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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.
Weekly Thoroughbred Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
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!
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.
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.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
How to Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
2014 Longines Hong Kong International Races...
The 2014 Longines Hong Kong Cup, Vase, Mile, and Sprint will be held on Sunday afternoon December 14 at Sha Tin Racecourse. Get the entries for all four Group 1 races on the card and a free form guide here.
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
2013 North America Cup Day Results
Results and photos for the 5 stakes races on the 2013 Pepsi North America Cup card at Mohawk Racetrack, including the big race won by Captaintreacherous
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
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.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
2014 Longines International Jockeys' Championship
Japanese jockey Yuichi Fukunaga won two of the four races to win the 2014 Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong in Wednesday evening. Get the results and photos here.
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.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
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.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
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.
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Longden's Last Ride by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
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.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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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.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
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.
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
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
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
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.
2014 Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs
On Saturday, Delta Downs hosted Louisiana Premier Night, a series of ten stakes races for Louisiana-breds with a total of $1 million in purses. Get the results, charts, and photos for all ten races here. Page 2.
Valentine's Day Clip Art - Horse Racing
Valentine's Day Clip Art: s day clip art valentine s day new location
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.
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.
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.
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
2014 Hollywood Derby Day at Del Mar
California Chrome won the 2014 Hollywood Derby (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday by 2 lengths over Lexie Lou and Talco. Also on the card, Big Cazanova won the Native Diver Stakes (G3) and Ol' Fashion Gal won the Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3). Get the results, chart, and photos here.
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
2014 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile...
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Juvenile at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
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 Big Brown, 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.
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
2013 Northern Dancer Turf and Canadian Stakes...
Favorite Forte Dei Marmi rallied to win the 2013 Northern Dancer Turf (G1) at Woodbine by a neck over Perfect Timber with Stormy Len third. Also on the card, Minakshi won the 2013 Canadian Stakes (G2) over Colonial Flag and Moment of Majesty. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
Secretariat - Horse Racing
Secretariat, from your About.com Guide: secretariat horse secretariat horse racing
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.
2014 Longines Hong Kong Cup and Mile
Favorite Designs on Rome won the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Cup over second choice Military Attack and Criterion. Heavy favorite Able Friend romped home by 4 1/2 lengths in the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Mile with Gold=Fun second and Grand Prix Boss third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
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.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
2014 Longines Hong Kong Vase and Sprint
Favorite Flintshire won the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Vase, holding off Willie Cazals by half a length. Aerovelocity won the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Sprint by a neck over favorite Peniaphobia. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
I'll Have Another
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.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
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.
Photo/Art Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing photo and art books.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
How to make a bet on a SAM (Automated teller...
Step by step instructions for how to use a SAM or automated teller machine to place a wager. Page 6.
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.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Horse Racing Screen Savers
Custom horse racing photo screen savers: louisville courier journal triple crown winners breeders cup winners lone star park horse screen savers
Fatal Breakdowns - Horse Racing - 04/02/98
Fatal Breakdowns Explained, from your About.comGuide
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
2014 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes Day
Saturday Delta Downs hosted the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3) along with five other stakes races. Ocho Ocho Ocho held off Mr. Z by a nose to win the Jackpot and Take Charge Brandi won the Delta Downs Princess (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Coronation Futurity
Decision Day held off Nipigon to win the 2014 Coronation Futurity (G2) at Woodbine on Sunday by a head with favorite Shez a Masterpiece third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Miscellaneous Clip-art - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Clip-art, from your About.com Guide: bobbie peachey web clip art s day clip art christmas clip art valentine s day
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING---FACT OR FICTION
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING ENERGY Dateline: 12/13/00 By Joe Takach publisher of "Southern California Horses
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.
Christmas Shopping Guide - Horse Racing
Where to find Christmas gifts online for horse racing fans
Photo Pages - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Photos, from your About.com Guide: kentucky horse park kentucky derby winner flamingo fountain oaklawn handicap hialeah park
2014 Cigar Mile and Comely Stakes
In the 2014 Cigar Mile (G1), Private Zone led gate-to-wire to win by 5 lengths over favorite Secret Circle and Bourbon Courage. Also on the card, favorite Snowbell led all the way to win the Comely Stakes (G3) over Shayjolie and Dame Dorothy. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
Merry Christmas - Horse Racing
Some horsey holiday cheer!: equine charities clement clarke moore carol sinclair long paddock betting slips
2014 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame...
Fourteen new members were inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on August 6, 2014, including Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, champion pacer Rocknroll Hanover, jockey Robert Landry, and driver Wally Hennessey. Find out about all the inductees here.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
2013 Super Derby Prelude Day at Louisiana Downs
On Saturday, Holiday Mischief wore down favorite Sunbean to win the Super Derby Prelude at Louisiana Downs by a head. Also on the card, Pure Tactics won the Barksdale Stakes, Got Shades won the Sunny's Halo Stakes, and Redgrass Cat won the Donnie Wilhite Memorial. Get the results, charts, and photos for all four races here.
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
Jockey Patrick Husbands
Jockey Patrick Husbands is one of the top jockeys in Canada and has won the Sovereign Award as outstanding jockey six times. He hit the 2000 career win mark on October 4 in the 10th race at Woodbine aboard Grazettes Landing.
Christmas Wishes for Rescued Horses - Horse...
Christmas is a good time to think about helping the horses, from your About.com Guide
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
2013 Go For Wand Handicap
Royal Lahaina drew away in the stretch to win the 2013 Go For Wand Handicap (G2) at Aqueduct on Saturday by 2 1/2 lengths over favorite Centring and My Pal Chrisy. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Louisiana Derby Day at the Fair Grounds
Vicar's In Trouble won the 2014 Louisiana Derby (G2) by a 3 1/2 lengths over Intense Holiday with Commanding Curve third, while Untapable won the Fair Grounds
Friday Breeders' Cup Workouts - Horse Racing
Photos and info about the Breeders' Cup horses who were on the track Friday, October 24, 2003.
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.
Gallop Racer Info - Horse Racing
Information on the Playstation video game Gallop Racer
2013 Eclipse Award Finalists
Finalists for each division of the 2013 Eclipse Awards which name thoroughbred horse racing's annual champions.
Racing Stripes: The Interviews
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Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
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A Racing and Breeding Tradition: The Horses of...
A review of 'A Racing and Breeding Tradition: The Horses of the Aga Khan' by Philip Jodidio.
Preakness 101
Basic introduction to the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. Page 3.
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.
2014 Let It Ride Stakes Results
Favorite Awesome Return won the 2014 Let It Ride Stakes at Del Mar by 1 1/4 lengths over Number Five and Cabral in their first ever fall meet. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Remsen and Demoiselle Stakes
Leave the Light On led all the way to win the 2014 Remsen Stakes for the juvenile colts by a half length over favorite Frosted and Keen Ice. Favorite Condo Commando drew away to win the Demoiselle Stakes for the fillies by 11 1/2 lengths over Calamity Kate and Angela Renee. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
Review: Six Secrets of Successful Bettors
Winning Insights Into Playing the Horses by Frank Scatoni and Pete Fornatale. Based on interviews with professional horseplayers and gamblers, presents the methods common to them all that lead to success.
Racing History Reference Library - Horse Racing
Suggestions for building your own racing history reference library, from your About.com Guide
2014 Bob Hope Stakes Results
No Problem upset in the 2014 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar, winning by a half length over favorite Alright Alright with St. Joe Bay third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
Traditionally, the Belmont Stakes winner wears a blanket of white carnations in the winner's circle.
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.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
2014 Red Carpet Handicap Results
Three Hearts upset in the 2014 Red Carpet Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, winning by a half length over Lady of Gold and Lady Pimpernel, while favorite Appealing Cat finished sixth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Exotic Betting
by Steven Crist. Not how to handicap, but how to use your handicapping skills to cash in on high paying exotic bets.
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.
Review: "Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter'...
A review of 'Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter's Son' by John Jeremiah Sullivan. A study of the relationship between men and horses, both at the races and beyond, combined with a tribute to his late father's career as a turfwriter.
Hong Kong track has world's largest TV - Horse...
Superb new Diamond Vision screen shoots Hong Kong Jockey Club into Guinness World Records.
Horseracing in Ireland - Horse Racing - 08/24/97
Horseracing in Ireland, from your About.com Guide: belmont stakes winner black tie affair top sires international runners dubai world cup
John Henry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park -...
The latest horse racing headlines from around the world.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, 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.
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