:29:13

CNN's Francesca Cumani visits two endurance legends to find out more about the makings of a champion.

The challenges of endurance racingupdated Thu Jan 17 2013 10:35:02

Winning Post meets a group of Emirati women, to discuss how they took up the challenge of long distance racing .

Long Run reclaims King George VI crown after driving finish at Kempton updated Wed Dec 26 2012 11:13:19

Long Run edged outsider Captain Chris to reclaim the prestigious King George VI Chase crown at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.

2012: How horse racing became coolupdated Thu Dec 20 2012 09:03:07

A buzz ripples through the packed stadium as word quickly spreads: "He's here."

'Barbaric' whipping of horse in Pistorius raceupdated Fri Dec 14 2012 07:46:05

Animal welfare groups have criticized the "utterly barbaric" whipping of a horse which competed in a race against Paralympic icon Oscar Pistorius.

Paralympian Pistorius to race a horseupdated Tue Dec 11 2012 09:33:05

Sprinter Oscar Pistorius made history this year by becoming the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games. Now the South African has now set his sights on an altogether different opponent.

Greatest show on turfupdated Mon Dec 10 2012 13:37:04

Longines Hong Kong Cup is the biggest event of the year, a highlight for the sport's growing Asian fan base.

Hong Kong's celebrity jockeysupdated Mon Dec 10 2012 07:06:05

Hong Kong's elite jockeys tell Francesca Cumani about their life on and off track.

World's only three-story stablesupdated Fri Dec 07 2012 08:58:28

Shortage of space is a major issue in Hong Kong. But horse trainers are tackling this with a unique solution.

Painting by muscles: The art of massageupdated Fri Dec 07 2012 08:05:17

With its cartoon-like skeleton and blood-red muscles on display, the horse parading around the race track has all the appearances of a very late Halloween prank.

Champion jockey Dettori remorseful after accepting drug banupdated Wed Dec 05 2012 07:42:26

Champion jockey Frankie Dettori has vowed to "rebuild his reputation" after accepting a six-month suspension, having been found guilty of using a banned substance.

Roll over Freud: Rise of animal therapy updated Fri Nov 30 2012 08:57:38

Beasts of burden, winners of wars and beloved as the sport of Kings -- now horses are being used to cure the ills of modern life.

Style bible's most controversial model?updated Fri Nov 23 2012 07:12:56

With her doe eyes, razor-sharp cheek bones, flowing jet black locks and the most talked-about rump in the business, it's no wonder she's on the cover of arguably the world's most prestigious fashion magazine.

Top jockey Frankie Dettori suspended in France after positive drugs test updated Wed Nov 21 2012 12:45:42

Top jockey Frankie Dettori was handed a temporary ban from riding in France Wednesday after giving a positive drugs test for a banned substance.

Whykickamoocow: The secret of silly horse namesupdated Wed Nov 14 2012 09:18:40

Say these names as fast as you can: Hoof Hearted, Whykickamoocow, Oh no it's my mother-in-law, Maythehorsebewithyou.

Dettori facing French investigation after positive test at Longchampsupdated Tue Nov 13 2012 12:31:36

Jockey Frankie Dettori is facing an investigation after his lawyer confirmed he had given a "positive test" at a race meeting in France in September.

Singapore attracts top horse trainersupdated Tue Nov 13 2012 06:27:42

CNN's Liz Neisloss takes a look at why a growing number of international horse trainers are making the move to Singapore.

Singapore's race for the Gold Cupupdated Mon Nov 12 2012 10:38:15

Amid Asia's booming horse racing scene, Singapore's Gold Cup draws some star power. Liz Neisloss reports.

What do winners eat for lunch?updated Fri Nov 09 2012 09:58:36

Far from eating carrots and apples a race horse's diet actually very sophisticated, designed by equine nutritionists.

Breakfast of champions: What's in the nosebag?updated Fri Nov 09 2012 06:16:28

It may seem like an odd partnership -- one weighs half a ton, the other just 50 kilograms. But when a jockey jumps on the back of a massive racehorse, it can be a multi-million-dollar match made in heaven.

Green Moon wins Melbourne Cupupdated Tue Nov 06 2012 05:41:45

Green Moon owner, Lloyd Williams and jockey, Brett Prebble talk after winning the 2012 Melbourne Cup.

The race that stops a nationupdated Mon Nov 05 2012 13:50:39

Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, explains what makes the Melbourne Cup the 'greatest handicap race in the world.'

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