m88 They just need to play better,” Hicks said, who also backed the club’s manager, Rafa Benitez, calling him the “right man for Liverpool”.
He said the acquisition had more to do with his love of sport than his bank account.
“People get involved with m88 sport because of a passion,” Hicks said.
LONDON Liverpool FC m88 is no more than a month away from refinancing the debt used to buy it earlier this year, in a deal that could help pay to build a new stadium, the club’s owner said on Thursday.
Hicks, co-founder of buyout firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, owns the Texas Rangers baseball team and Dallas Stars NHL franchise, while Gillett owns NHL’s Montreal Canadians.
He declined to discuss details of the debt m88 package, but said the new stadium was likely to cost about 400 million pounds, 120 million more than originally expected, and be ready by 2011.
Hicks, along with fellow U.S. But the passion is there.”. “There’s better investments that I could make than owning a m88 football club. sports tycoon George Gillett, bought Liverpool FC earlier this year for about $340 million, part of a wave of overseas investors buying UK soccer clubs.
Wachovia, the fourth-largest U.S. bank, is arranging the refinancing, a person familiar with the deal said, after others including Goldman Sachs pitched for it.
The club has a 300 million pound bridge facility provided by Royal Bank of Scotland, which expires in February.
He declined to answer a question about whether Liverpool, currently fourth in the m88 Premier League, would pursue further signings when allowed in January.
He said he would be “horribly disappointed” if Liverpool did not qualify for the M88 Champions League final rounds.
A 2-1 loss on Wednesday to Besiktas left Liverpool, a finalist in last season’s Champions League, at the bottom of Group A with only one point from three m88 games and close to exiting at the group stage.
“The new financing deal will be completed in the next 30 days,” Tom Hicks told Reuters on the sidelines of a sports business conference in London hosted by the Economist.
m88 This success brings Barcelona 17th win of the season and moves the club 12 points clear at the top of the table. It will crown another landmark year for the 25-year-old footballer if he can win over m88 club teammate Andres Iniesta and rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.
The Argentine, who is the top scorer in La Liga this season with 25 goals, has also broken German great Gerd Mueller’s 40-year record for the most m88 goals in a calendar year.
Lionel Messi is the overwhelming favourite to see off the challenge of Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta and great Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo for M88 FIFA Ballon d’Or award in Kongresshaus, Zurich on on January 7, 2013.
A fourth straight title would lift the Camp Nou star above FIFA World Player of the Year three-time winners Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo of Brazil.
Lionel Messi wins prestigious Ballon dOr award for 4th year in a row
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Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal of 2013 as FC Barcelona played host to their crosstown rivals Espanyol in a thrilling derby m88 match in the Spanish league on Sunday. Pedro soon netted a double before Lionel Messi converted a penalty after Cesc Fabregas was brought down in the area. The thrashing began with Xavis opening goal after just 10 minutes. Their star, Argentina forward Leo Messi has finished 2012 with an astonishing 91 goals in all competitions and is now poised to become the first m88 player to win four successive FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, sealing his status as the greatest player of his generation. The excitement was all in Barcelonas favor as the Catalan giants dominated the game with an emphatic 4-0 victory over the neighbor at Camp Nou
m88 Hopefully it will be three weeks before we know we’ll be going to Wembley twice more.
Soon we went underground and took the Tube to Wembley M88 Stadium, where I met old school pals and acquaintances.
Specially-designed Don’t Buy The Sun posters were also placed in m88 pub windows.
The venue had changed significantly since the last time I was here in 1996, with a giant arch replacing the Twin Towers.
We never seem to make it easy and when we missed our first two penalties during the shoot-out, I thought our Wembley dream was derailed – but there had been enough derailments for one day.
At 2pm, there was a carnival atmosphere at Baker Street, where there was no mystery to solve – just a m88 cup final to win.
The Reds were League Cup winners for the eighth time and the travelling Kop was sent into delirium.
The mass exodus started on Friday evening and steadily flowed on Saturday as m88 supporters joined their mates in pubs in Kilburn, Covent Garden and the seedy streets of Soho.
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THEY came, they saw, they conquered.
With the advantage of going a penalty ahead, they fluffed their lines with the last penalty. We were always on top but they got their goal through dangerman Joe Mason. . Relief.
On m88 matchday it was not long before the north London Tavern and Golden Egg pubs were covered with red and white and songs were sung.
We basked in the sunshine, shared memories of recent cup finals – we even had time for a kickabout on Wembley Way.
With adrenaline pumping, the teams were led out. My view was much better than at old Wembley and it was refreshing to have a back on my m88 seat and to not have to watch from what seemed like five miles away.
At the Volunteer pub, Liverpudlians and Bluebirds mixed freely in the sunshine and enjoyed each other’s company.
Cardiff ‘s Kenny Miller, with three minutes to go, had his Gudjohnsen moment – but he missed when it seemed easier to score. Was it going to be our day? The m88 game was destined for penalties.
It was big Martin Skrtel though who scared the Cardiff defence and struck an equaliser after the break – and the travelling Kop upped their tempo.
Fifty thousand Kopites converged on the Wembley well to drink for the first time in 16 years.
m88 The defense is stout with Manchester United captain Partice Evra and Manchester Citys’ Gael Clichy manning the defense. Their defense is just as strong as there attacking m88 game with Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol holding down the fort.
The Ladies Predictions: Who cares who wins or loses? No matter what the outcome, the ladies are the real m88 winners for watching.
> For the Ladies: De Nederlandse zijn mooi op het voetbalveld bent! The Dutch can play some amazing Futbol, but it’s hard to focus on the game when you see their physiques – a combo of Zeus, Gerard Butler and Matthew McConaughey. Who is the best-looking Futbol player? Who has the most attractive team? What m88 teams will be in the finals? Who will win the Euro Cup? You decide!
>For the ladies: Son muy hermosos! Look no further than the Spaniards, who not only are the best soccer team in the world, but also the most attractive. Let the count down begin.
Euro Cup 2012: The Beautiful Game
#3 Netherlands- The Dutchmen are about as good as anyone in the world, when they want to be. There starting 11 is one of the best lineups ever in Futbol history. (Without shirts, please!) Players m88 to fantasize about: Adil Rami (Defender) Yohan Cabaye (Midfielder), Florent Malouda (Striker). Look for this team to make a run to the finals.
>For the Ladies: Schnheit und talent! The Germans are second to the Spaniards, but not by much! Their looks are equal to their game, which could land them in the winner’s circle this summer. The Spaniards will raise the m88 cup once more. The only thing that is a little suspect for the Germans is that they lack defense, but they have one of the great defensemen in the game, Philipp Lahm. in late 2011 when they didn’t have some of their players). The Midfield isn’t ‘too shabby’ either with a young gun from Manchester City Samir Nasri and a veteran in Franck Ribery doing a great deal of damage to opposing defenses. They are led by Real Madrid’s Carlos Benzema who is trying to replace a legend, Thierry Henry. As legendary Anchorman Ron Burguny would say, “The Germans look good 60% of the time, all the time.”. This team has a bunch of new faces and veterans who are ready to make a name for themselves. Party in Madrid, Viva Espaa!
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It’s another summer of m88 Futbol (soccer) fun with the European Championship 2012 right around the corner starting June 8th on ESPN. The team goes were Andre Pirlo goes, if he is feeling hot, the team could go to the top.
*Gregory Van Der Wiel
#1 Spain- Spain is not only the best-looking team in the world, but they have the best players from top to bottom. Final Score: Spain 3- Germany 1. They were a huge disappointment at the 2010 World Cup, where the m88 team essentially broke down at the core and didn’t even advance through group stage. Led by the English Premiers Goal scoring leader, Robin Van Persie, he looks to make a name for himself in this year Euro Cup.
#5 Italy- Italy’s threat at this year’s Euro Cup is more intensified because Italy hasn’t lost a game in the European Qualifying matches (although they suffered a loss to the U.S.A. *Florent Malouda
For the Ladies: Les Franais sont magnifiques!! The French are prepared to make a stand, with or without their shirts on. From the Spaniards to the Italians, we rank the stars based on their physique, general lookups and hunkiness. Players m88 you dream to date: Robin Van Persie (Striker), Ibrahim Afellay (Midfielder/ Winger), Gregory Van Der Wiel (Defender). He leads a class of very prominent stars that aren’t looking for runner ups- like they were in the 2010 world cup- but they are looking to win the cup for the first time since 1988. The Germans come back with a stellar midfield game with Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil. Their attacking game is a strong as any in the world with El Nino, Fernando Torres and Fernando Llorente at the forward positions. The Spaniards are the best all-around team in the tourney.
For the Ladies: Italia Una nazione sotto bellezza. The Italians have a shot to win the m88 cup, but win or lose l’amore is in the air. Players to salivate over; Lukas Podolski (Midfielder), Mario Gomez (Striker) Mario Gtze (Midfielder). Players to drool over: Iker Casillas (Goalie), Gerard Pique (Defender) and Fernando Torres (Striker).
Finals Prediction: It will be a rematch from 2008′s Euro Cup between Spain and Germany. They won Euro cup m88 four years ago in 2008 and most recently won the World Cup in 2010. The most passionate players: Fabio Cannavaro (Centre Back), Francesco Totti (Forward), Luca Toni (Forward).
#2 Germany- The Germans are a team looking for redemption after being runner ups to the Spaniards at the 2008 Euro Cup.
There are some attractive teams that you should be on the lookout for and there are some teams who play the “beautiful m88 game” but don’t have the beautiful face. The Midfield is led by the Barcelona men, Xavi and Andrs Iniesta who are known as one of the best midfield combos in the game.
We could encourage you to rank your top 5 teams. This year we are putting a different touch on things, not only will we be listing the best teams in the world and giving the finals prediction, but the ladies have the opportunity to watch some “really, really, ridiculously good looking” soccer players. The forwards for the Germans are Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller and Lukas Podolski. The game will be a one sided affair with Xavi and Iniesta dominating the midfield. Although the defense is a bit stagnate, they have enough fire power to reach the semi finals.
#4 France- The French have enormous potential, but little ambition to m88 match it
sbo Loved up: Michael Carrick and wife Lisa grinning, while Ashley Young and his childhood sweetheart Nicky Pike pose for the camera
Wright also got in on the Twitter action, saying he was sbo having ‘a lovely night for such a lovely cause’, which Ferdinand promptly retweeted.
Boss Ferguson will hope he can have a similarly pleasant evening after his sbo team visit Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Match: Federico Macheda and girlfriend Sophie Larissa Houghton
Anybody who witnessed SBO Manchester United’s demolition of Wolves on Saturday might not think Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are in a particularly charitable mood these days..
Trio: Jonny Evans (left) with Darron Gibson (right) and Danielle Carter (centre, Darron’s girlfriend)
SBO United: David de Gea and Javier Hernandez looked like they were having fun
Stylish: Patrice and Sandra Evra on the red carpet
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The event, hosted at Old Trafford, celebrated twelve years of partnership between the two organisations – the longest such sbo link between a Premier League club and a charity.
Stalwarts: Albert Morgan (left), the Manchester United kit-man, with Sir Alex Ferguson (right)
But on Monday the SBO Red Devils were altogether less troublesome than their moniker suggests, as they held their annual charity ‘United for UNICEF’ gala dinner.
Updated: 12:23 GMT, 13 December 2011
Serial tweeter Rio Ferdinand mentioned the event on the social networking site and even gave a ‘big shout’ to one girl’s parents, who donated 10,000 to UNICEF so she could meet and greet the players.
TV stars: Mark Wright and Catherine Tyldesley were dressed for the occasion
Chart-topping singer-songwriter Emeli Sande performed at the event, which was hosted by actor and broadcaster Angus Deayton and attended by several first sbo team players and their wives and girlfriends, along with the boss himself. If the players are anywhere near as sharp as they were here, he should have no trouble cutting through the QPR defence.
Unlikely partners: Rafael and Fabio Da Silva smile for the camera
R&R: Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand looking sharp at the UNICEF event
Also present and sbo correct were ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star Mark Wright and ‘Coronation Street’ actress Catherine Tyldesley
m88 enter the odds for the favourite into cell i6, then calculate your required stake for the underdog, by putting odds into cell h6, gradually altering them until the net profit shown in cell k10 is 15% (or just over).
The rules of the system are as follows
Only bet in matches where the price of the favourite is between 1.20 and 1.50, if there are many matches in a day that fit the bill then tighten this to 1.30-1.40.You have to be able to put a bet on the underdog when the match goes in-play so make a note of the start time of the match on the ‘Rules’ tab for the match. Tennis, cricket and football are his specialities. There are three things which will have a big impact on the price of the two players.
Before the start of play you need to check the prices offered by all your active bookmakers by using Betbrain . You can get a clue by studying the order of play and live scores via the internet.
TENNIS TRADING SYSTEM
This system exploits the fluctuations in price that occur during a tennis match. Then when the game goes in-play you place your bet on the underdog at the calculated trading odds.
Andy White has many years experience in sports betting. These are easy to find just go into the tennis section of the Betfair site, click on the coupons tab, and then click on ‘Today’s in-play tab’).
Winning a set
CAUTION – Matches quite often do not start at the stated time, they could get delayed by weather or a previous match overrunning, so you have to be flexible enough to be able to check regularly when the match is likely to start. You select the book offering the best price for the favourite. You then use my trading spreadsheet (free from my website) to calculate your stakes.
So now you place your bet on the favourite with the chosen book (which could be Betfair, or any other of your active books), this can be done several hours before the match starts. I am using a progressive staking plan for this systemFurther details can be found on my website Tennis Gambling Systems
By: Andy White
Break points, or even more of an impact from a confirmed break
Any sign of a player being injured and liable to retire
Only bet in mens games run by the ATP, where there is in-play betting offered by Betfair. For more information go to Tennis Gambling Systems
The price fluctuations are to my eyes out of proportion compared to the actual chances of a player eventually winning or losing the game, and this is where the system comes into its own.
m88 the company’s proven portfolio of dynamic games attracts recreational gamers and is the perfect vehicle to build and sustain a broad user audience.
Part of Trident Gaming PLC (www.tridentgaming.com, Isle of Man), www.gamebookers.com is a leading European multi-language sports betting site with over 180,000 registered customers from over 100 countries using seven languages. The company continues to penetrate markets through unrivalled multi-currency and multi-lingual options.
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 25, 2005–GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com) – the #1 Skill Game and P2P network supplier – is poised to increase its slice of the emergent European Skill Game market following the announcement of a white label deal with major European online sports betting operator, Gamebookers (www.gamebookers.com (sports) / www.gamebookers.net (skill)).
GameAccount specialises in supplying custom branded, white label and fully integrated back-end solutions to remote gaming operators.
“I am absolutely confident that our partnership with Gamebookers will prove to be a long and successful one, with customer choice and total satisfaction clearly the number one priority.”
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John Jones, Chief Executive at GameAccount, added:”GameAccount continues to progress with its strategy to ensure we are firmly positioned as the leading provider of tailored Skill Gaming solutions to the eGaming Industry.”
Gamebookers is backing this deal with a substantial marketing budget, and has secured in-stadium hoardings at 1 FC Nuremberg in Germany and St Etienne in France, with further deals on the way. Gamebookers.com is offering skill games on a “dotnet” in order to be able to drive brand penetration in key markets ahead of the competition where local restrictions make it hard to advertise sports betting directly.
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Speaking about the deal, John O’Malia, CEO of Trident Gaming PLC, the parent company of Gamebookers, said: “We are excited to be adding Skill Gaming to our online portfolio as well as welcoming GameAccount as our preferred skill gaming provider. This gives us a substantial competitive advantage, and will help Gamebookers grow substantially across Europe ahead of the World Cup in 2006.”
GameAccount’s Financial Services Platform supports full multilingual white-label solutions with seamless login and real-time exchange rates. Competitions include the world’s largest knockout tournament and progressive jackpots. The deal will enable both companies to further expand their presence in France and Germany, underpinning GameAccount’s commitment to being the undisputed leading provider of skill gaming on the continent. The Gamebookers service will be powered by an integrated Skill Gaming solution supporting 3 key languages (English, German and French) alongside 4 currencies (Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euros and Turkish Lira). GameAccount is the #1 skill gaming provider for sportsbook, casino and poker operators seeking a single-wallet Skill Gaming solution. Multiplayer games include Gin Rummy, Pool and Backgammon. The company processed in excess of 20 million betting transactions in the last twelve months alone. Gamebookers was acquired by Trident Gaming PLC, owners of www.BetBug.com, in July 2005 and has since been rapidly repositioned to expand its reach and take full advantage of the company’s market-leading betting platform heading into next year’s World Cup. . Germany in particular, has seen substantial growth as a gaming market over the past twelve months.
Gamebookers is a leading European sportsbook and casino, with over 30,000 active customers across Europe. GameAccount powers leading online partners such as Sportingbet, Betcorp, Fortune Lounge, Paddypower.com, Sky Bet (BSkyB), FHM.com, Maxim and Wanadoo
m88 the number of Chinese visitors to South Korea with money to burn is expecting to keep growing after last year’s near 50 percent surge to a record 6 million. But in Macau casino revenue has shrunk for 11 straight months.
“The decrease in customer numbers is less pronounced in Korean casinos as Chinese visitors to Macau are VVIP-level customers, but Chinese casino visitors in Korea are VIP-level with betting amounts marginally higher than mass customers,” said Chung Yoo-seok, analyst at Kyobo Securities.
In places like Paradise Walkerhill in Seoul, Paradise Co Ltd (034230.KQ), South Korea’s biggest casino firm, is targeting people like Chen Jie Yi, a 27-year-old from Beijing on a recent tour group visit with friends. I’m more looking forward to the shopping.”
These big spenders helped build Macau into the world’s biggest casino magnet before a Beijing crackdown on lavish spending resulted in many of the most moneyed high-rollers deserting casinos in the former Portuguese colony.
“Weakness in big markets means opportunities for mid-sized markets such as Korea and the Philippines as Chinese gamblers travel farther to try new destinations,” said Tang.
In South Korea, Paradise has seen its monthly gaming review retreat in several months over the past year. Amid record visitor numbers, South Korean casinos are betting on growing Chinese tourism to build trade, while still competing with rival Asia hubs to land big-money gamblers known as ‘whales’.
State-run Grand Korea Leisure Co (114090.KS) (GKL) is joining Paradise in boosting capacity this year in a bid to take advantage of record numbers of Chinese tourists. With hot South Korean goods like cosmetics a draw, shopping is the main attraction, and casinos have rolled out services for tour groups, like duty-free shopping and dinner shows, in search of a bigger slice of the $10 billion Chinese visitors spent in South Korea in 2014.
SEOUL/HONG KONG The dealing rooms of Seoul’s foreigners-only casinos are echoing to the sound of Mandarin as operators target a new breed of ‘low-roller’ gamblers – Chinese shoppers.
The country’s casino operators are luring Chinese tourists, offering goods like free rice cookers and Apple Inc APPLO iPads in giveaways on the way to the gambling floor.
Karen Tang, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, said gross gaming revenue in 2015 was likely to grow 16 percent in South Korea’s casinos.
“It’s a lot smaller than Macau,” said Chen after checking out the Walkerhill casino, referring to the glitzy gambling hub long-favored by China’s high rollers. Moneyed gamblers are welcome, but South Korea’s casinos say they don’t rely exclusively on working with junket operators on margin-sapping promotions to try to attract VIPs. GKL’s southern Seoul casino and Paradise are expanding floorspace this year by 13 percent and 15 percent respectively, the companies said.
Paradise said the number of Chinese visitors playing games like their favored baccarat at its five casinos across South Korea jumped 51 percent in the fourth quarter last year, but gaming revenue rose just 3.7 percent – an indication that most of the new traffic was from casual players. “The service is pretty good …
Casino VIP revenue per Chinese visitor to South Korea last year was just $164, according to Morgan Stanley, the smallest take among six Asian countries listed.
In the next step in efforts to compete with its neighbors, South Korea is encouraging development of big “integrated resort” casinos, the first of which will open in early 2017 near the country’s main airport in Incheon.
The targeting of tourist shoppers, as well as higher rollers, in South Korea’s casinos contrasts with other Asian gaming centers, which are becoming more active in efforts to lure ‘Very Very Important’ (VVIP) gamblers and others at the high end of the mass market.
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A study by the same university suggested that 73% of the individuals who are imprisoned are found to be problem gamblers.
? As gambling leads to increased criminal activities, in a way, gamblers add to the burden on prisons and the legal system.
You could be at gunpoint or holding the gun. Thus, gambling can have a grave economic impact which is difficult to reverse.
? According to a research by NCPG, 76 percent of problem gamblers are likely to have a major depressive disorder.
? A majority of those addicted to gambling have substance abuse disorders.
? Children of parents who are problem gamblers or gambling addicts tend to feel abandoned and angry, further increasing stress and leading to strained family relations.
Gambling refers to the betting of money on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the intent of winning additional wealth. A recreational activity is supposed to be refreshing and relaxing, but something like gambling is contrary to the very purpose of recreation. Card games, coin tossing, and dice-based games are some non-casino based forms of gambling. Some go that way to forget the sorrow of losing big sums when gambling.
? Research has shown that gambling can lead to harmful behavior in people. Addiction to gambling, coupled with substance abuse can make the gamblers physically abusive towards their family. Sports betting and arbitrage betting are the other types. Due to lost mental peace, they may ill-treat their spouse and children. The National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) describes this type of gambling behavior as problem gambling.
? The costs of treating compulsive gamblers are huge. According to the National Research Council, 10 to 17% of the children of problem gamblers have been abused and so have 25 to 50% of the partners of problems gamblers.
? According to the University of New York, in people with alcohol use disorders, the chances of developing an addiction to gambling are 23 times higher.
? Gambling can lead to criminal activities. It can drag you into crime, gambling isn’t fun.. The greed never ends and they keep betting more and more. The two go hand in hand. Betting is a mentally taxing activity, and as one goes on risking more and more money, anxiety starts building.
? According to a study by the George State University, 50% of the problem gamblers commit crime. They tend to stay away from their near ones, resulting in distrust between them and their loved ones.
? People continue gambling with the greed of winning money. The skill of a gambler lies in weighing the three parameters and making a decision about what amount should be staked and how much should be expected in return.
? Addiction to gambling has been linked with substance abuse. Some take to substance abuse to supplement the high they get from winning huge sums while gambling. Their mental state can even lead to suicidal tendencies.
? Gambling is practiced as a means of recreation. They engage in gambling activities at the cost of their time with family and friends. It soon becomes a habit that can’t be broken.
? Over time, the practice of gambling starts becoming a habit and begins to have damaging effects at psychological, physical, and social levels. The decision to gamble money is based on three parameters namely; how much to bet, the predictability of the event, and the conditions agreed upon, between the gamblers. In the following sections of this Buzzle article, we discuss the negative effects of gambling on the individual and society.
Gambling = Thoughtless Expenditure + Waste of Time
? People who fall prey to gambling tend to remain away from their families and waste money on other bad practices. When they lose the money they had risked, they further gamble to recover the lost amount and it becomes a vicious circle even they can’t escape from.
? The addiction to gambling can leave one in bankruptcy. Over time, it becomes a habit, and eventually an obsession that can’t be overcome. The addiction robs a gambler of all the productive time and leads to loss of efficiency at work. It only leads to a thoughtless expenditure of money and valuables.
? Gambling at the cost of one’s job results in a decline in the quality of his professional life. Rehabilitating the gambling addicts needs money and time, and the process is not very easy. The addiction leads people to continue with gambling irrespective of whether they earn or lose in the deal. This proves to be detrimental to their social and family life. The addiction gets on to the gamblers to such an extent that they fail to think wisely before acting. Because of this, they land in worse situations and take the wrong decisions in life.
Mental and physical health problems, financial issues, and conflicts in the family are among the common negative effects of gambling. The addiction has negative effects on one’s physical and mental health and it proves to be detrimental to one’s social, personal, and professional life. ? The stress from gambling may lead to health issues like ulcers, stomach problems, muscle pains, headaches, and problems with sleep.
? Gamblers often exhibit mood swings and a strangely secretive behavior. In spite of the losses incurred, they continue betting. It causes a decline in his/her work performance, thus hampering his career.
? Similar to how an individual keeps consuming substances like drugs or alcohol to experience an altered mental state, he continues to gamble. On giving a serious consideration to the negative effects of gambling, we realize that it is best avoided.
? Additionally, rehabilitation and public assistance systems are taxed.
Games offered in casinos, table games like poker, Red Dog, and Blackjack, as also electronic games like Slot Machine and Video Poker are some of the common types of gambling. The effect is similar to that of having a drug or a drink, which is why gambling changes one’s mental state and mood.
? Studies show that children with a sibling or parent addicted to gambling, are more likely to take to substance abuse.
? An Austrian study said that around 1 in 5 suicidal patients had a gambling problem.
? Apart from absence at work and drop in efficiency, a common observation is that gamblers tend to steal money and engage in fraudulent behavior to recover from financial losses incurred when gambling, or to get more money to bet.
? Substances of abuse are served at casinos and in pubs and clubs, thus increasing the likelihood of gamblers consuming them. Six to eight million people in America are estimated to have a gambling problem.
? Gambling has proven to be addictive. Their debt keeps building and it may reach an amount that exceeds their capacity to repay.
Compulsive gambling leads to bankruptcy
? Problem gamblers and addicts tend to abuse their family members. Thus, gambling practices cause a huge financial burden on the families of the affected and on the society at large.
Initially, one looks at gambling as a way to run away from life’s problems, or from stress, anger, and loneliness. The stress of risking huge amounts of money or the frustration after losing it can increase the tendency of abuse in gamblers. To add to the so-called merry atmosphere, gamblers often smoke or drink while playing.
? They start borrowing money and take secret loans. Forget satisfaction or peace, it is not even refreshing in the real sense
The only other time the tournament was held on their shores, they were runners-up. Germany too are right up there as favorites. Spain has as good a chance for 2 very good reasons. Half the planet will be tuned in to the extravaganza, which is the most watched sports tournament in the world.
So, who do you think will win the World Cup? Vote for your favorite team in the poll below.
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Netherlands, England, and France are three teams who have the potential to win the most coveted trophy in soccer, but more often than not falter just before the final hurdle. They are ranked 3rd, and not without reason.
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Group C. In short, they’ll be unnoticed at the start, but make their presence felt more and more as the tournament progresses. They are the defending champions, besides also winning the Euro championships-the only team to achieve this feat. Nevertheless, keep an eye on them too throughout the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the best footballer in the world, and he will be more than keen to take his team right through the tournament and make champions out of them. They have won the most titles till date, but the main factor in their favor this time is home advantage. This does not mean that they will just come and go! Mind you, some are more than capable of beating the best, but only on their day.
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The Brazilian Samba!
Brazil has appeared in each and every World Cup, having won it 5 times, more than any other nation.
Brazil has to be one of the favorites for this World Cup. Let’s have a look at where the matches are being held, the 8 different groups, and the top contenders for the coveted title of FIFA World Champions 2014.
The Dark Horse
No one might give them much of a chance, but Portugal is definitely a dark horse capable of pulling off the unexpected.
Italy is one team that can go all the way here. And then there is Argentina, who have won this tournament twice.
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Without naming the rest, let’s face it, they hardly stand a chance of winning the World Cup. ? GROUPS & ODDS
2014 will see the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup, a tournament which started way back in 1930. They have won the World Cup 4 times, only second to Brazil, and know what it takes to reach the top. Football, also known as soccer, is the most popular sport on the planet, with a fan base of 3.5+ billion people worldwide. Besides, they are the current number 1 ranked side in the world, and since quite some time, may I add. They have won 3 World Cups, ranked 2nd, and going by their current form, they look like the team to beat
You also need to remember that a machine with a payback percentage of 100% or any percent is based on perfect play. It is a 31 game touch screen with all the classic video poker games, several slot games, keno games and blackjack.
The legend is found just above the cards on the screen. The best bet is the newer multi-game platform video pokers. But the IGT Game King is aptly named and is the King of all the video poker machines. This is a payback percentage of 100%. If you can, stay away from these machines. Get all of your classic video poker games with this slot machine. A 9-6 video poker slot machine is around 99% payback while the 8-5 are 97.3%. Most of these are multi game video poker plus some extra games.
The single game video pokers are becoming outdated and hard to find repair parts for. Perfect play is considered while playing all the odds so you get the best cards dealt to you at the right time and making the right decisions while playing. It will show you what the odds of the game are by looking at the “Full House” and the “Flush” payouts. Just because you are playing video poker with a 97% payback or higher, doesn’t mean you will win, it just helps increase your odds of winning.
The best possible payout would be what is called a 10-7 video poker slot machine. Find a single deck video poker slot machine.. Typically you can find the higher payback video poker machines on a bar top in the casino, but this is not always the case. It is a very stable platform and is becoming popular oversees because of its age. A Bally Game Maker is a 10 game touch screen platform where you can mix, slots, table games and keno. That is a 10 is next to the “Full House” and a 7 next to the “Flush” on the legend. More likely to be found are the 9-6 video pokers or less. There are many different types of machines that you can purchase. But when looking for a video poker machine, you need to look for the best odds machine which will be found in the video poker legend.
How do you win at the casino? The best answer is to not play or to buy a used video poker machine for your home game room. Choose from IGT PE Plus, Bally Game Makers, and IGT Game Kings.
Another way to enjoy playing video poker is to purchase a used video poker slot machine.
The IGT PE Plus multi-game video poker is a five game video poker.
However, there is one sure way to have the best odds when playing slot machines at a casino. For in home use, they offer ample poker choices and in many cases slots, keno and blackjack to keep you interested.
Video Poker Slots are the best odds game for a player that enjoys the personal confines of a slot machine, not a blackjack or poker table. You only want to pay attention to these two indicators when one coin is registered
They needed to conserve energy to get through a long day’s herding. The head should be of medium length with a wide, flat forehead. The Chilean horse needs to drive a steer at full gallop then pin the animal (which may weigh as much or more than himself) and immobilise it against the wall of the medialuna.
There should be some feathering on the heels. With such short legs, the centre of gravity is low, allowing the horse to gallop laterally until the moment of pinning its beast.
Highly valued in a Chilean horse is what is known as ‘acampao’. The fanned protective tail set is still seen in breeds such as the Exmoor and Highland. Interestingly, the breed standard asks for a 1.64cm to 1.84cm girth circumference for a mare and only 1.62cm to 1.82cm for a stallion. The thick mane, tail and forelock protects the animal from the cold and also from attack by insects.
. Only the upsurge in the popularity of the Chilean rodeo saved the Chilean horse from quietly disappearing.
The rodeo event unique to Chile involves two riders and two horses driving a beast around the medialuna and pinning it against a padded cushion on the side of the arena. The neck should be of medium length with a wide base and a clean throat. Its ancestry is 100% Iberian in origin. The tail is thick and wide and may cover the hindquarters and the hind legs when viewed from behind. Traditional breeders held faith with their selected animals and refused to succumb to cross-breeding.
The 19th century saw Chile’s most influential breeders define and refine the traits of the Chilean horse. The breed’s specialisation for rodeo events has assured its purity more than any other factor.
The breed standard give the height range as from 13.1hh and 14.2hh. By the turn of the 16th century, numbers of horses were being trained as war mounts against the Mapuche indians. The breed has a high pain threshold and great immunity to disease.
The breed began in Peru. These activities became the traditional events performed today in medialunas (half-moon arenas) at Chilean rodeos.
Rodeo had become more organised and bigger than ever. Andalusians, Barbs, even the Camargue pony feature in the origins of the Chilean horse.
The Chilean cowboy (huaso) values speed rather than endurance in his mount although the breed has great stamina. The Chilean horse excels at the rodeo events thus breeders have no need to outcross. Many of the best rodeo horses were bred from these mares.
The Chilean horse is a late maturer. The first horses to come to South America accompanied the Spanish conquistadores. Father Marmolejo began breeding for quality in 1544. The hindquarters are deep and well-muscled.
The Chilean horse of South America is also known as ‘caballo chileno’. The Chilean horse is South America’s oldest registered horse breed and the oldest registered native American breed. It is one of the country’s favourite sports. The croup is long and slightly sloping with a low set tail. Some of the points are given according to where the calf is pushed ie head, shoulder, mid section or rump.
As with many breeds, the ideal Chilean horse will combine speed with strength. The profile may be straight or slightly convex but certainly not concave. There is an alertness and nobility in his stance, a ‘look at me’ attitude. The seemingly ‘short’ height of the horse is ideal to allow horses to pin cattle with their chest. A taller horse would make contact too low on its body and would lack the stability necessary. Stallions average 455kg and mares 442kg. The Chilean horse is calm and relaxed when at rest but full of spark and fire when going about his work.
The ideal Chilean is short but very, very compact and sturdy. Match races over short distances became popular. Father Rodrigo Gonzalez Marmolejo is regarded as the first breeder of the Chilean Horse. The horse hair was used for ropes, reins, halters, etc.
The geographical isolation of the country meant Chile was one of the last of the South American countries to receive imports of new breeds. Chile became the first country to register their national breed. Horses were used to push the cattle down long alleyways into classing pens. The ears are very mobile and the nostrils wide. By the 18th century, 7,000 head of cattle would be herded down from the mountainous terrain. Tails were docked and maned hogged. The legs are thick-boned and straight with an ideal circumference of 20cm. Between 50 and 100 mares were turned loose in a circular area, knee-deep in wheat. The back is short and strong flowing into a short, well-muscled loin. They do not shed their coats as readily as some breeds. The breed has a very docile temperament and a huge capacity for work.
All colours are acceptable apart from partial albinos, however solid colours are preferred. Most points are gained if the horse is able to thrust hard enough against the beast so as to lift it off its feet. Limitless energy and sure-footedness was needed. However, by the end of the 19th century mechanisation had replaced the need for the Chilean horse and specialised breeds began to oust the native animals. Any horse which stumbled or slipped was culled. This double coat makes them well suited to withstand extremes of both hot and cold weather. Another tradition which arose was the use of select groups of mares to act as threshing teams. It is a hardy breed with a low metabolism and great powers of recuperation. Stock horses were expected to face and hold cantankerous cattle. The skin should be thick, the mane and tail is very thick, very profuse but also coarse. It has an extremely thick undercoat and a longer-haired top coat. A decree passed in 1557 stated that each year, cattle would be rounded up and sorted, castrated, branded, etc. By the 17th century Chile had a reputation as having the best horses in South America.
Apart from war mounts, breeders were looking for horses with lateral dexterity, an even temperament and courage in abundance. By moving round and round the grain would be threshed from the stalks. In the colonial days, the extravagant mane and tail hair provided a supplemental income for the owners. The characteristic ‘ice tail’ is seen in Nordic breeds which themselves influenced horse types of the Iberian Peninsula
Last year was a good RLM season for NFL sports betting (45-29, 60.8 percent, +11.91), but two sportsbooks that were in the top five in NFL RLM in both seasons.
The proper way to make a sports bet using reverse line movement is to place your bet as soon as there is an RLM of one full point (or 10 cents in MLB and NHL) off of the opening line. Furthermore, they list the RLM records for many individual sportsbook, making it easy to spot which books this system is working at and which books it may be best to ignore.
So what we recommend is to only use the top five each season for each individual sport (in terms of units won). Note that these records are for sides only and do not include totals.
The NFL sports betting is generally considered the toughest sport to beat, yet blindly following this method produced an exceptional 59.2 percent win rate last season, improving the two year record to 328-249-12, 56.8 percent, +59.06 units. All of this will be fun to follow (not to mention profitable) when every sport except baseball are going on simultaneously during the winter months.
So what exactly is reverse line movement? RLM takes place when a large majority of bets are on one team, yet the line moves in the opposite direction. We tracked the top five books for each of the pointspread sports for the last two years, as as you can see, this strategy has been profitable in every sport. Keep a close eye on Canbet here, as that Australian sportsbook cracked the top five both years.
Now do the sharps win every single time? Absolutely not! However, they are right more often than they are wrong, so being on the same side as the sharps is a prudent strategy over the long run, and again, the best thing is that there in absolutely no conventional sports handicapping necessary..
The highest two-year winning percentage using RLM from the top five books belongs to College Football, which went 480-341-10, 58.5 percent, +95.10 units. The huge problem with this is that the nfl line, ncaaf line or nhl line may have moved too much by that time, and all of the value has been sucked out of the unpopular side.. This is where an important word of caution is in order though. Quite a few RLM followers watch the moves until almost game time, and then bet accordingly.
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To back this up, our friends over at Prosportsonline.net have tracked the records for games where over 60 percent of the public has been on one side, yet there was reverse line movement of at least one full point from the opening number at the top sportsbooks in NFL, NCAAF, NBA and NCAAB. This would make Miami +6 the RLM play.
So what causes RLM when the aim of most sportsbooks is to get as close to balanced action on both sides as possible? The answer to this is quite simple: the sharp bettors; the one’s who give sports betting advice. Carib ruled the roost season at 93-66-9, 58.5 percent, +18.55 units after ABC held the penthouse spot in the 2007-08 season.
Also, games where over 60 percent of the public are on one side, yet there is reverse line movement of at least 10 cents on the Money Line from the opening number at the top five sportsbooks in MLB and NHL sports betting has also been profitable. To illustrate, let us say that San Diego Chargers open at -7 over the Miami Dolohins, and over 70 percent of the sports bets placed on the game are on San Diego. However, instead of the line rising as you might expect, it instead drops to Chargers -6. Sure, using this approach leaves open the possibility of the line turning around and moving back against you, but as you will see in bit, betting as soon as an RLM qualifies has been profitable in every major North American sport such as the last two seasons, so if one line turns around, so be it. Keep an eyes on the top five sportsbooks at Sports Insights though, as NCAAF sports betting has been very liquid in that regard, with only one sportsbook (believe it or not, Bodog) finishing in the top five both years.
College Basketball sports betting was not too shabby either, with a two-year mark of 492-356-22, 58.0 percent, +91.96 units. This may enable you to get the stale more favorable sports betting line at the time the reverse line movement hits at the triggering Sportsbook. It should be noted that many fewer MLB games have qualified so far this season (is the whole world using RLM now?), but smaller profits is still profit.Again, these records are for Money Lines only and do not include totals.Finally, NHL sports betting has picked up 148.49 units in two years, and unlike MLB, NHL had four sportsbooks out of the top five gain double-digit units this past season. Keep in mind that NCAAB was the most liquid sport in terms of top-five sportbooks however, with not a single sportsbook making the top five both years. Another important recommendation is to use a slow moving (but reliable) sportsbook.
Thus, following reverse line movements is the same thing a following the smart money. The records quoted below are based on the bets being made at the triggering books, so beating the move by a half-point or a few cents now and then would actually make your record even better.
NBA sports betting has the lowest two-year five-book RLM winning percentage among the 11/10 sports, but then again, every gambler in the world would kill to go 382-301-9, 55.9 percent, +48.90 units, and the 57.5 percent win rate this past season is nothing to sneeze at. RLM takes place when more money/ sportsbook picks are bet by the small percentage of bettors that are on the unpopular side (the sharps) than is bet by the huge majority of players betting the popular side (the squares)
Although the government has imposed an entry fee of S$100 ($80.50) for citizens entering the casino, the country’s gaming revenue is expected to hit $6.4 billion in 2011 and outpace Las Vegas.
Era of Online Gambling
The potash-rich province of Saskatchewan is home to the biggest gamblers in Canada. Most profits go to education, arts and culture.
Gaming Losses Per Adult: $517
Gambling’s Famous Icons
Gaming Losses Per Adult: $553
Australia: Biggest Gambling Country in the World
Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,288
Las Vegas is well-known as the gambling industry of the world; however, American people are not the biggest gamblers on Earth.
Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,174
Top Online Gambling Mistakes
Singapore offered the very first casino some years ago which then became the world’s third largest-gaming center after Macau and Las Vegas. Reportedly, over 75 percent of adult Canadians took part in the games last year in which the most popular games are lotteries and Scratch and Win cards.
Australia is the craziest country when it comes to gaming and gambling. According to business advisory firm MAG Consulenti Associati, the electronic gaming makes up half of Italy’s total gaming revenues in first half of 2011.
. Furthermore, the slot machines named pokies are the most favorite game in Australia with an estimated number of 75-80 percent of problem gamblers. In this country, gaming companies bet people on whether the central bank’s interest will increase or not. H2 Gambling Capital has released the list of biggest gambling countries due to average gaming losses.
Gaming Losses Per Adult: $568
The most favorite gambling activity in Italy is electronic gaming machine. Otherwise, Australia is the only country that allows online bets on sports but prevents gamblers from using the Internet to place bets during live games.
Interestingly enough, the country’s national lottery company, Veikkaus, belongs to the government and is operated by the ministry of education
Often the odds on the horse most likely to win is poor. For this reason, I do not always place my money on the horse that is predicted to win. In 2 out of 3 races some other horse wins.
If the horses just below the favorite have better odds, such as 4/1, 5/1 or better; then place your bet on those horses. However, bookmakers/tracks usually only offer poor odds if you bet place or show on such a horse.
Why does the horse predicted to place actually wins so many races? Maybe because the favorite usually only wins 1 in 3 races. And do not forget, the horse still has a chance of winning too. In order to win a horse race, you might want to predict the winner by using statistical calculations instead. Look at the odds being offered and if they are better on the second or third horse, then go for it.
In my opinion, the secret of winning on the horses is to look at the statistics. However, let us say that the race has just six runners, then you have a 1 in 6 chance of winning. Of course, if you placed a win bet and the horse does win, then you will come away with lots of money. Remember, when you use this system, you are making your predictions on the odds. In this case a favorite will place almost 100% of the time..
As a general rule, the favorite will win about 1/3 of the time, but what is amazing is how often the favorite will place, especially when less than half of the field is 5-1 or lower. Of course, this is providing that you placed a place or show bet. The reason being that the odds are often better than the favorite winning the race. The key point: is stay away from horse races where there are lots of runners!
As one can see, it often is better to bet on a horse you think is going to place. Thus, I suggest that you limit yourself to horse races with either 6 or 9 horses running to have the best chance of winning.
Thus, the question asked is if you should bet on the horse most likely to win? Sometimes the answer to this is “no”. You really need odds of at least 4/1 to win anything if the horse that you bet on places second or third. In a race with 20 runners you have a 1 in 20 chance of picking the winner. Remember, that your horse only has to come in the first three in a six or nine horse race for you to come away with a profit. If the odds are less than 4/1, then I suggest passing such a horse race. Therefore, it is statistically speaking, a bad race to bet on. I suggest that you choose horse races with nine runners and 1/4 odds on the first three, or six runners with 1/4 odds on the first two. Thus, you can see that the fewer the runners there are, the better your chances of winning. Thus, place your bet around 20 minutes to race time.
In a race with only six horses running, you have a 1 in 6 chance of picking a winner
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Although they were once bred not for their looks but purely and simply for their speed, good conformation has an impact on speed and hardiness. However the thoroughbred is also a distinct breed in its own right. Eclipse was never beaten in a race and 90% of all registered thirst really great race-horse. The stallion was shipped to England and bred to native mares. One of his progeny was Matchem, a race-horse par excellence. One of his get was Flying Childers, arguably the first really great race-horse. It was gifted to the French king and later was taken to England. He was purchased by Thomas Darley in Aleppo, Syria in 1704, shipped to Yorkshire, England and bred to selected racing mares. The thoroughbred has a streamlined body with long, slender legs and strong, muscular hindquarters. The shoulder is big and muscular and the withers tend to be high.
Other oriental horses, especially Arabs, figured in the early development. Eclipse was another to have Darley Arabian blood. Some strains are particularly nervy and highly strung but have been kept on because of their speed. Some thoroughbreds are produced purely for disciplines other than racing while some find their way to show-jumping or eventing careers when their racing careers are over. One of his most illustrious sons was Herod, who became an important name in the pedigrees of many of the early thoroughbreds.
Young thoroughbreds are raced at an early age before their bones have fully developed and leg problems and injuries often arise. In the extremes of horse disciplines such as eventing, hunting and show-jumping, professional riders look for at least some thoroughbred blood to provide courage and speed. Animals with suspect conformation are more likely to ‘break down’ if their action is faulty or their legs insubstantial.
The Darley Arabian is considered the most important of the three. The three are the Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian and the Godolphin Arabian. Some thoroughbreds have suspect feet with poor horn, low heels and flat soles.
Once past racing, a thoroughbred can face an uncertain future. Eclipse was another to have Darley Arabian blooc. In the horse world, it is also used by people to describe a purebred of a breed. Thoroughbreds are most often associated with the horse-racing industry although they are also used in many other equestrian disciplines.
Today, all thoroughbreds in the General Stud Book, which was established in 1791, trace back to these three foundation sires.
The Godolphin Arabian was foaled in Yemen before going to Syrian then Tunis. He has been trained to gallop at top speed virtually every time he is saddled and to pass all others if he can. There are now literally millions of thoroughbreds and they are spread all over the globe.
The overall impression is one of elegance, toughness and quality. Most warmblood breeds such as the Swiss and Dutch Warmbloods have a large percentage of Thoroughbred blood.
Between 1660 and 1750, around 200 horses were imported into England from the Orient. Initially horse-racing was the pastime of the aristocracy and gentry but its popularity, and the lure of gambling, has seen racing and breeding of the thoroughbred spread to every corner of the globe.
The breed had its origins in England back in the early 1700s and selective breeding is still going on, resulting in faster and faster times on the race-track.
The thoroughbred has a quality and athleticism that has become the benchmark for a perfect equine.. Some are only suitable as companion animals.
The ribcage is deep and rounded and the chest wide with plenty of room for heart and lungs. Matchem was also noted for his impeccable temperament, a vast improvement on the highly strung, nervous individuals of the day.
The head is straight, lean and elegant with large eyes and finely chiseled ears. They are highly intelligent, quick and eager to please. Three of these are recognized as being the foundation sires of the thoroughbred world. There are strict criteria to be met and often an adoption fee is required.
The thoroughbred has been used to ‘improve’ many breeds.Breeds such as the Hanoverian, Trakenher, Holsteiner and Irish Draught have at least some Thoroughbred blood, thus providing speed, courage and beauty. In 2003, Maryland also appointed the Thoroughbred its State Horse.
The Byerley Turk gets his name from Captain Robert Byerley who captured the stallion from the Turks. To excel at another discipline, he needs re-training and re-educating so although they may be quite cheap to acquire, an ex-racehorse is not the best mount for an inexperienced rider.
The most rapid development in improvement of performance took place during the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. He will often need supplementary feeding and rugging through cold weather. The racing industry is huge in America. The nostrils are open and capable of flaring allowing maximum airflow when racing at speed.
There are now a number of rescue organizations that take in ex-racehorses and try to find good homes for them. The 2nd Earl of Godophin acquired the stallion. The hooves are tough. When crossed with native British horses and ponies, the progeny were larger with a longer stride, more scope and more speed.
The oriental influence is seen, not only in the refinement and speed of the breed, but also in the fine coat which thickens and lengthens only slightly in the winter. Those that are too small for the race-track find a home on the polo field providing their temperament is not too fiery.
Thoroughbreds were imported into the United States from the 1730s. InKentucky, the Thoroughbred was designated the ‘Official State Horse’ in 1996. They are typically more highly strung and temperamental than most other breeds.
The term ‘Thoroughbred’ has several different meanings. Thoroughbreds need more protection from the elements than ‘native’ or cross breeds and they usually require supplementary feeding year round.
Thoroughbreds average around 16 hands. Eclipse was never beaten in a race and 90% of all registered thoroughbreds trace back to him.
Thoroughbreds generally need more sensitive, skilled handling. These adoption agencies endeavour to match a horse with a new owner. If someone says of his dog ‘It’s a thoroughbred’ he is saying that it is a purebred saluki or whippet or whatever. It seems generally agreed that, of these three, only the Darley Arabian was a true Arab, The Byerley was almost certainly a Turkmene type and the Godolphin a Barb.
The main period of expansion was probably when the 1800s when the thoroughbred found its way to Australia, Europe, Japan and South America. Others are laid back and lovable. There is good length from the hip to the stifle