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How to Find a Thoroughbred's Full Racing...
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.
Back the Right Horse: How to Calculate Betting...
Includes a chart showing the pay-off for a $2 bet and how win odds are calculated.
Quick Guide to Betting the Horses
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.
Weekly Television Schedule
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
The True Story Behind the Movie 'Dreamer:...
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Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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
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.
Box a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
Box an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
Harness Racing Entries and Results
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
Horse Identification Lip Tattoos
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
Naming a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
Free Harness Racing Programs with Past...
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.
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.
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.
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
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.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Claim a Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
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.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for the Kentucky Derby.
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.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Louisville Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts for Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.
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.
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.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
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.
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
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
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
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
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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2014 Wood Memorial and Bay Shore Stakes
Results and photos for the 2014 Wood Memorial (G1) and Bay Shore Stakes (G3) held at Aqueduct and won by Wicked Strong and Coup de Grace.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
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
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
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.
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.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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.
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Dr. Fager by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide: scotch tape people fager three horses buckpasser ron hale
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.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
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.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Setting his film in the world of horse racing, Gatins says, "I wanted to explore a world that was steeped
2014 Santa Anita Derby Day
Results and photos for the 2014 Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Oaks, Providencia, Evening Jewel, and Echo Eddie Stakes held at Santa Anita and won by California Chrome, Fashion Plate, Nashoba's Gold, Rovenna, and Alert Bay.
Path to the Kentucky Derby
What path will this year's Kentucky Derby winner take to reach the winner's circle at Churchill Downs? Here is a look at past winner's final prep plus which races produce the most Derby starters.
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.
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.
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
I'll Have Another
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 Contenders Memorial Day Weekend Workouts
Photos and info about the Belmont contenders on the track and in the barn over the 2008 Memorial Day holiday weekend at Belmont Park. Includes details about Big Brown's quarter-crack and photos of him, Casino Drive, Tale of Ekati, and others.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
2014 Apple Blossom Handicap
Results and photos for the 2014 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) and Bachelor Stakes held at Oaklawn and won by Close Hatches and Brewing.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Preakness 101
Basic introduction to the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. Page 3.
2014 California Cup Day
Results for the six stakes races on California Cup day at Santa Anita Park on January 26, 2014, including the Santa Monica (G2) won by Scherzinger and the California Cup Derby won by California Chrome. Get the results, charts, and photos for all six races here. Page 6.
Belmont Stakes Traditions
The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867 and is the oldest of the Triple Crown events, predating the
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
2013 Sovereign Award Winners
Winners of the 2013 Sovereign Awards, the Canadian thoroughbred year-end championships. Up With The Birds was named Champion 3-year-old Male and Horse of the Year. Trainer Mark Casse won for Outstanding Trainer and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva won for Outstanding Jockey.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
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.
The Story of Smarty Jones
The story behind 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
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.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
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.
2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships Entries
Info about the 2013 Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2. Once again the Breeders' Cup World Championships will have a total of 14 races spread over two days of racing worth a total of $25 million.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
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.
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
How to Key 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
Exotic Betting
by Steven Crist. Not how to handicap, but how to use your handicapping skills to cash in on high paying exotic bets.
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
2013 Saratoga Special
Corfu held on by nose to win the 2013 Saratoga Special (G2) for juvenile colts on Sunday over Wired Bryan and Danza. Also on the card, Designer Legs won the Adirondack Stakes (G2) for the fillies after the disqualification of Who's in Town. Get the results, charts, and photos here. Page 5.
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.
Clip-art - Horse Racing
Original Horse Racing Clip-art: easter clip art bobbie peachey web clip art clip art stable clip art valentine
2014 Honeybee Stakes day at Oaklawn Park
Euphrosyne was awarded the win in the 2014 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies after first place finisher Sugar Shock was disqualified for interference in the stretch. Also on the card, Work All Week won the Hot Springs Stakes for the older horses. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
Kids Page - Horse Racing
Activities for kids and family friendly tracks, from your About.comGuide
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
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
2014 Dubai World Cup and Sheema Classic
In the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse, Godolphin runner African Story won over Mukhadram and Cat O'Mountain at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Also on the card was the $5 million Sheema Classic was won by Gentildonna over Cirrus des Aigles. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2014 Arkansas Derby
Results and photos for the 2014 Arkansas Derby (G1) and Northern Spur Stakes held at Oaklawn and won by Danza and Bourbonize.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
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.
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.
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
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.
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Worst Kentucky Derby Trainers
Not all good trainers have been lucky at the Kentucky Derby. Some may win lots of other big races but
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.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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Review: "Legacies of the Turf: A Century of...
This book is strongly recommended as a reference book for students of pedigree and racing history or
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
Breeders' Cup Chat Transcript - Horse Racing
Breeders' Cup Analysis by Glenners, 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.
Preakness Photo Tour - Horse Racing - 05/26/00
Coverage of the 2000 Preakness: preakness jockeys robby albarado craig perret preakness results preakness winners
Steve Asmussen
Profile of trainer Steve Asmussen who recorded his 5,000th career victory with Passion Rules in the 7th race at Woodbine on Friday, September 11, 2009.
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
World Championships Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
A look at the top contenders for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Final day at Hollywood Park Day
December 22, 2013, was the final day of racing ever at Hollywood Park now that it has been sold to developers and will be torn down. The final day of racing included the King Glorious Stakes won by California Chrome. Here is a look at scenic and historic Hollywood Park on its final day of operation.
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.
Patena
A profile of the race horse Patena.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2014 Carter Handicap and Gazelle Stakes
Results and photos for the 2014 Carter Handicap and Gazelle Stakes held at Aqueduct and won by Dads Caps and My Miss Sophia.
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.
2014 Florida Derby
Constitution won by a neck over Wildcat Redin the 2014 Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, while favorite Cairo Prince finished third. Also on the card, In Tune won the Gulfstream Oaks (G2) over House Rules. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 8 stakes races on the card here.
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
Orb
A profile of the race horse Orb.
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.
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
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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.
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 Rebel, Azeri Stakes, and Razorback Hcp. at...
Hoppertunity beat favorite Tapiture by a half length to win the Rebel Stakes (G2) for the 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. In the Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies, Close Hatches won wire-to-wire and in the Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Golden Lad won by 6 3/4 length. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Trainer Todd Pletcher
Todd Pletcher is one of the hottest trainers out there right now. He broke his own record for single season earnings for a trainer in 2007 and reached the 3000 win milestone in 2012.
Secretariat: The Impossible True Story
A review of the new movie 'Secretariat The Impossible True Story' starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich which opens on October 8, 2010.
Dead Heat
Glossary of Horse Racing terms

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