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By: Rose-Marie Fitzgerald
The Kentucky Derby, featured in the 2010 film “Secretariat”, is held annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This one-and-a-quarter-mile race for three-year old Thoroughbred horses – the first of “The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing”, followed...
Secretariat: 'The best horse ever'
By: Kira Stann
Secretariat possessed traits that made him the champion that he was. No training in the world will produce an extraordinary champion, if the horse is not already special. Some say Secretariat is the best horse that ever raced. His racing records are astounding, and have...
By: Patricia A. Coldiron
Jockeys must starve themselves to make riding weights as low as 110 pounds. Competition for mounts is fierce and horses that carry lighter weights are speedier.The minimum weight in most jurisdictions is 116 lbs. Riding clothes and saddle weigh about 3 pounds. Jockeys commonly...
By: Craig J Davenport
In 1919 a horse named Sir Barton did something no other horse had ever done. He won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and The Belmont Stakes. The Jockey Club, which is made up of older executive types and have always run the sport of thoroughbred...
By: Donald Courtney
Horse Race Wagering:From the first time I attended the horse race's I have learned one thing. The average person seldom leaves the race track a winner. Even educated on what horse won what race and when, it's not a sure bet he'll do it again...
By: Howard G
DERBY DAYMorning comes early in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. Amid lush green rolling hills, Magnolias and Dogwoods burst with color heralding Spring's fresh newness. Gentle mist enshrouds the pastures, kissing softly the paddocks of storied Churchill Downs. By end of day a...
By: Chris Payne - 101744
How do you bet at the races? Well it's simple. There are four steps to betting when at a race Track. These are as follows.STEP 1 - What do you need?To stand the best chance of winning at the races, you will need...
By: Victoria Rose Perkins
Perhaps the "Sport of Kings" should be renamed to "Sport of Kings and Queens"! The history of horse racing is no longer a male-dominated sport. Women are now known as not only owners of winning horses, but breeders, trainers and jockeys. The sport of horse...
By: Pam Sissons
Being part of the coveted Winners Circle has always required a huge commitment in time, and even more in money until now - enter horse racing partnerships! With only a fraction of the financial investment required for owning a racehorse, thoroughbred partnerships make it possible...
By: Paul Ostermeyer
In the UK horse racing is also known as The Sport of Kings and not without good reason, as it has attracted royal patronage from its early days.Ascot, for example, which still hosts the Royal meeting every July, was founded by Queen Ann in...

 

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