Spring / 2012

We show you Newmarket, explain about owners colours, tell you about Arabian race horses, take you to The Prix de l’Arc and much more…

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  • PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE

    Being the best. The most prestigious. The most seen. That’s what every race meeting in the world wants to be. But only one race can claim what is possibly the most sought after title of all – the world’s best race. And that title belongs to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
    In this special we take you there and give you the feeling, the facts and the history.

    DUBAI WORLD CUP – A PHOTO SPECIAL

    The last saturday in March. People from all over the world gather in Dubai for the Dubai World Cup. The richest horse race in the world. Period. A total purse of more than 20 million dollars will be distributed in the evenings races. GallopMagazines Annika af Klercker went there to see it all through her camera. In her very own way.
    We show you what she saw.

    FROM WAR HORSE TO RACE HORSE – THE STORY OF THE PUREBRED ARABIAN

    It all started in the Middle-East.

    The bedouins there had a different kind of warfare. Something the crusaders from Europe soon discovered – the hard way. The quick Arabian horses became the basis for the thoroughbred.

    But now the original racehorse strikes back. Arabian racing is possibly the fastest growing type of racing globally.
    Here is all you need to know about this exciting part of racing.

    ELIZABETH ARDEN - MAKE UP AND RACE HORSES

    Almost everyone knows Elizabeth Arden as the woman behind a brand of cosmetics. But in the 40’s and 50’s USA she was almost as famous because of her horses.
    Here’s the unknown story behind the 8 hour cream.

    TRUE COLOURS – YOUR DESIGN ON YOUR HORSE

    Formula 1 cars. Soccer teams. Corporations. everyone’s got identifying colours today. But the tradition of colours may be the oldest in horse racing. Racing authorities require that every horse owner registers a unique colour-and-pattern combination, called silks. it’s a tradition that was started more than a hundred years ago, and that goes back all the way to the knights.
    We give you the background and the story.

    JOHN HENRY: EVERYHORSE, FOR EVERYMAN

    Many contemporary equine heroes are the inspiration for sentimental movies and posters on little girls’ boudoir walls. John Henry, on the other hand, was the archetype, the encouragement, for Everyman.

    NEWMARKET

    It’s early morning in Newmarket, 60 miles from London. The town is awakening. Hardly any traffic. One or two garbage trucks. And a couple of blocks from the main street, 35 racehorses walk across a pedestrian crossing.
    Follow Gallop Magazine to the English town where it’s all about horse racing.