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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to get past performances for today's races...
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.
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.
How to calculate betting odds and payoffs when...
Includes a chart showing the pay-off for a $2 bet and how win odds are calculated.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Best Resources for Thoroughbred Horseracing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for Thoroughbred racing at race tracks in North America.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
Weekly Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
4 Kinds of Horse Races and How They Differ
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 a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
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.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
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.
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 Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
Saratoga Race Course
Information about and useful links for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Euro Charline wins the 2014 Beverly D.
On 2014 Arlington Million day, Euro Charline won the Beverly D (G1) by 3/4 length over favorite Stephanie's Kitten with Just The Judge third, while favorite Adelaide won the Secretariat Stakes (G1) by 1 1/2 lengths over Tourist and Sheldon. Also on the card were two divisions of the Hatoof Stakes won by Annulment and Kiss Moon and the Straight Line Stakes won by I Got It All. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
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.
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.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Collecting 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.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Past Winers of the Arlington Million
Past winners of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
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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.
2014 Kentucky Derby contender Intense Holiday
A profile of the race horse Intense Holiday.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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.
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Hardest Core wins the 2014 Arlington Million
Long shot Hardest Core won by a length over favorite Magician in the 2014 Arlington Million with Side Glance finishing third. Also on the card, The Pizza Man won the American St. Leger Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Monmouth Park - racing on the Jersey Shore
Information about and useful links for Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Charismatic Update - Horse Racing - 06/06/99
An update on the condition of Charismatic, from your Mining Co. Guide
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
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships Past...
Free past performances for the 2013 Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita on November 1 and 2. PPs as of entry day are available for all races.
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.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
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
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
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.
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.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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
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.
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Personal Ensign by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Exotic Betting
by Steven Crist. Not how to handicap, but how to use your handicapping skills to cash in on high paying exotic bets.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Arlington International
Information about and useful links for Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, IL
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 Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
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
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
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 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.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Tournament of Thoroughbreds - Horse Racing
Final results of the forum fantasy races: steve cauthen magnificent champions count fleet native dancer jimmy the greek snyder
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Ami's Holiday wins the 2014 Breeders' Stakes
Ami's Holiday rallied to win the 1 1/2 mile Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine by 3/4 length over Interpol and Squeeze the King. Ami's Holiday was the only horse to compete in all 3 legs of Canada's Triple Crown this year. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Arlington Park
Information about and useful links for Arlington Park in Chicago, IL.
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
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.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, 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.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
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.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
The Arlington Million - Horse Racing
Coverage of the International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
2014 La Jolla Handicap Day on Saturday at Del Mar
Favorite Enterprising came from last early to win the 2014 La Jolla Handicap (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday bu 1 1/4 lengths over I'll Wrap It Up with Sammy Mandeville third. Get the results, charts, and photos from both here.
Secretariat Stakes Winners - Horse Racing
Past winners of the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
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.
2014 Whitney Handicap Day at Saratoga Racecourse
Saturday at Saratoga, pacesetter Moreno held off Itsmyluckyday to win the Whitney Handicap (G1) by 1 1/4 lengths with Will Take Charge third while favorite Palace Malice was a disappointing sixth Also on the card, Filimbi won the De La Rose Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie...
Coltimus Prime led wire-to-wire to win the 2014 Prince of Wales Stakes, second leg of Canada's Triple Crown, by 3 1/2 lengths over Lynx and favorite Ami's Holiday. Also on the card, Bella's Rebel won the Rainbow Connection Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Travers Weekend at Saratoga
Results for the races on Travers weekend at Saratoga.
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.
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.
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.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Saratoga Fantasy Contest - Horse Racing
Details of the Saratoga Fantasy Challenge contest for the 2000 meet
Fatal Breakdowns - Horse Racing - 04/02/98
Fatal Breakdowns Explained, from your About.comGuide
Beverly D. Stakes Winners - Horse Racing
Past winners of the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
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.
Pick Six
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Place
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for the Kentucky Derby.
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Breeders' Stakes Results - Horse Racing
Results for the third leg of Canada's Triple Crown, the Breeders' Stakes.
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.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
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.
2013 Longines Hong Kong Vase and Sprint
Dominant was a huge upset in the 2013 Longines Hong Kong Vase, holding off favorite The Fugue with Dunaden third. Lord Kanaloa was a repeat winner the 2013 Longines Hong Kong Sprint winning by 5 lengths over Sole Power and Frederick Engels. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Day at Del Mar
Favorite Iotapa caught Broken Sword in the stretch to win the 2014 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday by a half length with Parranda third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Friends of New York Racing gets organized
In its first major press conference since its inception late last year, on Wednesday Friends of New York Racing, Inc. (FNYR) announced its initial projects and goals.
How to do Paddock Inspection
A simple How to on inspecting the horses in the paddock prior to a race, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
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.
Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013
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.
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.
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
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.
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.
Entry/Result Tool - Horse Racing
Entry and results query form: horse racing entries result tool newsletter archive
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.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Review - Money Secrets at the Racetrack
by Barry Meadow. A must-read for anybody who considers themselves a good handicapper but has been unable to fully profit from their skills due to poor money management.
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.
2014 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes...
We Miss Artie just got up by a nose to win the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park in a 3-way photo finish with Harry's Holiday and Coastline. Also on the card, Aurelia's Belle won the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks and Ghost is Clear won the Hansen Starter Handicap. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gallop Racer Info - Horse Racing
Information on the Playstation video game Gallop Racer
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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