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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.
Weekly Thoroughbred Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
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.
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 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 Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
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.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
Thoroughbred Horse Naming Rules and Requirements
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
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.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
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.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 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.
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.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Triple Crown contender Texas Red
A profile of the race horse Texas Red.
Profile of Triple Crown contender American...
A profile of the race horse American Pharoah.
Triple Crown contender Carpe Diem
A profile of the race horse Carpe Diem.
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.
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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Dortmund
A profile of the race horse Dortmund.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
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!
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 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Ocho Ocho Ocho
A profile of the race horse Ocho Ocho Ocho.
Triple Crown Contender El Kabeir
A profile of the race horse El Kabeir.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
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.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Triple Crown contender International Star
A profile of the race horse International Star.
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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Mr. Z
A profile of the race horse Mr. Z.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
Triple Crown contender Upstart
A profile of the race horse Upstart.
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
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
Profile of Triple Crown contender Daredevil
A profile of the race horse Daredevil.
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.
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.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Frosted
A profile of the race horse Frosted.
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
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 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.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
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.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, 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 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.
Java's War wins the 2013 Blue Grass Stakes at...
Results for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland on April 13, 2013 won by Java's War.
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.
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
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
Arcadia, CA, Breeders' Cup Weather
Links to weather information for the Santa Anita Park area for the 2014 Breeders' Cup.
The Garrett Gomez Story
A review of the book 'The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey's Journey Thorough Addiction and Salvation' by Rudolph Alvarado with Garrett Gomez. The story of the popular jockey, from his beginnings in the southwest to his current success.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
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
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
2015 "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at the...
There were 5 stakes at the Fair Grounds on January 17, 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.
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
For decades the traditional theme song of the Belmont Stakes was "Sidewalks of New York," but in 1997
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.
2014 Queen's Plate Entries and Post Positions
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday July 6, 2014, and a field of 15 was entered headed by Plate Trial winner We Miss Artie and Woodbine Oaks winner Lexie Lou. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.
Rachel Alexandra
A profile of the race horse Rachel Alexandra.
2015 Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs
On Saturday, Delta Downs hosted the 2015 Louisiana Premier Night, a series of stakes races for Louisiana-breds headlined by the Premier Night Championship won by One King's Man. Get the results, charts, and photos for all the races here.
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.
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
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.
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
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.
Louisville Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts for Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Tropical Park by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide
The Kentucky Derby Trophy
There are many traditions associated with the Kentucky Derby from roses to mint juleps. Here is a brief history of and info about the gold trophy presented each year to the winner of the Kentucky Derby.
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.
Superfecta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Product Summary
A review of 'The Horses of the Kentucky Derby' CDROM from Bolding-Schaffer Productions
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Jimmy Winkfield
The life and times of one of the last great black jockey in the late 1800's and early 1900's, Jimmy Winkfield. This is a teaser for the new book coming out about him in November 2004 by Edward Hotaling.
Preakness 101
Basic introduction to the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. Page 3.
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
The 2014 Sovereign Award Finalists
Finalists for the 2014 Sovereign Awards, Canadian thoroughbred horse racing's year end championships.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
Hong Kong track has world's largest TV - Horse...
Superb new Diamond Vision screen shoots Hong Kong Jockey Club into Guinness World Records.
Lexie Lou wins easily in the 2014 Woodbine Oaks
The Woodbine Oaks is the first race of Canada's Triple Tiara for 3-year-old Canadian-bred fillies. Lexie Lou caught pacesetter Wild Catomine to win by 4 1/2 lengths with Llanarmon third. On the undercard, We Miss Artie won the Plate Trial and Cristina's Halo won the Alywow Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
How to Advertise on This Site - Horse Racing
Advertising options for horseracing.about.com: recreational gamblers industry insiders oldest horse market segments ebay
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.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
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 Breeders' Cup World Championship Entries,...
Info about the 2014 Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita Park on October 31-November 1. This year the Breeders' Cup World Championships will have a total of 13 races spread over two days of racing worth a total of $24.5 million.
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.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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2015 Louisiana Derby Preview Day
International Star rallied to win the 2015 Risen Star Stakes (G2) by a length over War Story and Keen Ice during Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the Fair Grounds. Also on the card, I'm a Chatterbox won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G3) for the fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2014 "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at the...
There were 5 stakes at the Fair Grounds on January 18, 2014, including the Lecomte won by Vicar's in Trouble, the Silverbulletday won by Unbridled Forever, and the Louisiana Handicap won by Fordubai. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here.
2014 Eclipse Award Winners
California Chrome was named Horse of the Year at the 2014 Eclipse Award ceremony on January 17, 2015, as well as Champion 3-Year-Old Male. Main Sequence won for both Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Male. Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Todd Pletcher, and Javier Castellano were repeat winners this year. Get all the results and photos of the Eclipse Award winners here.
The Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita
An overview of the influence of Santa Anita on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races. In 2009, Santa Anita will host the Breeders' Cup for the fifth time on November 6-7.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
2013 Woodbine Oaks Day Results and Photos
The Woodbine Oaks is the first race of Canada's Triple Tiara for 3-year-old Canadian-bred fillies. Nipissing caught favorite Spring in the Air to win by 3/4 length with Original Script third. On the undercard, Dynamic Sky won the Plate Trial, the major prep for the Queen's Plate. Get the results, charts, and photos here. Page 2.
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.
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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
2013 Longines Hong Kong International Races...
The 2013 Longines Hong Kong Cup, Vase, Mile, and Sprint will be held on Sunday afternoon December 8 at Sha Tin Racecourse. Get the entries for all four Group 1 races on the card and a free form guide here.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2014 Super Derby Day at Louisiana Downs
Favorite Vicar's in Trouble drew off to win the 2014 Super Derby by 7 1/4 lengths over Declan's Fast Cat and Victory Nor Defeat at Louisiana Downs on Saturday. Also on the card, My Point Exactly won the Sunday Silence Stakes and Naval Command won the Happy Ticket Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven stakes on the card here.
2014 Horse Racing Year End Review
A look back at the best and worst of horse racing in the year 2014.
Tournament of Thoroughbreds - Horse Racing
Final results of the forum fantasy races: steve cauthen magnificent champions count fleet native dancer jimmy the greek snyder
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
2014 Queen's Plate Undercard Stakes at Woodbine
There were three other stakes on 2014 Queen's Plate day: the Highlander Stakes (G2) won by Something Extra, the Singspiel Stakes (G3) won by Aldous Snow, and the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2) won by Overheard. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2013 Woodbine Mile Entries
A field of 6 was entered for the $1 million Woodbine Mile (G1) headed by 2-5 morning line favorite and 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan who is looking to repeat his win last year. Also on the card is the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf (G1) with a field of 7, including favorite Forte dei Marmi who won his last two races. Get the posts, free past performances, and photos here.
2014 Louisiana Derby Preview Day
Intense Holiday just got up by a nose to win the Risen Star Stakes over Albano during Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the Fair Grounds while favorite Vicar's in Trouble finished third. Also on the card, Untapable won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes for the fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here. Page 6.
Race Track Email - Horse Racing
Race Track Email Addresses, from your About.com Guide
Breeders' Cup Chat Transcript - Horse Racing
Breeders' Cup Analysis by Glenners, from your About.com Guide

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