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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: 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: Raynie Andrewsen
To be a successful race horse Trainer requires a blend of horsemanship, people skills, and business sense. The men and women who train race horses wear many hats. They need to know what a horse needs to perform at its best. They need to interact...
By: Raynie Andrewsen
How important is breeding in the thoroughbred horseracing industry? Does breeding alone equate a champion? The selective breeding of thoroughbred horses for racing had begun centuries ago. Bloodlines have become one of the major indicators of a champion racehorse, or at least a horse that...
By: The Original Maverick
Secretariat ran 21 times and got beat 5 times. Still, he is generally regarded as the greatest thoroughbred ever. This article is for digging into some specifics that separate a champion from the rest. Many are quick to say Secretariat when asked who was best...
By: Barbaraanne Helberg
"Secretariat is one of the prettiest horses I ever saw," veteran retired jockey Eddie Arcaro said to Secretariat's trainer, Lucien Laurin, in 1973 weeks before the colt became the first to win the Thoroughbred American Triple Crown since Citation in 1948 (as quoted in...
By: Sarah Afshar
Imagine watching a reality show singing contest. You see quite a few singers with talent, whereas; there are a quite a few that are just ok and some that are just terrible. As you continue to watch, you notice that most are amateurs in terms...
By: Kelly A. Mello
On May 20, 2006, two weeks after he had won the Kentucky Derby, the American thoroughbred named Barbaro fractured three bones in and around the ankle of his right hind leg at the start of the Preakness Stakes race. The following day he went to...

 

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