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Horse Racing: Most Popular Articles

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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 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.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
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.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match...
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: the Greatest Match Race of the Century by Ron Hale
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Collecting Derby Glasses
Collecting Kentucky Derby glasses, how to find them and what to pay.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Bed O' Roses Handicap and Wild Applause Stakes...
On Saturday at Belmont Park, Hot Stones caught Merry Meadow to win the 2014 Bed O' Roses Handicap (G3) by a nose with Calistoga third. Also on the card, Walk Close won the Wild Applause Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races 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.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
Famous Faces - Horse Racing - 06/07/99
Photos of people at the Belmont, from your Mining Co. Guide
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
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.
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
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.
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.
Key a Trifecta
A simple how to on placing a keyed trifecta bet.
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 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.
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, 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.
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
2014 Kentucky Derby contender Intense Holiday
A profile of the race horse Intense Holiday.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
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.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Setting his film in the world of horse racing, Gatins says, "I wanted to explore a world that was steeped
Bridge Jumper
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.
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
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: 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.
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
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.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
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.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
Istanford wins the 2014 San Clemente Handicap...
Istanford defeated Tepin by 2 1/2 lengths to win the 2014 San Clemente Handicap (G2) at Del Mar on Saturday with My Conquestadory third and favorite Diversy Harbor fourth. 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.
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.
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
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
Horse Racing - Del Mar
Race Tracks Online: info e mail stable notes del mar ca admission prices challenge races
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, The Family, The...
A review of 'Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend' by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin.
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.
The Moneymaker - Full Product Review
A handicapping computer/calculator for quickly ranking horses.
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
Arlington Park
Information about and useful links for Arlington Park in Chicago, IL.
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Announcing Secretariat.com
Announcing the new official website for the great Secretariat.
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.
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.
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
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.
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.
Blue Diamond Cocktail
The recipe for the Blue Diamond, the official cocktail of the Queen's Plate the first jewel of Canada's Triple Crown.
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
Overlay
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
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.
Book Review - Horse Racing
Book review for 'Horse Racing: The Golden Age of the Track' edited by Eric Rachlis and Blossom Lefcourt
Seabiscuit Movie Review
A review of the new Seabiscuit movie by Cindy Pierson Dulay.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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.
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.
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
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.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
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.
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.
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.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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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.
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.
Mr. Prospector - Horse Racing - 06/01/99
A look at the career of the highly influential stallion Mr. Prospector who died on June 1, 1999.
People and Jobs
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: lip tattoo morning workouts handicap races fifth winner bug riders
Exacta
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
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.
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
Seabiscuit Interviews - from the horse's mouth
Interview with Gary Stevens about the new Seabiscuit movie.
Who will race in the 2014 Pepsi North America...
Saturday June 14 at Mohawk Racetrack is the $1 million North America Cup for the pacers. Tellitlikeitis, winner of one of three elimination races, will start from post 3 as the 3-1 favorite in the field of ten. Get the entries and posts here.
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
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.
2013 Man O'War Stakes
Boisterous drew away to win the 2013 Man O'War Stakes (G1) on the turf at Belmont Park by 2 1/4 lengths over Twilight Eclipse with Exclusive Strike third. Also on the card, Notacatbutallama won the Solar Splendor Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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
Seabiscuit and War Admiral - Horse Racing
Seabiscuit and War Admiral, from your Mining Company Guide
Kids at the Track Poll - Horse Racing
Kids at the track poll, from your About.com Guide: poll leaders daycare man o war fellow fans horse of the year
Owner Jess Jackson
Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stables campaigned Horse of the Years Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, passed away on April 21, 2011, at the age of 81.
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.
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
Sham: Great Was Second Best
A review of 'Sham: Great Was Second Best' by Phil Dandrea.
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