By: Phyllis Hacker
Road to the RosesThe first Saturday in May the first of the triple crown races, The Kentucky Derby, will be held. According to forecasters the weather should be sunny and for the first time since 2001 visitors will be allowed to wear sunscreen. (Sunscreen was...
By: Phyllis Hacker
Betting for BeginnersAfter I fell in love with Smarty Jones my sister and I went to Philadelphia Park Racetrack to open Phonebet accounts. I didn't have a clue at that time how to bet on a horse but, as with all vices, it was easy...
By: Jan Sterrett
Arlington Park Race Track in Arlington Park, Illinois is a great place for the whole family to enjoy the Horse Racing events on a summer's day. The main track is a 1 and 1/8 mile oval made up of a combination of clay, silt and...
By: Bruno Somerset
When it comes to betting on horses, everyone seems to have a system they swear by. Some people will only bet on horses ridden by a certain jockey, while others bet solely on horses trained by a specific trainer. There are even some diehards who...
By: Jan Sterrett
So you're about to spend a day at your local Horse Racing Track. You can certainly enjoy watching horse racing without ever having to place a bet. The strength of the horses, the determination of their jockeys, the beautiful landscaped scenery, are all well worth...
By: K Bert
Kentucky Derby history is full of big upsets and is the dream race for the handicappers to hit big because of the huge pools and possibilities for major payouts.Why is there so many upset winners in Kentucky Derby? I believe the biggest reason is...
By: Colette Georgii
This is how you bet at the Track, if I can remember correctly, since I haven't been there in a while. You first get to the Race Track by car or by bus. You take with you the amount of money you can safely lose...
By: Grace Glassier
In the U.S., the triple crown in thoroughbred horse racing includes the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, and the Preakness Stakes. These three races are held each year to determine the fastest 3-year old horses in the country. To date, there have been...
By: Michele Van Pelt
When horse racing fans think of Kentucky, the first thing that comes to mind is the Kentucky Derby. Although this is a race steeped rich in tradition, Churchill Downs, the race track used for the Kentucky Derby, was in use almost 100 years before the...
By: Linda Ann Nickerson
Thoroughly Thrilling Thoroughbreds in the Kentucky Derby Since 1875, The Run for the Roses has captivated equine enthusiasts and everyone else on the first Saturday in May. From high-fashion hats to rabid racing fans, the Kentucky Derby is a horse highlight of the year. Limited...

 

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