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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.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Weekly Thoroughbred Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
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.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
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 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.
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.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
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.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
2015 Dubai World Cup Entries and Post Positions
California Chrome drew post 9 for the 2015 Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday March 28. Check out the entries, post positions, and free past performances here.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
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.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Profile of Triple Crown contender American...
A profile of the race horse American Pharoah.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
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.
Triple Crown contender Carpe Diem
A profile of the race horse Carpe Diem.
Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2015
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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Dortmund
A profile of the race horse Dortmund.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
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
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.
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.
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
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
Triple Crown Contender El Kabeir
A profile of the race horse El Kabeir.
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.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
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
Profile of Triple Crown contender Mr. Z
A profile of the race horse Mr. Z.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Far Right
A profile of the race horse Far Right.
2015 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes...
Dubai Sky drew away to win the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park by 2 1/4 lengths over Conquest Typhoon and Firespike while favorite Metaboss finished 6th. Also on the card, Don't Leave Me won the Bourbonette Oaks. 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.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Daredevil
A profile of the race horse Daredevil.
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.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
Triple Crown contender International Star
A profile of the race horse International Star.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Boxed Bet
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.
2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes
Results and photos for the 2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes held at Oaklawn and won by Will Take Charge and Street Story, part of the Racing Festival of the South.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Ocho Ocho Ocho
A profile of the race horse Ocho Ocho Ocho.
Profile of Triple Crown contender Frosted
A profile of the race horse Frosted.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Triple Crown contender Texas Red
A profile of the race horse Texas Red.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
Louisville Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts for Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
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.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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.
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.
2015 Santa Anita Handicap Day Part 2
Also on 2015 Santa Anita Handicap day, Dortmund led wire-to-wire to win the San Felipe (G2) for the 3-year-olds, Wild Dude won the San Carlos (G2) for the sprinters, and Singing Kitty won the China Doll Stakes for the Cal-bred fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Preakness 101
Basic introduction to the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. Page 3.
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.
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
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.
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
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
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.
2015 Dubai World Cup Wednesday Works
Photographs and comments from the morning workouts on Wednesday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai for 13 of the Dubai World Cup card horses, including Main Sequence, Secret Circle, Epiphaneia, and Euro Charline.
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.
Triple Crown contender Upstart
A profile of the race horse Upstart.
2015 Cheltenham Festival, the biggest jump meet...
Results and photos for the Grade 1 stakes over the four days of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, the biggest jumps meet of the year in England. All 4 days are complete with 13 races total, including Coneygree winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 Dubai World Cup Entries
Entries for the 2014 Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday March 29.
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
For decades the traditional theme song of the Belmont Stakes was "Sidewalks of New York," but in 1997
2015 Honeybee Stakes day at Oaklawn Park
Saturday at Oaklawn, Sarah Sis won by 1 1/2 lengths in the 2015 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies over favorite Oceanwave with Pangburn third. Also on the card, Gentlemen's Bet won the Hot Springs Stakes for the older horses. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
2015 Louisiana Derby Preview Day
International Star rallied to win the 2015 Risen Star Stakes (G2) by a length over War Story and Keen Ice during Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the Fair Grounds. Also on the card, I'm a Chatterbox won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G3) for the fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos 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.
Thoroughbred: a new series - Horse Racing -...
All about the new TV series on Animal Planet.: world television premiere andrea davis horse city real video format country horse
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
Product Summary
A review of 'The Horses of the Kentucky Derby' CDROM from Bolding-Schaffer Productions
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
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.
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
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 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.
Seabiscuit Movie Review - Horse Racing
A review of the new Seabiscuit movie by Staci Layne Wilson.
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.
Worst Kentucky Derby Trainers
Not all good trainers have been lucky at the Kentucky Derby. Some may win lots of other big races but
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for the Kentucky Derby.
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.
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.
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.
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
Professional Care of the Racehorse
A Guide to Grooming, Feeding, and Handling the Equine Athlete by T.A. Landers. An excellent book for anybody who owns a horse or wants to work at the track.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
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.
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Saratoga Race Course facts and statistics
Information about and useful links for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.
2014 Longines Hong Kong Cup and Mile
Favorite Designs on Rome won the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Cup over second choice Military Attack and Criterion. Heavy favorite Able Friend romped home by 4 1/2 lengths in the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Mile with Gold=Fun second and Grand Prix Boss third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
2015 Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs
On Saturday, Delta Downs hosted the 2015 Louisiana Premier Night, a series of stakes races for Louisiana-breds headlined by the Premier Night Championship won by One King's Man. Get the results, charts, and photos for all the races here.
Horse Racing Screen Savers
Custom horse racing photo screen savers: louisville courier journal triple crown winners breeders cup winners lone star park horse screen savers
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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Secretariat - Horse Racing
Secretariat, from your About.com Guide: secretariat horse secretariat horse racing
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
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.
2015 Tampa Bay Derby Day
Carpe Diem drew away to win by 5 lengths in the 2015 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) over Ami's Flatter and Divining Rod. Also on the card, Stephanie's Kitten won the Hillsborough Stakes (G3, Quality Rocks won the Florida Oaks (G3), and General a Rod won the Challenger Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Other Resources - Horse Racing Videostore
A selection of films related to Horse Racing, from your About.com Guide.
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Clip-art - Horse Racing
Original Horse Racing Clip-art: easter clip art bobbie peachey web clip art clip art stable clip art valentine
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
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.
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.
2013 Rebel and Azeri Stakes day at Oaklawn Park
Will Take Charge ran down stablemate Oxbow to win the Rebel Stakes (G2) for the 3-year-olds by a head at Oaklawn Park, with favorite Super Ninety Nine finishing fifth. In the Azeri Stakes (G3) for older fillies, Tiz Miz Sue won for the second year in a row, while favorite My Miss Aurelia was third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
Review: Racehorse Breeding Theories
by Frank Mitchell. Breeding can be as risky as betting, but the theories explained here may make it easier to understand how you can come up with a champion.
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide

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