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: 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: 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...
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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