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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to get past performances for today's races...
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 betting odds and payoffs when...
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.
Best Resources for Thoroughbred Horseracing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for Thoroughbred racing at race tracks in North America.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
4 Kinds of Horse Races and How They Differ
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.
Weekly Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
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.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of 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.
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
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
Euro Charline wins the 2014 Beverly D.
On 2014 Arlington Million day, Euro Charline won the Beverly D (G1) by 3/4 length over favorite Stephanie's Kitten with Just The Judge third, while favorite Adelaide won the Secretariat Stakes (G1) by 1 1/2 lengths over Tourist and Sheldon. Also on the card were two divisions of the Hatoof Stakes won by Annulment and Kiss Moon and the Straight Line Stakes won by I Got It All. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
How to Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
Saratoga Race Course
Information about and useful links for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
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 Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
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.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
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Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
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.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
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
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
2014 Kentucky Derby contender Intense Holiday
A profile of the race horse Intense Holiday.
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.
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.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com 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.
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.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
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.
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
2014 Travers and King's Bishop Stakes
V. E. Day caught stablemate Wicked Strong by a nose to win in the 2014 Travers Stakes (G1) with Tonalist 2 1/2 lengths back in third. Also on the card, The Big Beast won the King's Bishop Stakes (G1). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Prince of Wales Stakes Post Position Draw -...
Entries for the Queen's Plate, past performances, and other information
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.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
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
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
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.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
2014 Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar
Favorite Shared Belief won the Pacific Classic (G1) by 2 3/4 lengths over Toast of New York and Imperative. Also on the card, Goldencents won the Pat O'Brien (G2) for the sprinters and Tom's Tribute won the Del Mar Mile (G2) on the turf. Get the results, charts, and photos 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.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
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.
Monmouth Park - racing on the Jersey Shore
Information about and useful links for Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.
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.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
2014 Cheltenham Festival
Results and photos for the Grade 1 stakes over the four days of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, the biggest jumps meet of the year in England.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Goldencents
A profile of the race horse Goldencents.
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
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.
2013 Pacific Classic Day
Game On Dude led all the way to win the Pacific Classic (G1) by 8 1/2 lengths over Kettle Corn and You Know I Know. Also on the card, Fed Biz won the Pat O'Brien (G2) for the sprinters and Obviously won the Del Mar Mile (G2) on the turf. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Travers Weekend at Saratoga
Results for the races on Travers weekend at Saratoga.
Artemis Agrotera wins the 2014 Ballerina Stakes
Also on 2014 Travers day, Artemis Agrotera drew away to win the Ballerina Stakes (G1) by 6 1/2 lengths over favorite My Miss Aurelia and Abaco rallied to win the Ballston Spa (G2) by a neck over Strathnaver. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
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.
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.
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Tax Tips for Bettors and Owners - Horse Racing
Some income tax tips for handicappers and horse owners
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
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.
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.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions
2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions
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
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.
The Pacific Classic - Horse Racing
Coverage of the 2000 Pacific Classic at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
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.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
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.
Historical Stories - Horse Racing
Agua Caliente by Ron Hale, 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.
Racism at Assiniboia Downs? - Horse Racing
The story of jockey Juan Crawford and his unfair treatment at Assiniboia Downs by the stewards and fellow riders.
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Past Japan Cup Winners
Past winners of the Japan Cup.: okabe japan l dettori el condor pasa dream passport k watanabe
2014 Personal Ensign Stakes won by Close Hatches
Close Hatches led gate-to-wire to win the 2014 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga by 5 lengths over Fiftyshadesofhay and Stanwyck on Friday afternoon. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Preakness Contenders
2014 Preakness Contenders
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
2013 NTRA Moment of the Year Voting Now Open
Online voting is now open for the NTRA Moment of the Year for 2013. The winner will be recognized at the Eclipse Awards ceremony in January 2014.
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
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.
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
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.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
Charismatic Update - Horse Racing - 06/06/99
An update on the condition of Charismatic, from your Mining Co. Guide
2014 La Jolla Handicap Day on Saturday at Del Mar
Favorite Enterprising came from last early to win the 2014 La Jolla Handicap (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday bu 1 1/4 lengths over I'll Wrap It Up with Sammy Mandeville third. Get the results, charts, and photos from both here.
How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, 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
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 5.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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Arlington Park
Information about and useful links for Arlington Park in Chicago, IL.
Clip-art - Horse Racing
Original Horse Racing Clip-art: easter clip art bobbie peachey web clip art clip art stable clip art valentine
2013 Eclipse Award Finalists
Finalists for each division of the 2013 Eclipse Awards which name thoroughbred horse racing's annual champions.
2014 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame...
Fourteen new members were inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on August 6, 2014, including Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, champion pacer Rocknroll Hanover, jockey Robert Landry, and driver Wally Hennessey. Find out about all the inductees here.
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.
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.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
Hardest Core wins the 2014 Arlington Million
Long shot Hardest Core won by a length over favorite Magician in the 2014 Arlington Million with Side Glance finishing third. Also on the card, The Pizza Man won the American St. Leger Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
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.
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.
California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness
California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness
Review: "Handicapping 101"
A review of 'Handicapping 101: Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets' by Brad Free
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
2013 Longines Hong Kong International Races...
The 2013 Longines Hong Kong Cup, Vase, Mile, and Sprint will be held on Sunday afternoon December 8 at Sha Tin Racecourse. Get the entries for all four Group 1 races on the card and a free form guide 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.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Past Winers of the Arlington Million
Past winners of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park
Prince Ahmed bin Salman dead at age 43 - Horse...
Prince Ahmed bin Salman of the Thoroughbred Corp. passed away on July 22nd from a heart attack.
Tournament of Thoroughbreds - Horse Racing
Final results of the forum fantasy races: steve cauthen magnificent champions count fleet native dancer jimmy the greek snyder
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.
Arlington International
Information about and useful links for Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, IL
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Miscellaneous Clip-art - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Clip-art, from your About.com Guide: bobbie peachey web clip art s day clip art christmas clip art valentine s day
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