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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.
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.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
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.
Thoroughbred Horse Racing Entries and Results
Sources for the latest entries and race results for Thoroughbred racing at race tracks in North America.
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.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
Weekly Thoroughbred Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
Profile of Triple Crown contender American...
A profile of the race horse American Pharoah.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
Thoroughbred Horse Naming Rules and Requirements
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
Triple Crown contender Carpe Diem
A profile of the race horse Carpe Diem.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Dortmund
A profile of the race horse Dortmund.
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.
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.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
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 How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Frosted
A profile of the race horse Frosted.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
Triple Crown contender International Star
A profile of the race horse International Star.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Profile of Triple Crown contender Far Right
A profile of the race horse Far Right.
Louisville Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts for Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
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.
Triple Crown Contender El Kabeir
A profile of the race horse El Kabeir.
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.
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.
Triple Crown contender Upstart
A profile of the race horse Upstart.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Mr. Z
A profile of the race horse Mr. Z.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
American Pharoah wins the 2015 Arkansas Derby
American Pharoah blew them away by 8 lengths in the 2015 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn on Saturday. Also on the card, Wold Man Rocket won the Northern Spur Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Ocho Ocho Ocho
A profile of the race horse Ocho Ocho Ocho.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
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.
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
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2015
by Jim Mazur. An excellent publication for anybody wanting to bet the tough Triple Crown races, or for newer horseplayers wanting to learn more about the use of angles and biases when selecting their horses.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
2014 Sovereign Award Winners
Winners of the 2014 Sovereign Awards, the Canadian thoroughbred year-end championships. Lexie Lou was named Champion 3-year-old Female, Champion Turf Female, and Horse of the Year. Trainer Mark Casse won for Outstanding Trainer and Patrick Husbands won for Outstanding Jockey.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
2015 Rebel Stakes, Razorback Handicap, and...
American Pharoah ran away by 6 1/4 lengths to win the Rebel Stakes (G2) for the 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. In the Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies, Gold Medal Dancer upset heavy favorite Untapable, and in the Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses favorite Race Day won by a neck. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2015 "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at the...
There were 5 stakes at the Fair Grounds on January 18, 2015, including the Lecomte won by International Star, the Silverbulletday won by I'm a Chatterbox, and the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap won by String King. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here.
Dortmund wins the 2015 Santa Anita Derby
Favorite Dortmund did not disappoint in the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, winning by 4 1/4 lengths. Also on the card were the Santa Anita Oaks, Providencia, Evening Jewel, Echo Eddie, and Thunder Road Stakes won by Stellar Wind, Spirit of Xian, Sheer Pleasure, Gimme Da Lute, and Talco. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
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.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing 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.
Race Day wins the 2015 Oaklawn Handicap
Race Day led most of the way to win the 2015 Oaklawn Handicap on Saturday over Carve and Tapiture. Also on the card, Promise Me Silver won the Instant Racing Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for the Kentucky Derby.
Untapable wins the 2015 Apple Blossom Handicap
Heavy favorite Untapable won the 2015 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn on Saturday easily over Diva's Diamond and Gold Medal Dancer. Also on the card, Holy Boss won the Bachelor Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Product Summary
A review of 'The Horses of the Kentucky Derby' CDROM from Bolding-Schaffer Productions
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
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.
Racing at Woodbine and Mohawk saved for 2 more...
A deal has been reached with the government of Ontario that will allow racing to continue at Woodbine and Mohawk for 2 more years, but leaves the long term viability of racing and breeding in Ontario uncertain. Opening day for this year will now be on April 20, 2013.
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Agua Caliente by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide
2015 Wood Memorial and Bay Shore Stakes
Frosted rallied to win the 2015 Wood Memorial (G1) over Tencendur and El Kabeir with favorite Daredevil 4th. Also on the card, March won the Bay Shore Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
Preakness Stakes Traditions
The Preakness Stakes was first run in 1873 and has many traditions associated with it. The most well know is probably the Black-Eyed Susans given to the winner and the $1 million Woodlawn Vase which is the permanent trophy of the race. Here is a look at some of the more well known Preakness traditions.
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.
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.
Coloring Book Pages - Horse Racing
Coloring Book Pages, from your About.Com Guide: horse coloring pages jockey silks coloring book pages full sized page farm horse
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
Preakness 101
Basic introduction to the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. Page 3.
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. Page 3.
Trakus brings racing into the 21st century
A new wireless horse tracking system called Trakus was recently introduced at Woodbine and may soon revolutionize race data collection. Keeneland is the next track planning to install the equipment, which accurately shows each horse's position during the running of a race. Here is a look at how the technology works.
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.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Triple Crown contender Texas Red
A profile of the race horse Texas Red.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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
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.
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.
Path to the Kentucky Derby
What path will this year's Kentucky Derby winner take to reach the winner's circle at Churchill Downs? Here is a look at past winner's final prep plus which races produce the most Derby starters.
2015 Florida Derby
Materiality led almost the entire way to win the 2015 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday by 1 1/2 lengths over favorite Upstart. Also on the card, Birdatthewire won the Gulfstream Oaks (G2) by 1 1/4 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 8 stakes races on the card here.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
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.
Kids Page - Horse Racing
Activities for kids and family friendly tracks, from your About.comGuide
Profile of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner...
An indepth look at Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another along with his owner Paul Reddam, trainer Doug O'Neill, and jockey Mario Gutierrez.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
Kentucky Derby Fast Facts - Horse Racing
Kentucky Derby stats and trivia: kentucky derby winning jockeys kentucky derby winners eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons citation in 1948
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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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.
Top 8 Books for Getting into Ownership
A selections of books for people who would like to learn more about becoming a race horse owner. From general information to buying at auctions or claiming, there is a lot to learn before you take that leap.
2015 Dubai World Cup Other Stakes
There were seven other stakes on Dubai World Cup day at Meydan Racecourse: the Dubai Turf won by Solow, UAE Derby won by Mubtaahij, Golden Shaheen won by Secret Circle, the Al Quoz Sprint won by Sole Power, the Godolphin Mile won by Tamarkuz, the Dubai Gold Cup won by Brown Panther, and the Kahayla Classic won by Manark. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
Down the Stretch
The Down the Stretch is the signature cocktail of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and features Grey Goose Vodka, one of their sponsors.
2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes
Results and photos for the 2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes held at Oaklawn and won by Will Take Charge and Street Story, part of the Racing Festival of the South.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
2015 Dubai World Cup Thursday Works
Photographs and comments from the morning workouts on Wednesday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai for 10 of the Dubai World Cup card horses, including California Chrome and Brown Panther.
Include Betty wins the 2015 Fantasy Stakes
Saturday at Oaklawn, Include Betty rallied to and upset win in the 2015 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies over Oceanwave favorite Feathered finishing 7th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
2015 Dubai World Cup and Sheema Classic
In the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse, Prince Bishop won over US favorites California Chrome and Lea. Also on the card was the $5 million Sheema Classic was won by Dolniya while favorite Main Sequence finished 7th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
2015 Carter Handicap and Gazelle Stakes
Condo Commando won wire-to-wire in the 2015 Gazelle Stakes (G2) while Dads Caps repeated in the Carter Handicap (G1). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Sounds - Horse Racing Net Links
Horse racing sounds for your PC or webpage
Seabiscuit Tours of Santa Anita Begin July 26
Santa Anita Park will offer free, guided tram tours of areas of the famed racetrack associated with the legendary horse Seabiscuit starting July 26.
The History of John Henry
John Henry - story of a steel driving horse: kentucky horse park loss of kidney function bob bowers kathy hopkins bloody head
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.
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
2015 Louisiana Derby Day at the Fair Grounds
International Star won the 2015 Louisiana Derby (G2) by a neck over Stanford with War Story third while I'm a Chatterbox won the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). Also on the card, Chocolate Ride won the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (G2) and Call Me George won the New Orleans Handicap (G2), giving jockey James Graham his 2000th career victory. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 races here.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Thoroughbred Breeding by Dr. Matthew Binns and...
A review of Thoroughbred Breeding: Pedigree Theories and the Science of Genetics by Dr. Matthew Binns and Tony Morris.
Windfields Farm Auction
E.P. Taylor's Windfields Farm held a liquidation auction on Saturday to sell off their equipment, tack, and other items. Over 5000 people attended to get one last look at the farm and legendary sire Northern Dancer's grave.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
The 2014 Sovereign Award Finalists
Finalists for the 2014 Sovereign Awards, Canadian thoroughbred horse racing's year end championships.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Mr. Prospector - Horse Racing - 06/01/99
A look at the career of the highly influential stallion Mr. Prospector who died on June 1, 1999.
Seabiscuit and War Admiral - Horse Racing
Seabiscuit and War Admiral, from your Mining Company Guide
Fatal Breakdowns - Horse Racing - 04/02/98
Fatal Breakdowns Explained, from your About.comGuide

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