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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.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
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.
Weekly Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
2014 Northern Dancer Turf and Canadian Stakes...
Sheikhzayedroad rallied to win the 2014 Northern Dancer Turf (G1) at Woodbine by 1/2 length over longshot Dynamic Sky with Reporting Star third. Also on the card, Deceptive Vision won the 2014 Canadian Stakes (G2) while heavy favorite Lexie Lou finished last. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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 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 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
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.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
How to Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
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.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
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.
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
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.
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
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.
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.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
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.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
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
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
2014 Pennsylvania Derby and Gallant Bob Stakes
Bayern drew off to win the 2014 Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx Racing by 2 lengths while favorite California Chrome finished a dismal 6th. Also on the card, Favorite Tale won the Gallant Bob Stakes for the 3-year-old sprinters. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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.
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
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.
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.
2013 Arlington Million Results
The Apache won by a head over Real Solution in the 2013 Arlington Million, but was disqualified to second for veering out in the stretch. Favorite Indy Point was never in it and finished a well beaten last. Also on the card, Dandino won the American St. Leger Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2013 Del Mar Oaks Day
Discreet Marq held off Wishing Gate to win the 2013 Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday by 3/4 length with Emotional Kitten third. Favorite Kitten's Dumplings finished fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
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 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.
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.
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.
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
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
How to Box 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.
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 Jockey Club Gold Cup
Favorite Tonalist rallied to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup by 1 3/4 lengths on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park over Zivo and Long River. Also on the card, Vyjack won the Kelso Handicap over pacesetter River Rocks and favorite Itsmyluckyday. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, 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.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
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.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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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.
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.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
2013 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and Flower Bowl...
Little Mike held on by a nose to win the 2013 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic over the favored entry of Big Blue Kitten and Real Solution. Also on the turf, Laughing lead all the way to win the Flower Bowl Invitational by a half length over entry mate Tannery. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Jimmy Winkfield
The life and times of one of the last great black jockey in the late 1800's and early 1900's, Jimmy Winkfield. This is a teaser for the new book coming out about him in November 2004 by Edward Hotaling.
Stopchargingmaria wins the 2014 Black-Eyed...
Stopchargingmaria wins the 2014 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
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.
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.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
2014 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn
2014 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
April 24, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 24, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
2014 Cotillion Stakes and Alphabet Soup Handicap
Favorite Untapable turned away Sweet Reason to win the 2014 Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing by a head with Jojo Warrior a distant third. Also on the card, Edge of Reality won the Alphabet Soup Handicap on the turf. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. Page 3.
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.
2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions
2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions
2014 Spiral Stakes Day at Turfway Park
2014 Spiral Stakes Day at Turfway Park
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
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
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.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
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How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
April 20, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 20, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
2014 Florida Derby Day at Gulfstream Park
2014 Florida Derby Day at Gulfstream Park
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.
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
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.
Santa Anita Stakes Results
Results for the Buena Vista and Las Flores Handicaps at Santa Anita on February 21-22, 2004.
2014 Preakness Contenders
2014 Preakness Contenders
2014 Preakness Undercard Stakes
2014 Preakness Undercard Stakes
Santa Anita Weekend Stakes Results
Results for the La Canada and Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
2014 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn
2014 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn
Ficton Books Top Picks
My top picks for horse racing fiction.: saratoga longshot saratoga headhunter saratoga swimmer william kinsolving romance novel
Thoroughbred Corp. Dispersal Sale
Results of the Thoroughbred Corp. dispersal sale at Barretts on March 2, 2004.
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
Belmont Results - Horse Racing - 06/08/02
Results and photos for the Belmont on Saturday June 8, 2002
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.
Hong Kong track has world's largest TV - Horse...
Superb new Diamond Vision screen shoots Hong Kong Jockey Club into Guinness World Records.
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.
2014 Tampa Bay Derby Day
2014 Tampa Bay Derby Day
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.
Racing Stripes: The Interviews
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Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
2014 Dubai World Cup Entries
2014 Dubai World Cup Entries
Top 10 Biographies of Racing People
These are some of the top books about the people involved in racing: jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, etc.
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Worst Kentucky Derby Trainers
Not all good trainers have been lucky at the Kentucky Derby. Some may win lots of other big races but
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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2014 Woodbine Mile Results
European invader Trade Storm just got up to win the 2014 Woodbine Mile (G1) by a half length over over Kaigun and Bobby's Kitten, while favorite Jack Milton finished a dismal ninth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2014 Super Derby Day at Louisiana Downs
Favorite Vicar's in Trouble drew off to win the 2014 Super Derby by 7 1/4 lengths over Declan's Fast Cat and Victory Nor Defeat at Louisiana Downs on Saturday. Also on the card, My Point Exactly won the Sunday Silence Stakes and Naval Command won the Happy Ticket Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven stakes on the card here.
Objection
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
May 1, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
May 1, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867 and is the oldest of the Triple Crown events, predating the
DVD Review - On The Muscle, A Year Inside a...
A Year Inside a Thoroughbred Racing Stable DVD from Pony Highway Productions. This video is a must see for any racing fan just so they will understand what goes on behind the scenes and how much work and time it takes to bring that two minutes of race they get to watch and wager on.
2014 Dubai World Cup undercard stakes results
2014 Dubai World Cup undercard stakes results
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
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.
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.
Analyzing the 2014 Preakness Contenders
Analyzing the 2014 Preakness Contenders
2014 Yellow Ribbon Handicap on Labor Day at Del...
Miss Serendipity won the 2014 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G1) at Del Mar on Labor Day with Parranda second and Cozze Up Lady third. Also on the card, Wake Up Nick won the I'm Smokin Stakes and She's Complete won the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness
California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness
Horse Racing Net Links
Main library of link categories. You can get to everything from here.
April 21, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 21, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
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