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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.
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.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
Thoroughbred Horse Racing Entries and Results
Sources for the latest entries and race results for Thoroughbred racing at race tracks in North America.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
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.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
American Pharoah parades at Churchill Downs on...
Saturday June 13, 2015, at Churchill Downs, American Pharoah was paraded for the fans while his connections received their engraved Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown trophies. Relive the night with this slideshow.
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
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.
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 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.
Thoroughbred Horse Naming Rules and Requirements
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
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.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
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.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
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.
2015 Royal Ascot race meeting results and photos
The 2015 Royal Ascot meet begins on June 16 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.
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.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2015 will mark the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
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.
Relive American Pharoah's day at the Belmont...
Take a walk down memory lane with a series of 21 photos taking American Pharoah from the paddock before the race until he is back at the barn on 2015 Belmont Stakes Day.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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!
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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.
Wakizashi Hanover cuts down Wiggle It Jiggleit...
Wakizashi Hanover upset favorite Wiggle It Jiggleit to win the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Also on the card, Wrangler Magic won the Fan Hanover, Lady Shadow won the Roses are Red, Bee A Magician won the Armbro Flight, Hemi Seelster won the Goodtimes Trot, and State Treasurer won the Mohawk Gold Cup. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 stakes on the card here.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
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.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, 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.
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.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
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.
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.
American Pharoah at Churchill Downs on June 13,...
A series of photos of American Pharoah at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning, June 13, 2015.
Dortmund wins the 2015 Santa Anita Derby
Favorite Dortmund did not disappoint in the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, winning by 4 1/4 lengths. Also on the card were the Santa Anita Oaks, Providencia, Evening Jewel, Echo Eddie, and Thunder Road Stakes won by Stellar Wind, Spirit of Xian, Sheer Pleasure, Gimme Da Lute, and Talco. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.
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
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
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.
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
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 2.
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.
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Agua Caliente by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Saratoga Race Course facts and statistics
Information about and useful links for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
2015 Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine and Dan...
Galina Point just got up to win the 2015 Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine which was also track announcer Dan Loiselle's last call before retiring after 30 years as the voice of Woodbine. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
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.
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
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 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.
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 American Pharoah, 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.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
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.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Profile of Triple Crown contender American...
A profile of the race horse American Pharoah, who became the 12th Triple Crown Champion on June 6, 2015.
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
Daily Double
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Royal Ascot 2013
A recap of the 2013 Royal Ascot meet including each days Group 1 races and selected Group 2 races.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
2015 Woodbine Oaks Day
Academic upset in the 2015 Woodbine Oaks and set a new track record in the process. Favorite London Tower finished second. Also on the card, Danish Dynaformer won the Plate Trial and Mississippi Delta won the Alywow Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867 and is the oldest of the Triple Crown events, predating the
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
Horse Racing Net Links
Main library of link categories. You can get to everything from here.
Stephen Foster Handicap night at Churchill Downs
Noble Bird won the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday night with favorite Lea second and Hoppertunity third. Also on the card, Frivolous won the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2), Island Town won the Matt Winn Stakes (G3), and Prado's Sweet Ride won the Regret Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Arcadia, CA, Breeders' Cup Weather
Links to weather information for the Santa Anita Park area for the 2014 Breeders' Cup.
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.
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.
Race Track Directories
Directories of race tracks with dates, contact info, etc.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
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.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Champion race horse Cigar passes away at age 24
The great champion race horse Cigar passed away on October 7, 2014, from complications following surgery for osteoarthritis in his neck. He had lived at the Kentucky Horse Park since 1999 after proving infertile at stud.
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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Metro Pace and Canadian Pacing Derby - Horse...
Coverage of the two big pacing races at Woodbine.
Breeders' Cup Info Central
The Breeders' Cup World Championships is the biggest event of the year in Thoroughbred horse racing with 13 races worth $24.5 million run over two days. In 2014 the Breeders' Cup will be at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA, on October 31 and November 1.
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Discreetly Mine
A profile of the race horse Discreetly Mine.
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
Famous Faces - Horse Racing - 06/07/99
Photos of people at the Belmont, from your Mining Co. Guide
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta 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
A short history of the Breeders' Cup World...
A brief look at the origins and history of the annual Breeders' Cup World Championships, the biggest event of the year in thoroughbred horse racing.
Laffit Pincay Retires
Laffit Pincay announced his retirement after a neck injury did not heal to his doctor's satisfaction.
Kentucky Derby Results - Horse Racing - 05/04/02
Results and photos for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 4, 2002
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Breakage
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Superfecta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Trifecta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
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.
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.
Belmont Results - Horse Racing - 06/08/02
Results and photos for the Belmont on Saturday June 8, 2002
Exacta
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.
Who will race in the 2014 Pepsi North America...
Saturday June 14 at Mohawk Racetrack is the $1 million North America Cup for the pacers. Tellitlikeitis, winner of one of three elimination races, will start from post 3 as the 3-1 favorite in the field of ten. Get the entries and posts here.
Man O'War - Horse Racing
Man O'War's plaque at the Kentucky Horse Park
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.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Opening nationwide on October 21, 2005, "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story" tells the story of a father
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for 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.
Fatal Breakdowns - Horse Racing - 04/02/98
Fatal Breakdowns Explained, from your About.comGuide
Thoroughbred Racing Annual Champions
Eclipse Award winners and thoroughbred racing annual champions prior to the Eclipse Awards starting in 1971.

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