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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.
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.
Weekly Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
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.
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 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.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
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.
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.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
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.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
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.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 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.
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.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
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.
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
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
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.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
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 in France
What racing is like in France and the differences between their horse racing and how we do it in North America.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
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.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
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
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
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.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
Seabiscuit and War Admiral - Horse Racing
Seabiscuit and War Admiral, from your Mining Company Guide
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Shopping Guide - Horse Racing
Where to find Christmas gifts online for horse racing fans
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 Racing Annual Champions
Eclipse Award winners and thoroughbred racing annual champions prior to the Eclipse Awards starting in 1971.
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
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.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
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.
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.
2014 Let It Ride Stakes Results
Favorite Awesome Return won the 2014 Let It Ride Stakes at Del Mar by 1 1/4 lengths over Number Five and Cabral in their first ever fall meet. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
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.
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.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
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 6.
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.
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.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
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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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.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
Charismatic Update - Horse Racing - 06/06/99
An update on the condition of Charismatic, from your Mining Co. Guide
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 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.
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.
Merry Christmas - Horse Racing
Some horsey holiday cheer!: equine charities clement clarke moore carol sinclair long paddock betting slips
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.
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.
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
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
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.
2013 Breeders' Stakes
Favorite Up With the Birds drew away to win the 1 1/2 mile Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine, the final leg of Canada's Triple Crown, over River Seven and Pyrite Mountain. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the Sky Classic Stakes (G2) won by Forte Dei Marmi here.
Christmas Wishes for Rescued Horses - Horse...
Christmas is a good time to think about helping the horses, from your About.com Guide
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.
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
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. Page 2.
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.
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.
2014 Long Island Handicap Results
Aigue Marine just got up by a neck to win the 2014 Long Island Handicap (G2) at Aqueduct over favorite Danza Cavallo and Maximova. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2013 Arlington Million Results
The Apache won by a head over Real Solution in the 2013 Arlington Million, but was disqualified to second for veering out in the stretch. Favorite Indy Point was never in it and finished a well beaten last. Also on the card, Dandino won the American St. Leger Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2013 Beverly D and Secretariat Stakes Results
On 2013 Arlington Million day, Dank won the Beverly D (G1) by 4 1/4 lengths over Gifted Girl with Ausus third, while Admiral Kitten rallied to win the Secretariat Stakes (G1) by 1 1/4 lengths over Stormy Len and Jack Milton. Also on the card were two divisions of the Hatoof Stakes won by I'm Already Sexy and I O Ireland and the Straight Line Stakes won by Fordubai. Get the results, charts, and photos here. Page 6.
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.
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.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
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.
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
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.
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
Hong Kong track has world's largest TV - Horse...
Superb new Diamond Vision screen shoots Hong Kong Jockey Club into Guinness World Records.
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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Thursday October 30, 2014, Breeders' Cup Photos
Thursday of 2014 Breeders' Cup week was there were lots of horses out with the last Europeans clearing quarantine and all the late shippers on the grounds. Shared Belief was finally here, but he came out in the dark so pictures were tough. Check out photos for 10 of the horses from the day.
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
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.
Christmas Shopping Guide - Horse Racing -...
Where to find Christmas gifts online for horse racing fans, from your About.com Guide
Hillstar wins the 2014 Pattison Canadian...
Favorite Hillstar took the lead in the stretch to win the Pattison Canadian International (G1) at Woodbine by 3/4 length over Big Blue Kitten and Dynamic Sky. Original favorite Brown Panther scratched before the race after bolting and unseating his rider. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
April 28, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
News and notes for Monday April 28 at Churchill Downs about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders. Today likely Derby favorite California Chrome (right)
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.
Horse Racing Net Links
Main library of link categories. You can get to everything from here.
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
The Life and Times of Northern Dancer on CBC
This new biography of Canadian champion Northern Dancer who went on to be one of the most influential sires of all time will air March 31, 2005 at 7pm ET on CBC Television.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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