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...
By: Raynie Andrewsen
When discussing horse racing, to many only one thing comes to mind: The Thoroughbred. There are other forms of racing such as steeple chase and harness racing, but by far the thoroughbred horse race is what gets racing fans excited. The Kentucky Derby isn't called...
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: Barbaraanne Helberg
First of the three races known as the American Triple Crown championship series for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, the Kentucky Derby in its infancy was patterned after England's Derby Stakes at Epsom. The American Derby version was the vision and brainchild of Colonel M. Lewis Clark, who...
By: MyntJulius
The Thoroughbred Race Horse:As Kentucky Derby fever moves into high gear, it would be appropriate to take a look at thoroughbred racing as a whole, in order to understand, appreciate, and honor the athlete.Much as in the human arena, in the equine industry most...
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...

 

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