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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.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of 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.
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.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
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.
Weekly Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
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 Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win 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.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
How to Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
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.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
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.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Wednesday October 29, 2014, Breeders' Cup Works
Wednesday of 2014 Breeders' Cup week there were lots horses on the track once again under clear skies and lots of sunshine. Check out photos of 12 of the horses from the day including Bayern from the Classic and Close Hatches from the Distaff.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
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.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Saturday...
The 2014 Saturday Breeders' Cup card included 9 championship races, headlined by the $5 million Classic won by Bayern by a nose over Toast of New York. It was another head back to California Chrome in third. Get the results, charts, and photos for 4 races here: the Classic, Turf, Sprint, and Juvenile.
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.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
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.
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
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.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
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.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
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.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
Christmas Shopping Guide - Horse Racing
Where to find Christmas gifts online for horse racing fans
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
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
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
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.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
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.
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.
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
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
JK Endofanera wins the \$1 million Pepsi North...
Saturday at Mohawk, JK Endofanera won the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup over favorite Tellitlikeitis and Hes Watching. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the 5 other stakes on the card here.
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.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, 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
Breeders' Cup World Championships Wrap-Up
Comments, records, and statistics for the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championship races at Santa Anita Park on October 31 and November 1, 2014.
Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2014
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.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
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.
2014 Melbourne Cup
In the 154th Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse, Protectionist and jockey Ryan Moore drew away to win by four lengths over Red Cadeaux with Who Shot Thebarman third. Get the results and US pay-offs here.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
2014 Royal Ascot race meeting results and photos
The 2014 Royal Ascot meet began on June 17 and runs through Saturday with some of the best racing in the UK and Royals galore in attendance. Here is coverage of all the Group 1 events which will be updated daily until the meet ends.
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.
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.
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.
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
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Friday
Friday included 4 races highlighted by the featured $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) where Untapable drew away to win in the Distaff by 1 1/4 lengths over Don't Tell Sophia and Iotapa. Also on the card, Goldencents repeated in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 Friday races here.
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.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
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 Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
2013 Del Mar Oaks Day
Discreet Marq held off Wishing Gate to win the 2013 Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday by 3/4 length with Emotional Kitten third. Favorite Kitten's Dumplings finished fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
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.
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Photo/Art Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing photo and art books.
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Merry Christmas - Horse Racing
Some horsey holiday cheer!: equine charities clement clarke moore carol sinclair long paddock betting slips
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.
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.
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.
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
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING---FACT OR FICTION
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING -- FACT OR FICTION? Dateline: 11/01/00 By Joe Takach publisher of "Southern
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
Fatal Breakdowns - Horse Racing - 04/02/98
Fatal Breakdowns Explained, from your About.comGuide
Past Japan Cup Winners
Past winners of the Japan Cup.: okabe japan l dettori el condor pasa dream passport k watanabe
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.
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
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.
Christmas Wishes for Rescued Horses - Horse...
Christmas is a good time to think about helping the horses, from your About.com Guide
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, The Family, The...
A review of 'Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend' by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin.
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.
John Henry: The Steel Driving Racehorse DVD
This excellent new DVD documentary covers the life of the great gelding John Henry from the colt nobody wanted to a multiple Horse of the Year winner of over $6 million dollars. Any racing fan should enjoy this fine tribute to a true champion thoroughbred.
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.
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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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.
2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes Day
Saturday Delta Downs hosted the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3) along with six other stakes races. Rise Up led all the way to win by 6 lengths in the Jackpot with favorite Coastline showing nothing and finishing 8th. Get the results, charts, and photos here. Page 4.
Arcadia, CA, Breeders' Cup Weather
Links to weather information for the Santa Anita Park area for the 2014 Breeders' Cup.
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.
Hong Kong track has world's largest TV - Horse...
Superb new Diamond Vision screen shoots Hong Kong Jockey Club into Guinness World Records.
Tuesday October 28, 2014, Breeders' Cup Works
Tuesday of 2014 Breeders' Cup week there were lots of horses on the track with 3 timed works, including Classic contender V.E. Day. Check out photos of 12 horses from the day, including California Chrome, with comments and quotes.
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
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.
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
Yankee Bravo
A profile of the race horse Yankee Bravo.
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