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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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
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.
Saratoga Race Course
Information about and useful links for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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.
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
2014 Suburban Handicap and Dwyer Stakes results
Zivo rallied from last to win by 3 lengths in the Suburban Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Also on the card, Kid Cruz won the Dwyer Stakes (G3) 3/4 length over stable mate Captain Serious. Get the results, charts, and photos from both here.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
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.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
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.
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
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 Kentucky Derby contender Intense Holiday
A profile of the race horse Intense Holiday.
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
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, 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.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect 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.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
The Haskell Invitational - Horse Racing
Coverage of the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
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 in France
What racing is like in France and the differences between their horse racing and how we do it in North America.
2013 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park
Heavy favorite Verrazano drew off to win the 2013 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park by 9 3/4 lengths over Power Broker and Micromanage. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
2014 Queen's Plate Undercard Stakes at Woodbine
There were three other stakes on 2014 Queen's Plate day: the Highlander Stakes (G2) won by Something Extra, the Singspiel Stakes (G3) won by Aldous Snow, and the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2) won by Overheard. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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 Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
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 Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com 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.
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
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Historical Stories - Horse Racing
The Haskell and The Travers by Ron Hale, from your About.com Guide
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.
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
Wicked Strong wins the 2014 Jim Dandy Stakes
Wicked Strong drew away in the stretch to win the 2014 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga by 2 1/2 lengths over favorite Tonalist and Kid Cruz. Also on the card, Coup de Grace won the Amsterdam Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
Place
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Tax Tips for Bettors and Owners - Horse Racing
Some income tax tips for handicappers and horse owners
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.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
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.
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
2014 Queen's Plate Entries and Post Positions
Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday July 6, 2014, and a field of 15 was entered headed by Plate Trial winner We Miss Artie and Woodbine Oaks winner Lexie Lou. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.
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
2014 Belmont Derby, Belmont Oaks, and Belmont...
Longshot Mr. Speaker upset favorite Adelaide in the Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Also on the card, Minorette won the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) and Clearly Now set a new track record winning the Belmont Sprint Championship (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
Istanford wins the 2014 San Clemente Handicap...
Istanford caught favorite Tepin to win the 2014 San Clemente Handicap (G2) at Del Mar on Saturday with longshot My Conquestadory third. Also on the card, Cozze Up Lady upset in the Osunitas Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf. Get the results, charts, and photos from both here.
Bayern wins the 2014 Haskell Invitational at...
Bayern led all the way and drew off to win the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park by 7 1/4 lengths over Albano and Wildcat Red. Favorite Untapable was never a factor in her first try against the boys, finishing 5th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
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 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
Fatal Breakdowns - Horse Racing - 04/02/98
Fatal Breakdowns Explained, from your About.comGuide
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
Dance With Fate
A profile of the race horse Dance With Fate.
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 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.
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.
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.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2014 Diana and Sanford Stakes at Saratoga
Somali Lemonade just got up by a neck to win the 2014 Diana Stakes (G1) over Stephanie's Kitten at Saratoga on Saturday of opening weekend. Also on the card, Big Trouble upset in the Sanford Stakes (G3) for the 2-year-old colts. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Lexie Lou wins the 2014 Queen's Plate
Filly Lexie Lou rallied to win the 2014 Queen's Plate 1 1/2 lengths over Ami's Holiday and Asserting Bear with favorite We Miss Artie fourth. Get the results, chart, 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.
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.
Trainer H. Graham Motion
Trainer H. Graham Motion wins 1000th race
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.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
2013 Saratoga Opening Day
On a blazing hot opening day at Saratoga, Sage Valley won the James Marvin Stakes (G3) while favorite Souper Speedy finished fourth. In the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies, favorite Bahnah and Brazen Persuasion finished in a dead heat for the win. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
2014 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie...
Coltimus Prime led wire-to-wire to win the 2014 Prince of Wales Stakes, second leg of Canada's Triple Crown, by 3 1/2 lengths over Lynx and favorite Ami's Holiday. Also on the card, Bella's Rebel won the Rainbow Connection Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gallop Racer Info - Horse Racing
Information on the Playstation video game Gallop Racer
Fed Biz wins the 2014 San Diego Handicap
Fed Biz led wire-to-wire to win the 2014 San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar on Saturday by 5 1/4 lengths over Footbridge and You Know I Know. Also on the card, Go West Marie won the Fleet Treat Stakes for Cal-bred fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos from both here.
Trakus brings racing into the 21st century
A new wireless horse tracking system called Trakus was recently introduced at Woodbine and may soon revolutionize race data collection. Keeneland is the next track planning to install the equipment, which accurately shows each horse's position during the running of a race. Here is a look at how the technology works.
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
Horse Racing - Del Mar
Race Tracks Online: info e mail stable notes del mar ca admission prices challenge races
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
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.
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.
Monmouth Park - racing on the Jersey Shore
Information about and useful links for Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.
Jim Dandy Stakes and the Haskell Invitational -...
Entries and more for the Jim Dandy at Saratoga and the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park
Exacta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Your Host and Kelso - Horse Racing
The history of Kelso's sire Your Host, from your About.com Guide
How to do Paddock Inspection
A simple How to on inspecting the horses in the paddock prior to a race, from your About.com Guide
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
Review: "Handicapping 101"
A review of 'Handicapping 101: Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets' by Brad Free
2014 Haskell Invitational undercard stakes...
There were five other stakes on the 2014 Haskell Invitational card including the Molly Pitcher (G2) won by Majestic River and the Monmouth Cup (G2) won by Valid. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond...
Coverage of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot
Announcing Secretariat.com
Announcing the new official website for the great Secretariat.
Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013
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.
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
Goldencents
A profile of the race horse Goldencents.
Arlington Park
Information about and useful links for Arlington Park in Chicago, IL.
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.
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.
Exotic Betting
by Steven Crist. Not how to handicap, but how to use your handicapping skills to cash in on high paying exotic bets.
Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
A guide to seating and getting tickets for the Kentucky Derby.
2013 Haskell Invitational Day at Monmouth Park
There were six other stakes on the 2013 Haskell Invitational card including the Molly Pitcher (G2) won by Joyful Victory and the Matchmaker (G3) won by Immortal Eyes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all six races here.
Prince of Wales Stakes Post Position Draw -...
Entries for the Queen's Plate, past performances, and other information
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