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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.
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
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.
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 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.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
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.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
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 Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
How to Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
Collecting Kentucky Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
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.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
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!
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
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.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
2015 "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at the...
There were 5 stakes at the Fair Grounds on January 17, 2015, including the Lecomte won by International Star, the Silverbulletday won by I'm a Chatterbox, and the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap won by String King. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here.
2014 Eclipse Award Winners
California Chrome was named Horse of the Year at the 2014 Eclipse Award ceremony on January 17, 2015, as well as Champion 3-Year-Old Male. Main Sequence won for both Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Male. Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Todd Pletcher, and Javier Castellano were repeat winners this year. Get all the results and photos of the Eclipse Award winners here.
2014 Longines International Jockeys' Championship
Japanese jockey Yuichi Fukunaga won two of the four races to win the 2014 Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong in Wednesday evening. Get the results and photos here.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
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.
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.
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
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
2014 Eclipse Award Finalists
Finalists for each division of the 2014 Eclipse Awards which name thoroughbred horse racing's annual champions.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
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.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
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.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
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
Announcing Secretariat.com
Announcing the new official website for the great Secretariat.
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
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 2.
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.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Horse Racing Search Engines - Horse Racing -...
Horse Racing Search Engines, from your About.com Guide
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Louisville Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts for Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.
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.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
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.
The 2014 Sovereign Award Finalists
Finalists for the 2014 Sovereign Awards, Canadian thoroughbred horse racing's year end championships.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
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.
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Thoroughbred Racing Annual Champions
Eclipse Award winners and thoroughbred racing annual champions prior to the Eclipse Awards starting in 1971.
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
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
2014 Horse Racing Year End Review
A look back at the best and worst of horse racing in the year 2014.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
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.
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.
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.
2014 Longines Hong Kong International Races...
A selection of photos from the morning workouts at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Wednesday December 10 in preparation for the 2014 Longines International Races.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, 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
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, 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 Cigar Mile and Comely Stakes
In the 2014 Cigar Mile (G1), Private Zone led gate-to-wire to win by 5 lengths over favorite Secret Circle and Bourbon Courage. Also on the card, favorite Snowbell led all the way to win the Comely Stakes (G3) over Shayjolie and Dame Dorothy. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Fatal Breakdowns - Horse Racing - 04/02/98
Fatal Breakdowns Explained, from your About.comGuide
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.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
2014 Longines Hong Kong Vase and Sprint
Favorite Flintshire won the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Vase, holding off Willie Cazals by half a length. Aerovelocity won the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Sprint by a neck over favorite Peniaphobia. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Pat Day breaks the jockey earnings record -...
About Pat Day's racing career and his new record for money earned by a jockey.
2014 Hollywood Derby Day at Del Mar
California Chrome won the 2014 Hollywood Derby (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday by 2 lengths over Lexie Lou and Talco. Also on the card, Big Cazanova won the Native Diver Stakes (G3) and Ol' Fashion Gal won the Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3). Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Product Summary
A review of 'The Horses of the Kentucky Derby' CDROM from Bolding-Schaffer Productions
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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People and Jobs
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: lip tattoo morning workouts handicap races fifth winner bug riders
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.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
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.
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
There are Belmont traditions that have lasted through the years. None match the age of the giant white
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.
Hints for Finding Horses - Horse Racing
This along with a page of related links will help you find or keep track of a specific horse, from your About.com Guide
Horse Racing Net Links
Main library of link categories. You can get to everything from here.
Seabiscuit Movie Review
A review of the new Seabiscuit movie by Cindy Pierson Dulay.
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for the Kentucky Derby.
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING---FACT OR FICTION
PHYSICALITY HANDICAPPING NEGATIVE EQUIPMENT Dateline: 12/27/00 By Joe Takach publisher of "Southern California
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.
How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
2014 Remsen and Demoiselle Stakes
Leave the Light On led all the way to win the 2014 Remsen Stakes for the juvenile colts by a half length over favorite Frosted and Keen Ice. Favorite Condo Commando drew away to win the Demoiselle Stakes for the fillies by 11 1/2 lengths over Calamity Kate and Angela Renee. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Arcadia, CA, Breeders' Cup Weather
Links to weather information for the Santa Anita Park area for the 2014 Breeders' Cup.
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
Triple Crown Hopes - Horse Racing
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners triple crown winner belair stud eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
Preakness 101
Basic introduction to the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. Page 3.
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.
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.
Secretariat - Horse Racing
Secretariat, from your About.com Guide: secretariat horse secretariat horse racing
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.
Race Track Email - Horse Racing
Race Track Email Addresses, from your About.com Guide
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
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Exotic Betting
by Steven Crist. Not how to handicap, but how to use your handicapping skills to cash in on high paying exotic bets.
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.
Breeders' Crown - Horse Racing - 10/19/01
Results for the 2 and 3-year-old divisions of harness racing's Breeders' Crown.
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.
Christmas Wishes for Rescued Horses - Horse...
Christmas is a good time to think about helping the horses, from your About.com Guide
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
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.
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Singing My Old Kentucky Home
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Review: "Handicapping 101"
A review of 'Handicapping 101: Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets' by Brad Free
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.
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