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How to get free past performances for today's...
You have to have the past performances to handicap the races. Here is where you can find free past performance data online for racing in North America.
How to calculate odds and payoffs when betting...
Includes a chart showing the pay-off for a $2 bet and how win odds are calculated.
Thoroughbred Horse Racing Entries and Results
Sources for the latest entries and race results for Thoroughbred racing at race tracks in North America.
Betting for Beginners: A Guide to Wagering on...
A quick description of common wager types at horse racing tracks in North America with minimum bets and how they work plus a guide for estimating the cost of wagers that involve multiple combinations like boxes and keys and a chart of payoffs for $2 win bets.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Understanding the Types and Classes of Horse...
Here is a look at the types of races run at North American tracks, starting at the bottom and working our way up from maidens to graded stakes. This should give you a better understanding of all levels of racing and what types of races most tracks run.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
Saratoga Race Course facts and statistics
Information about and useful links for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
Where to Download Free Harness Racing Programs
You have to have the past performances to handicap the races. Here is where you can find free programs past performance data online for harness racing in North America.
Weekly Thoroughbred Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
How to Identify a Horse by its Lip Tattoo
Most horse breeds racing in North America are required to have a tattoo inside their upper lip for identification purposes. This tattoo permanently links their registration and ownership information with the horse and can be used to find out the name of horses purchased or rescued without papers after they retired from the racing.
Thoroughbred Horse Naming Rules and Requirements
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
The True Story Behind the Movie 'Dreamer:...
The come-from-behind winners, and horses that have battled the odds to achieve the seemingly impossible have always been the ones that capture our imagination ... and our hearts.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
2015 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie...
Breaking Lucky rallied from last to win the 2015 Prince of Wales Stakes by a neck over Queen's Plate winner Shaman Ghost in the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown. Also on the card, Tahnee set a new track record winning the Rainbow Connection Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2015 Opening Day Stakes at Saratoga Race Course
Opening day for the 2015 season at Saratoga Race Course featured the Lake George Stakes (G2) for fillies on the turf won by Mrs McDougal and the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for the juvenile fillies won by Off the Tracks. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Welcome to the Horse Racing Forum!
With the new redesign of the About.com Horse Racing website for some reason the link to the Horse Racing Forum was left off the main page making it very hard to find the link to the forum. You can find the correct link here!
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Monmouth Park - racing on the Jersey Shore
Information about and useful links for Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2015 will mark the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
The Best Kentucky Derby Winners
The 10 best horses to ever win the Kentucky Derby based on the year end championships and other honors they won.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
How to make a bet on a SAM (Automated teller...
Step by step instructions for how to use a SAM, Screen Activated Machine or automated teller, to place a wager.
2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Past...
Free past performances for the 2014 Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita on October 31 and November 1 are now available for all races.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
Horse Racing in France
What racing is like in France and the differences between their horse racing and how we do it in North America.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
2015 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga
I'm a Chatterbox held off Curalina by a nose but was disqualified to second for interference in the 2015 Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday at Saratoga, giving the win to Curalina. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
Frankie Lovato's 365 Days of Racing Term Videos
Retired jockey Frank Lovato Jr. of JockeyWorld.org has created an excellent series of YouTube videos illustrating 365 different racing terms using photos and videos for examples as well as narration. This is a great resource for any racing fan and does a great job educating people about horse racing.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Kentucky Derby Glasses Price Guide
A Comprehensive Guide to Collecting Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses and Shot Glasses edited by Judy Marchman. This new 2008 edition is an invaluable tool for anyone who collects Derby, Preakness, Belmont, or Breeders' Cup glasses and shots. Photos of everything included so you can ID glasses you find.
Coloring Book Pages - Horse Racing
Coloring Book Pages, from your About.Com Guide
2015 San Diego Handicap Day at Del Mar
Saturday at Del Mar, Catch a Flight caught Appealing Tale by a head to win the San Diego Handicap (G2) with Bayern third. Also on the card, Big Book won the Fleet Treat Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Winners and Public Auction Prices
How much is too much to pay for a potential Kentucky Derby winner at auction? The price is a lot lower than you might think based on how expensive purchases at public auction have done in the past. Just another factor to consider when handicapping the Derby.
Women in Horse Racing - Horse Racing
Women and their influence on horse racing: helen hay whitney kentucky derby winner penny chenery triple crown winner frances genter
2015 Diana and Sanford Stakes at Saratoga
Hard Not to Like caught Tepin by a nose in the 2015 Diana Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday with Kitten's Queen third. Also on the card, Magna Light finished first but was disqualified to third in the Sanford Stakes giving the win to Uncle Vinny. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Product Summary
A review of 'Horse Racing's Holy Grail: The Epic Quest for the Kentucky Derby' by Steve Haskin
Breeders' Cup World Championship Race Winners
All the past winners of the 14 Breeders' Cup World Championship races, the biggest event of the year in thoroughbred horse racing.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
2015 Royal Ascot race meeting results and photos
The 2015 Royal Ascot meet begins on June 16 and runs through Saturday with some of the best racing in the UK and Royals galore in attendance. Here is coverage of all the Group 1 events which will be updated daily until the meet ends.
2014 american graded stakes committee horse...
The American Graded Stakes Committee has assigned graded status to 455 races for 2014. Five races were upgraded, with one new Grade 1 races and four new Grade 2 races, and five new Grade 3 races were added. Three races lost their graded status for 2014. Get the details here.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.
Man O'War - 3/29/17 to 11/1/47
A tribute to the great Man O'War on the anniversary of his death on November 11, 1947.
Shaman Ghost wins the 2015 Queen's Plate
Favorite Shaman Ghost rallied to win the 2015 Queen's Plate, the first race of the Canadian Triple Crown, by 1 1/4 lengths over Danish Dynaformer and Conquest Bugaloo at Woodbine on Sunday. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Top Kentucky Derby Trainers
For a trainer to win the Kentucky Derby is the highlight of his career, and only a select few have won this race more than once. Here are those elite trainers who have won the Kentucky Derby more than once.
Barbaro Photo Album
A photo tribute to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro who passed away on January 29, 2007, due to complications from the injury he suffered in the Preakness.
Cavalia, an Unbridled Affair — Not To Be...
Cavalia is a new show featuring human and equine performers that is now touring North America to sold out audiences. Here is a description of the show by Charlene Keys illustrated by photographs by Tina Hines.
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
The Haskell and The Travers by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Profile of Triple Crown contender American...
A profile of the race horse American Pharoah, who became the 12th Triple Crown Champion on June 6, 2015.
The History of John Henry
John Henry - story of a steel driving horse
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Top Kentucky Derby Jockeys
For a jockey to win the Kentucky Derby is the highlight of his career, and only a select few have won this race more than once. Here are those elite jockeys who have won the Kentucky Derby three times or more.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
American Pharoah parades at Santa Anita
American Pharoah paraded for the fans at Santa Anita on June 27, 2015. Here is a series of photos for those who couldn't be there.
2015 Eddie Read and Osunitas Stakes at Del Mar
Gabriel Charles drew away to win the Eddie Read Stakes (G1) on opening weekend at Del Mar by 3 3/4 lengths over Twentytwentyvision and Finnegans Wake with favorite Midnight Storm finishing fifth. Also on the card, Gas Total won the Osunitas Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Arlington Park
Information about and useful links for Arlington Park in Chicago, IL.
Relive American Pharoah's day at the Belmont...
Take a walk down memory lane with a series of 21 photos taking American Pharoah from the paddock before the race until he is back at the barn on 2015 Belmont Stakes Day.
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
2015 Queen's Plate Entries and Post Positions
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday July 5, 2015, and a field of 14 was entered headed by Plate Trial winner Danish Dynaformer, Marine Stakes winner Shaman Ghost, and Woodbine Oaks winner Academic. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Belmont Stakes Central
The Belmont Stakes is the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown and held every year five weeks after the Kentucky Derby at Belmont Park in New York, New York. It can be a total frenzy if a Triple Crown is on the line, like with American Pharoah, otherwise it can be very laid back, especially if the Kentucky Derby winner doesn't come. Here is a guide to everything about the Belmont Stakes online.
2015 Nijinsky Stakes Day at Woodbine
Favorite Are You Kidding Me won the 2015 Nijinsky Stakes (G2) at Woodbine on Sunday by a half length over Golden Sabre and Za Approval. Also on the card, Her Majesty's Flag won the Duchess Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Del Mar Oaks Day Results and Photos
Personal Diary rallied from last to win the 2014 Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday by 2 3/4 lengths over Stellaris and My Conquestadory. Favorite Sea Queen finished fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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Saratoga Race Course
The historic oval in upstate New York has greeted racing's elite since 1863, earning a reputation as
2014 Royal Ascot race meeting results and photos
The 2014 Royal Ascot meet began on June 17 and runs through Saturday with some of the best racing in the UK and Royals galore in attendance. Here is coverage of all the Group 1 events which will be updated daily until the meet ends.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
2015 Belmont Derby, Belmont Oaks, and Belmont...
Saturday at Belmont Park, Force the Pass was an upset winner of the Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf with favorite Bolo finishing last. Also on the card, Lady Eli won the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1), and Private Zone won the Belmont Sprint Championship (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
Perform Pre-race Paddock Inspection
A simple how to on inspecting the horses in the paddock prior to a race and judging their fitness to race.
Jockeys with 5 or more wins on a single day
Eibar Coa won 5 races at Belmont on September 28, 2007, the first five-win day for a jockey since Ramon Dominguez at Aqueduct in April. Here are some stats about jockeys who have won 5 or more races on a single card.
2015 Queen's Plate Undercard Stakes Results
Also on the 2015 Queen's Plate card were four other stakes races: the Highlander Stakes (G3) won by Go Blue Or Go Home, the Singspiel Stakes (G3) won by Aldous Snow, the Dance Smartly Stakes won by Strut the Course, and the Clarendon Stakes won by Beliveau. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Jose Santos
Jockey Jose Santos won his 4000th career race at Aqueduct on February 4, 2006. Here is a profile of him with the highlights of his career.
Horse Racing Net Links
Main library of link categories. You can get to everything from here.
2014 Melbourne Cup
In the 154th Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse, Protectionist and jockey Ryan Moore drew away to win by four lengths over Red Cadeaux with Who Shot Thebarman third. Get the results and US pay-offs here.
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
One Turn Routes
A list of the thoroughbred race tracks in North America that can run one turn horse races at a mile or longer on the dirt or turf.
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867 and is the oldest of the Triple Crown events, predating the
Belmont Stakes 101
A basic introduction the the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown. How it began, basics of picking a winner, and how to attend in person.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Opening nationwide on October 21, 2005, "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story" tells the story of a father
American Pharoah parades at Churchill Downs on...
Saturday June 13, 2015, at Churchill Downs, American Pharoah was paraded for the fans while his connections received their engraved Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown trophies. Relive the night with this slideshow.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Day
Hard Aces was an upset winner in the 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) over Hoppertunity and favorite Catch a Flight. Also on the card, Fanticola won the Royal Heroine (G2), Masochistic won the Triple Bend (G1), and Prize Exhibit won the Senorita Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Haskell Invitational undercard stakes...
There were five other stakes on the 2014 Haskell Invitational card including the Molly Pitcher (G2) won by Majestic River and the Monmouth Cup (G2) won by Valid. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Jockey Russell Baze
Jockey Russell Baze became the first North American jockey hit 50,000 career starts on January 25, 2013 at Golden Gate Fields. The perennial leading jockey in Northern California, Baze is approaching the 12,000 win mark and is a member of the Racing Hall of Fame.
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Exacta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey
A profile of top owners Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey. Some notable horses they have raced include Kitten's Joy, Roses in May, and Nothing to Lose.
Daily Double
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Superfecta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2013 Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park
On Saturday June 1, 2013, Belmont Park hosted Big Apple Showcase Day, a series of seven stakes races for New York-breds with a total of $850,000 in purses. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven races here.
The Beverly D. - Horse Racing
Coverage of the International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park
Breeders' Cup Info Central
The Breeders' Cup World Championships is the biggest event of the year in Thoroughbred horse racing with 13 races worth $24.5 million run over two days. In 2014 the Breeders' Cup will be at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA, on October 31 and November 1.
DVD Review - On The Muscle, A Year Inside a...
A Year Inside a Thoroughbred Racing Stable DVD from Pony Highway Productions. This video is a must see for any racing fan just so they will understand what goes on behind the scenes and how much work and time it takes to bring that two minutes of race they get to watch and wager on.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
The Twin Spires of Churchill Downs
There are many traditions associated with the Kentucky Derby from roses to mint juleps. Here is a bit about the most recognizable landmark at Churchill Downs, the Twin Spires.
Secretariat Race Videos
Watch video replays of all 15 races that the great champion race horse Secretariat ran in New York. This includes his legendary Belmont Stakes win where he completed the 1973 Triple Crown.
2013 Eclipse Award Winners
Wise Dan was named Horse of the Year at the 2013 Eclipse Award ceremony on January 13, 2014, as well as Champion Older Male and Turf Male, the same as last year. Ken and Sarah Ramsey were multiple winners for both Owner and Breeder while Beholder, Royal Delta, and Groupie Doll also won again this year. Get all the results and photos of the Eclipse Award winners here.
A short history of the Breeders' Cup World...
A brief look at the origins and history of the annual Breeders' Cup World Championships, the biggest event of the year in thoroughbred horse racing.
2013 Cheltenham Festival
Results and photos for the Grade 1 stakes over the four days of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival, the biggest jumps meet of the year in England.
Jockeys - new TV series on Animal Planet
Jockeys, a new TV series from Animal Planet focusing on the California jockey colony, premieres on Friday February 9, 2009, at 9pm ET in the US and Saturday February 10 at 9pm ET in Canada.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for the Kentucky Derby.
Bayern wins the 2014 Haskell Invitational at...
Bayern led all the way and drew off to win the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park by 7 1/4 lengths over Albano and Wildcat Red. Favorite Untapable was never a factor in her first try against the boys, finishing 5th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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Kentucky Derby Results - Horse Racing - 05/04/02
Results and photos for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 4, 2002
Steeplechase
Links to info about the jump races in the US mostly. See foreign racing for info on other countries.
Kentucky Derby Prep Races Stats and History
The historical significance of major Kentucky Derby prep races that have produced a Kentucky Derby winner. Includes all Derby winners from 1950-2008 and where they finished in each prep.
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
Betting the Kentucky Derby
How to Wager and Win on America's Biggest Horse Race by Dean Keppler. Breaks the task of handicapping the Derby into easy to understand strategies that any bettor at any level of play can implement.
2015 Woodbine Oaks Day
Academic upset in the 2015 Woodbine Oaks and set a new track record in the process. Favorite London Tower finished second. Also on the card, Danish Dynaformer won the Plate Trial and Mississippi Delta won the Alywow Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
Famous Faces - Horse Racing - 06/07/99
Photos of people at the Belmont, from your Mining Co. Guide
Book Review: "Clocker Bob"
A review of 'Clocker Bob: If They Smoke In The Morning They'll Fire In The Afternoon' by Robert Kachur

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