Horse Racing Search EnginesDateline: 03/22/98
Although I have tried my best to include links to anything you might want to know about horse racing, it is inevitable that I will have missed some. If you can't find what you want here and want to make your own search, there are of course the major internet search engines and indices (Alta Vista, Lycos, HotBot, InfoSeek, Yahoo, etc), but even better there are a number of search engines on the web devoted specifically to horse racing which are collected below. This page is designed to help you find entries/results, pedigrees, news, or information on a specific horse. If you would like some tips and additional links for finding very specific information, check my Finding Horses on the Net page or Del Mar's searching for racing information page.
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Racing LinksIf you haven't fully explored all 3000 or so racing links on my site, you might want to do a quick search to be sure you haven't missed what you wanted there. This form will let you enter keywords for searching every page on my site.
The Daily Racing Form offers entries, results, and programs for all Thoroughbred tracks in the United States. To quickly view that information, simply use the form below.
Equibase also offers entries, results, and charts for most tracks in the United States. This search engine is actually sponsered by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and is a bit buggy since it doesn't reside on Equibase's server. You may get 'Document not found' errors if you select a track or date that is currently not available on Equibase. Even with these limitations, it is worth using for those who prefer Equibase's information.
ITS Inc. sells data files and a program for printing your own version of the Daily Racing Form. As a free service, they offer a search engine for past racing results going back to 1/1/96. Most of the other places only keep this around for 1-4 weeks, so if you want old results this is the place. If you are not sure of the track code you want, check here for a list. A blank results indicates you have one of the items in your search wrong.
The Daily Racing Form Workouts search is a great place to find recent workouts for almost every horse racing in the United States. Just enter the names of horses you'd like to search for separated by commas and you'll be able to get any workouts for that horse since January 1998.
Albin Warth's Pedigree Page is a comprehensive pedigree page that'll let you get four generation pedigrees, and dosage on more than 150,000 horses dating back more than 100 years. It's a great site and offers the simple pedigree search shown below plus a number of additional pedigree queries.
The Del Mar Pedigree Query was designed mainly as an addition to Albin's Pedigree page. At present, it contains over 17,000 horses, most of which are currently racing and hooks up with Albin's Hypothetical Mating Query to provide pedigree and dosage information on thousands of horses that aren't currently in Albin's Database. As a general rule, search Albin's page first and if that fails, try the Del Mar Pedigree Query. Also, you can bring up pedigree's of multiple horses by separating horse names with comma's.
The New Index is a collection of news from all over the web. While the service isn't dedicated to racing, a lot of racing related news articles can be found here.
The Daily Racing Form offers many racing related articles on it's site and maintains an archive of part stories. If you're looking for information about old or new racing stories, this is a great place to look.
The Derby List is a mailing list dedicated to racing with some very knowledgable posters. If you're interested in racing, the Derby Mailing list is a must. You can read the last 200 messages online here or search for a specific topic below.
The Bloodhorse Racing Forum has a search engine which allows you to search the previous two-weeks worth of postings. For best results, search for famous horse names, track names, or keywords related to current events in horse racing. This Forum is a great place to discuss current events with other racing enthusiasts.
The Bloodhorse Dosage Forum is frequented by Dr. Roman who invented the dosage index. This search works the same as the
The Del Mar Fan Forum is another lively discussion Forum focusing mainly on racing in Southern California.
Deja News is a web based newsgroup reader for accessing the Usenet. There are thousands of newsgroups there including some devoted just to horse racing. This form will let you search them all.
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