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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.
Thoroughbred Horse Racing Entries and Results
Sources for the latest entries and race results for Thoroughbred racing at race tracks in North America.
2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Past...
Free past performances for the 2014 Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita on October 31 and November 1 will be available for all races as of entry day.
2014 Breeders' Cup World Championship Pre-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.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
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.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win 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.
2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
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.
How to Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
2014 Breeders' Cup Classic Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
2014 Champagne, Frizette, and Hill Prince Stakes
Saturday at Belmont Park, Daredevil won the Champagne (G1) for the juvenile colts, By the Moon won the Frizette (G1) for the fillies, Ring Weekend won the Hill Prince (G3) for the 3-year-old turf horses, and Ever Rider won the Temperence Hill Invitational for the distance runners. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
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
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
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.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
2014 Breeders' Cup Distaff Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Distaff at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Arcadia, CA, Breeders' Cup Weather
Links to weather information for the Santa Anita Park area for the 2014 Breeders' Cup.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
2014 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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.
Book Review: Crushing the Cup 2014
A review of 'Crushing the Cup 2014: The Handicapper's Guide to Breeders' Cup XXXI' by Jim Mazur and Peter Mallett.
2014 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint...
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
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.
2014 Breeders' Cup Mile Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Mile at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Turf at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf...
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Revolutionary
A profile of the race horse Revolutionary.
2014 Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Sprint at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
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
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
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.
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
2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
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 Canadian International Entries
A field of 10 turf specialists was entered in the $1 million 1 1/2 mile Canadian International (G1) at Woodbine to be run Sunday October 19, 2014. Get the entries and free past performances here for the International and the other stakes on the card, the E.P. Taylor, Nearctic Stakes, and Ontario Fashion Stakes.
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.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
2014 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Contenders
A look at the top contenders for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
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
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.
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.
2014 Woodbine Mile Day Entries and Post Positions
A field of 11 was entered for the $1 million Woodbine Mile (G1) headed by 5-2 morning line favorite Kaigun at a post position draw featuring NBA player Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors. Also on the card are the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf (G1) at 1 1/2 miles and the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (G2) at 1 1/8 miles for the fillies and mares.
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
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.
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.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Breeders' Cup Analysis by Glenners - Horse Racing
Breeders' Cup Analysis by Glenners, from your About.com Guide
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
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.
Breeders' Cup Supplements
The Breeders' Cup supplemental entry process and stats on supplemental entry fees vs. earnings.
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Book Review: Crushing the Cup 2013
A review of 'Crushing the Cup 2013: The Handicapper's Guide to Breeders' Cup XXX' by Jim Mazur and Peter Mallett.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
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
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.
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.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
Famous Faces - Horse Racing - 06/07/99
Photos of people at the Belmont, from your Mining Co. Guide
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.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Breeders' Cup Field Selection Rules
Rules for the selection of the field for a Breeders' Cup Championship race if more than the maximum number or horses is pre-entered.
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.
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
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.
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.
2013 Super Derby Prelude Day at Louisiana Downs
On Saturday, Holiday Mischief wore down favorite Sunbean to win the Super Derby Prelude at Louisiana Downs by a head. Also on the card, Pure Tactics won the Barksdale Stakes, Got Shades won the Sunny's Halo Stakes, and Redgrass Cat won the Donnie Wilhite Memorial. Get the results, charts, and photos for all four races here.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
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.
See the Entries for the 2013 Breeders' Cup
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.
2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two Closed
2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two Closed
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 8.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
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.
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.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
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.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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Thoroughbred Racing Annual Champions
Eclipse Award winners and thoroughbred racing annual champions prior to the Eclipse Awards starting in 1971.
May 1, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
May 1, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
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.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
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.
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.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
Christmas Shopping Guide - Horse Racing
Where to find Christmas gifts online for horse racing fans
The Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita
An overview of the influence of Santa Anita on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races. In 2009, Santa Anita will host the Breeders' Cup for the fifth time on November 6-7.
Mission Impazible
A profile of the race horse Mission Impazible.
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.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2014 Beldame and Vosburgh Stakes
Belle Gallantey went gate-to-wire to win the 2014 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park over favorite Stopchargingmaria and Endless Chatter. Also on the card, Private Zone held on to win the Vosburgh Stakes by a head over Dads Caps with favorite Palace third. Get the results, charts, and photos 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.
How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
2014 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn
2014 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Breeders' Cup Results and Photos - Horse Racing...
Photos from the backside at the Breeders' Cup, from your About.com Guide
Review: Using Impact Values To Select Breeders'...
'Using Impact Values To Select Breeders' Cup Winners' by Stanley Caris is an excellent overview of how to use various statistics to help select the winner in each Breeders' Cup race.
2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes
2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes
2013 Longines Hong Kong Vase and Sprint
Dominant was a huge upset in the 2013 Longines Hong Kong Vase, holding off favorite The Fugue with Dunaden third. Lord Kanaloa was a repeat winner the 2013 Longines Hong Kong Sprint winning by 5 lengths over Sole Power and Frederick Engels. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Belmont Results - Horse Racing - 06/08/02
Results and photos for the Belmont on Saturday June 8, 2002
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 Breeders' Cup World Championships Wrap-up
Comments, records, and statistics for the 30th Breeders' Cup World Championship races at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2, 2013.
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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