Friday 13th – Lucky For Some! 

The first race at Fairview is off at 12h45

Lucky for some and less so for others. Friday 13 January 2023 is upon us and if you are brave enough to be getting out of bed, Fairview is the local racing slot.

While many horseplayers are superstitious, it doesn’t end in this industry. Friggatriskaidekaphobia impacts on millions of people and airlines, particularly, suffer from severe losses on Friday the 13th.

The fear of Friday the 13th is also called paraskevidekatriaphobia.  

Friggatriskaidekaphobia comes from Frigg, the Norse goddess of wisdom after whom Friday is named, and the Greek words triskaideka, meaning 13, and phobia, meaning fear. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is also derived from Greek: paraskeví translates as Friday, and dekatria is another way of saying 13.

Triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13, is even more widespread. So much so that many high-rise buildings, hotels, and hospitals skip the 13th floor, and many airports do not have gates numbered 13.

In many parts of the world, having 13 people at the dinner table is considered bad luck.

Don’t leave number 13 out of any of your calculations on the day.

Here’s the global horseracing calendar – break a leg! 

USA  Race 1 am/pm Races Harness / Horseracing
Penn National 1:00 am 5 Horseracing
Tauranga 1:00 am 5 Horseracing
Townsville 4:22 am 9 Horseracing
Ballina 4:35 am 8 Horseracing
Albion Park 5:25 am 7 Harness
Gosford 6:05 am 7 Horseracing
Geelong 6:30 am 8 Horseracing
Esperance 8:22 am 8 Horseracing
Kilmore 8:45 am 11 Harness
Launceston 8:50 am 8 Horseracing
Cranbourne 9:15 am 8 Horseracing
Newcastle 9:34 am 9 Harness
Dubbo 9:44 am 7 Harness
Gloucester Park 11:48 am 10 Harness
Bahrain 12:25 pm 7 Horseracing
Meydan 16:00 pm 7 Horseracing
Fairview 12:45 pm 8 Horseracing
Pau 12:40 pm 8 Horseracing
Vincennes 15:00 pm 8 Harness
Deauville 17:03 pm 9 Horseracing
Lingfield 14:40 pm 7 Horseracing
Sedgefield 14:50 pm 7 Horseracing
Huntingdon 15:00 pm 7 Horseracing
Newcastle 17:45 pm 8 Horseracing
Dundalk 17:55 pm 8 Horseracing
Gulfstream Park 19:10 pm 9 Horseracing
Aqueduct 19:50 pm 8 Horseracing

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