1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://horseracing.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Horse Racing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
The 10 Fastest Runnings of the Kentucky Derby
A list of the 10 fastest horses to win the Kentucky Derby.
Commong Betting Terms Used in Horseracing
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
Kentucky Derby Winners
Information about the winners of the Kentucky Derby.
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.
Horseracing on Television
The latest schedule of televised horse racing in the US.
Triple Crown Winners and Near Misses
Triple Crown history and hopes: triple crown winners belair stud triple crown winner eddie arcaro james fitzsimmons
Weekly Stakes Race Schedule
Weekly Thoroughbred stakes race schedule, including races for $75K or more purse.
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 Identify a Horse by its Lip Tattoo
Most horse breeds racing in North America are required to have a tattoo inside their upper lip for identification purposes. This tattoo permanently links their registration and ownership information with the horse and can be used to find out the name of horses purchased or rescued without papers after they retired from the racing.
Best Sources for North American Harness Racing...
Sources for the latest entries and race results for harness racing at race tracks in North America.
How to 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
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 an Exacta When Betting on Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed exacta bet.
Euro Charline wins the 2014 Beverly D.
On 2014 Arlington Million day, Euro Charline won the Beverly D (G1) by 3/4 length over favorite Stephanie's Kitten with Just The Judge third, while favorite Adelaide won the Secretariat Stakes (G1) by 1 1/2 lengths over Tourist and Sheldon. Also on the card were two divisions of the Hatoof Stakes won by Annulment and Kiss Moon and the Straight Line Stakes won by I Got It All. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
How to Box a Trifecta Wager in Horse Racing
A simple how to on placing a boxed trifecta bet.
Horse Racing How-To Index
A list of horse racing how-to's from placing a wager to paddock inspection.
Horse Racing Movies
A list of movies about or featuring horse racing.
2014 Dubai World Cup Entries
Entries for the 2014 Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday March 29.
Breakage and How it Affects Bettors - Horse...
Breakage and how it affects bettors, from your Mining Co. Guide
e-ponies Free Selections
E-Ponies Picks featuring horse racing selections from Liam Durbin for New York, California, and other locations.
Collecting Kentucky 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.
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.
Belmont Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Belmont Stakes.
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.
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.
Horse Racing Glossary
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.
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.
Java's War wins the 2013 Blue Grass Stakes at...
Results for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland on April 13, 2013 won by Java's War.
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.
Preakness Winners
Information about past Preakness winners.: belmont stakes winners preakness stakes winners kentucky derby winners ieah stables funny cide
Top 8 Books for Beginners
Selected books to help beginners in horse racing learn about the sport and wagering
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
Bet the Pick 3
A simple how to on placing a pick 3 bet.
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.
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.
Race Types
Glossary of Horse Racing terms.: handicap race derby preakness race horses prestigious races belmont stakes
Jokes - Horse Racing
Horse Racing Humor, from your About.com Guide: wire cutters lots of jokes sister catherine catherine ann correct person
Horse Racing History Stories
New York Race Tracks - A Short History by Ron Hale
Thoroughbred Pedigree Reference Resources
Resources for thoroughbred pedigree research and stallion registers.
10 Biggest Kentucky Derby Long Shots
2012 will mark the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the most important race in
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.
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.
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.
2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions
2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions
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.
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.
African-Americans in Horse Racing
A historical look at blacks and their contribution to the sport, from your About.com Guide
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.
What is the Kelly Criterion?
What is the Kelly Criterion? Horse Racing.
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 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.
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.
Foot and Mouth Disease - Horse Racing
Just what is foot and mouth disease and why does it affect horse racing?
Statues - Horse Racing
Photos of statues of famous horses, from your About.com Guide
How to Place a Bet
A simple How to on placing a wager, from your About.com Guide
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
2013 Pacific Classic Day
Game On Dude led all the way to win the Pacific Classic (G1) by 8 1/2 lengths over Kettle Corn and You Know I Know. Also on the card, Fed Biz won the Pat O'Brien (G2) for the sprinters and Obviously won the Del Mar Mile (G2) on the turf. 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.
Wheel an Exacta
A simple how to on placing a wheeled exacta bet.
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 Preakness Entries and Post Positions
2014 Preakness Entries and Post Positions
Before You Buy
Your guide to selecting the right binoculars for race viewing.
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
Monmouth Park - racing on the Jersey Shore
Information about and useful links for Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.
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.
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.
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.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Information about and useful links for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track near San Diego, CA.
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
April 18, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
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 Box a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
Calculate the Dosage Index
A simple how to on calculating the dosage index for Thoroughbred pedigrees.
How to Wheel an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
"Win, Place and Show" - Full Product Review
An introduction to the thrill of Thoroughbred racing by Betsy Berns
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.
How to Box an Exacta
A simple How to on placing an exacta bet, from your About.com Guide
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" > At a time when
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 Eclipse Award Finalists
Finalists for each division of the 2013 Eclipse Awards which name thoroughbred horse racing's annual champions.
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
Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner
A review of 'Affirmed: The Last Triple Crown Winner' by Lou Sahadi.
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.
Preakness Stakes Winners
Information about the winners of the Preakness Stakes.
Scale of Weights - Horse Racing
Chart showing the current scale of weights for horses.
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.
Across the Board
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Boxed Bet
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
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.
Top 5 Famous Race Horse Biographies
Biographical books about famous race horses
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.
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.
How to Claim a Horse
A simple How to on claiming a horse, from your About.com Guide
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame -...
National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, from your About.com Guide
How to Key a Trifecta
A simple How to on placing a trifecta bet, from your About.com Guide
How to Calculate Dosage
A simple How to on calculating the dosage index, from your About.com Guide
Bridge Jumper
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
2013 Woodbine Mile Entries
A field of 6 was entered for the $1 million Woodbine Mile (G1) headed by 2-5 morning line favorite and 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan who is looking to repeat his win last year. Also on the card is the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf (G1) with a field of 7, including favorite Forte dei Marmi who won his last two races. Get the posts, free past performances, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from this start to handicapping to how to attend. 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.
The Twin Spires of Churchill Downs
There are many traditions associated with the Kentucky Derby from roses to mint juleps. Here is a bit about the most recognizable landmark at Churchill Downs, the Twin Spires.
2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships Saturday...
The 2013 Saturday Breeders' Cup card included 9 championship races, headlined by the $5 million Classic won by Mucho Macho Man by a nose over Will Take Charge. It was another head back to Declaration of War in third. Get the results, charts, and photos for 4 races here: the Classic, Turf, Sprint, and Juvenile.
Jockey Weights - Horse Racing
Are jockeys killing themselves to make weight?: female jockeys starvation diets bodies and bones potassium depletion nyra
Gallop Racer Info - Horse Racing
Information on the Playstation video game Gallop Racer
Equine Charities - Horse Racing
Equine Charities, from your Mining Co. Guide: colorado horse rescue lebanon county pa equine charities california equine equine rescue league
Get and Use Press Credentials
a simple how to on getting press credentials and how to act when covering a major event
Top 10 Racing History Books
My top picks for horse racing history books.
Trainer Todd Pletcher
Todd Pletcher is one of the hottest trainers out there right now. He reached the 3000 win milestone in 2012 and the 1000 stakes wins milestone in 2014.
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.
How to Bet the Pick 3
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
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.
2014 Del Mar Oaks Day Results and Photos
Personal Diary rallied from last to win the 2014 Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday by 2 3/4 lengths over Stellaris and My Conquestadory. Favorite Sea Queen finished fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
How to Bet the Pick 6
A simple How to on placing a pick 3 bet, from your About.com Guide
Citation - Horse Racing
History and photos of Citation who won the Triple Crown 50 years ago.
California Chrome
A profile of the race horse California Chrome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All-American Futurity
A look at the contenders for the All-American Futurity to be run on Labor Day.
Kelso - "King Kelly"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >There has probably
Product Summary
A review of 'The Horses of the Kentucky Derby' CDROM from Bolding-Schaffer Productions
I'll Have Another
An indepth look at Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another along with his owner Paul Reddam, trainer Doug O'Neill, and jockey Mario Gutierrez.
Ami's Holiday wins the 2014 Breeders' Stakes
Ami's Holiday rallied to win the 1 1/2 mile Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine by 3/4 length over Interpol and Squeeze the King. Ami's Holiday was the only horse to compete in all 3 legs of Canada's Triple Crown this year. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Preakness Contenders
2014 Preakness Contenders
Inquiry
Glossary of Horse Racing terms
5 Great Traditions at the Belmont Stakes
There are Belmont traditions that have lasted through the years. None match the age of the giant white
2014 Tampa Bay Derby Day
2014 Tampa Bay Derby Day
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.
Seabiscuit Movie Review
A review of the new Seabiscuit movie by Cindy Pierson Dulay.
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.
2014 Kentucky Oaks Entries
2014 Kentucky Oaks Entries
Place a Bet
A simple how to on placing a wager.
Announcing Secretariat.com
Announcing the new official website for the great Secretariat.
Exotic Betting
by Steven Crist. Not how to handicap, but how to use your handicapping skills to cash in on high paying exotic bets.
California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness
California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness
Famous Faces - Horse Racing - 06/07/99
Photos of people at the Belmont, from your Mining Co. Guide
2014 Travers and King's Bishop Stakes
V. E. Day caught stablemate Wicked Strong by a nose to win in the 2014 Travers Stakes (G1) with Tonalist 2 1/2 lengths back in third. Also on the card, The Big Beast won the King's Bishop Stakes (G1). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
The Story of Smarty Jones
The story behind 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones.
Christmas Gifts
My top picks for horse racing related Christmas gifts this year.
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.
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.