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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.
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.
2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships Contenders
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Box an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta 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.
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.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
How to Officially Name a Thoroughbred Horse
Rules and requirements for registered Thoroughbred horse names.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
How to Claim a Race Horse
A simple how to on claiming a race horse.
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.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
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.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
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.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races 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 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.
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 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.
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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.
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
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
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.
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.
How to Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Revolutionary
A profile of the race horse Revolutionary.
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.
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.
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 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.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
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.
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.
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.
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
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
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
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.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
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.
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 Analysis by Glenners - Horse Racing
Breeders' Cup Analysis by Glenners, from your About.com Guide
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Holiday Shopping for Horse Racing Fans
Where to find gifts online for racing fans.
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.
2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two Closed
2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two Closed
Bet the Pick 6
A simple how to on placing a pick 6 bet.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
Breeders' Cup Supplements
The Breeders' Cup supplemental entry process and stats on supplemental entry fees vs. earnings.
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.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
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.
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.
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
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.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
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 9.
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
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.
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
Famous Faces - Horse Racing - 06/07/99
Photos of people at the Belmont, from your Mining Co. Guide
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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 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.
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.
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 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
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.
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.
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.
Clip-art - Horse Racing
Original Horse Racing Clip-art: easter clip art bobbie peachey web clip art clip art stable clip art valentine
Pat Day breaks the jockey earnings record -...
About Pat Day's racing career and his new record for money earned by a jockey.
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
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
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
2014 Dubai World Cup Entries
Entries for the 2014 Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday March 29.
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
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.
Affirmed vs. Alydar - Horse Racing
The classic rivalry between two champions.: steve cauthen john veitch flamingo stakes santa anita derby triple crown races
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.
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.
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.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Past Japan Cup Winners
Past winners of the Japan Cup.: okabe japan l dettori el condor pasa dream passport k watanabe
Quinella
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
Horse Racing Memorabilia - Horse Racing - 07/3/97
Horse Racing Memorabilia, from your About.com Guide
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
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.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
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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.
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.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
2014 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and Flower Bowl...
Main Sequence got up by a neck to win the 2014 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic over Twilight Eclipse and Imagining. Also on the turf, favorite Stephanie's Kitten rallied to win the Flower Bowl Stakes by 1 1/4 length over Abaco. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013 Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park
On Saturday June 1, 2013, Belmont Park hosted Big Apple Showcase Day, a series of seven stakes races for New York-breds with a total of $850,000 in purses. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven races here.
Belmont Results - Horse Racing - 06/08/02
Results and photos for the Belmont on Saturday June 8, 2002
World Championships Breeders' Cup Juvenile
A look at the top contenders for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships Juvenile at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
2014 Sovereign Award Winners
2014 Sovereign Award Winners
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 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.
The Kentucky Derby Rose Garland
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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.
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