Triple Crown winners and near misses
By: Jenni Hillis
The Triple Crown is a group up of three competitive horseraces that take place within five weeks. The Kentucky Derby takes place every year in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. Two weeks after the Kentucky Derby is the Preakness located at Pimlico...
Rules and requirements for naming a Thoroughbred horse
By: Stephanie Kelly
Horse racing is a precise sport. No detail is over looked in the preparation and execution of these long traditional events. Racing regulations have been handed down for centuries, one of the oldest traditions being the rules that govern the names that are acceptable for...
Rules and requirements for naming a Thoroughbred horse
By: Kristen A.
When owning an animal you would think you have exclusive rights, such as how you want to groom it, what you want to feed it, and its name.But for thoroughbred horses, naming them is a little more complicated. All names have to pass the...
Rules and requirements for naming a Thoroughbred horse
By: Keith Mazikowski
What’s in a name? When it comes to naming thoroughbred horses, breeders and owners put an awful lot of thought, sometimes humor, and often a dash of tender loving care in creating memorable horse names. In a recent allowance race over the turf course...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Winning the Triple Crown is no easy task. The three races cover a five week span. Each races is longer than the last. This is a big adjustment for a horse to make. In fact, only eleven horses have captured the Triple Crown.~ Sir...
By: Helium01
When horse racing fans think of the best and most well-known horses that have ever graced the track, they can’t help but think of Zenyatta. Zenyatta, also known as “The Queen” of the racetrack, is a filly that broke records and stole the...
By: Barbaraanne Helberg
Early Thoroughbred horse racing in America was represented by business people and gamblers who bought into the Sport of Kings by way of searching out the speediest and heartiest horses available for purchase. They were men and women of competitive spirit who helped found and...
Zenyatta loses its final race
By: Natasha Armstrong - 654750
“Zenyatta, zenyatta, zenyattaaa… blame has won by a head!” These famous words still ring in the ears of Zenyatta fans all around the world from the 2010 Breeder’s Cup Classic. It was supposed to be the fairy tale ending to her perfect...
By: Lyndie Parker
“The Run for the Roses.” The Kentucky Derby is one of the most anticipated races of the year. Women prepare their outfits, with their outlandish hats, months in advance and designers revel in creating posh outfits. Yet, beside the hats, what is the...

 

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