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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.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
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 Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
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.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Thoroughbred Horse Racing Entries and Results
Sources for the latest entries and race results for Thoroughbred racing at race tracks in North America.
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.
Preakness Results - Horse Racing - 05/19/01
Coverage of the Preakness: triple crown winner preakness results horse jockey length victory mile contest
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
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.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
Preakness Central
The Preakness Stakes is the second jewel of the Triple Crown and held every year two weeks after the Kentucky Derby at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. While it does not have as much prestige as the Derby, with a purse of $1 million guaranteed it is still a juicy prize for any horseman. Here is a guide to learning about the Preakness online.
Thoroughbred Horse Naming Rules and Requirements
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
Another of the changes made in 1997 was to come up with a new drink to replace the White Carnation. Dale
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
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.
Preakness Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
Weekly Thoroughbred Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
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!
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Divining Rod
A profile of the race horse Divining Rod
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender American...
A profile of the race horse American Pharoah.
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.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2015 will mark the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Danzig Moon
A profile of the race horse Danzig Moon.
Preakness 101
Basic introduction to the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown.
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.
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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Firing Line
A profile of the race horse Firing Line.
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.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Mr. Z
A profile of the race horse Mr. Z.
Preakness Fast Facts - Horse Racing
Preakness stats and trivia: d wayne lukas preakness winning jockeys eddie arcaro walden 7 preakness winners
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Dortmund
A profile of the race horse Dortmund.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
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.
Superfecta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
Belmont Results - Horse Racing - 06/08/02
Results and photos for the Belmont on Saturday June 8, 2002
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, 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.
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.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Kentucky Derby Results - Horse Racing - 05/05/01
Coverage of the Kentucky Derby: kentucky derby results kentucky derby history jockey gary stevens winner of the kentucky derby amp photos
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Man O' War by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide: chestnut colt belmont park belmont stakes jerome park training horses
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.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
"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
Profile of Triple Crown contender Frosted
A profile of the race horse Frosted.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
The Story of Smarty Jones
The story behind 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones.
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.
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.
Preakness Entries - Horse Racing - 05/16/01
Entries for the Preakness, past performances, and other information
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.
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
Product Summary
A review of 'The Horses of the Kentucky Derby' CDROM from Bolding-Schaffer Productions
Profile of Triple Crown contender Materiality
A profile of the race horse Materiality.
Trifecta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Triple Crown contender Carpe Diem
A profile of the race horse Carpe Diem.
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.
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 5.
Exacta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
Triple Crown Hopes - Horse Racing
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners triple crown winner belair stud eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
Profile of Triple Crown contender Keen Ice
A profile of the race horse Keen Ice
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Barbaro to be buried at Churchill Downs
Owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson announced on the one-year anniversary of his death, that 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's ashes will be buried at a special monument to be built outside Gate 1 at Churchill Downs. A life-size bronze statue will be unveiled at the site in 2009.
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.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Tax Tips for Bettors and Owners - Horse Racing
Some income tax tips for handicappers and horse owners
How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Belmont Fast Facts - Horse Racing
Belmont stats and trivia: triple crown winners eddie arcaro triple crown races fish hook thunder gulch
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
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.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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.
Place
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Profile of Triple Crown contender Mubtaahij
A profile of the race horse Mubtaahij.
Jerry Bailey Retires
Hall of Fame and Eclipse Award winning jockey Jerry Bailey has announced he will retire on January 28, 2006. He will go on to a new career as a race analyst for ABC Sports and ESPN.
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
Profile of Triple Crown contender War Story
A profile of the race horse War Story
Seabiscuit and War Admiral - Horse Racing
Seabiscuit and War Admiral, from your Mining Company Guide
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend.
Roy & Gretchen Jackson & U of PA's New Bolton...
Barbaro's owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, and the hospital where he has been treated, the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, have been awarded a Special Eclipse Award for 2006. This award honors outstanding individual achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of Thoroughbred racing.
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
Belmont Stakes Results - Horse Racing - 06/09/01
Coverage of the Belmont Stakes: belmont stakes results jockey edgar prado triple crown races edgar prado buckle down
Big Brown
A profile of the race horse Big Brown.
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
Kids Page - Horse Racing
Activities for kids and family friendly tracks, from your About.comGuide
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
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.
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Announcing Secretariat.com
Announcing the new official website for the great Secretariat.
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.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Profile of Triple Crown contender Competitive...
A profile of the race horse Competitive Edge.
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.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING---FACT OR FICTION
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING ENERGY Dateline: 12/13/00 By Joe Takach publisher of "Southern California Horses
Sounds - Horse Racing Net Links
Horse racing sounds for your PC or webpage
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
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.
Jockey Pat Day Retires
Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day announced his retirement on August 4, 2005, in an emotional press conference at his home track Churchill Downs. Here is a look at his career accomplishments and some of his biggest wins.
Show
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
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.
Exotic Betting
by Steven Crist. Not how to handicap, but how to use your handicapping skills to cash in on high paying exotic bets.
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.
Pat Day breaks the jockey earnings record -...
About Pat Day's racing career and his new record for money earned by a jockey.

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