Features

The 1973 Belmont Stakes: Secretariat’s Greatest Triumph

Submitted by
on June 4, 2007

Secretariat, one of the most renowned horses in the long history of horseracing, achieved his greatest triumph at the 1973 Belmont Stakes. The beautiful chestnut colt had already won the Kentucky Derby on May 5 and the Preakness on May 19, but as all horseracing aficionados know, the Belmont Stakes is no ordinary race. Not only is it the third race in the Triple Crown, the Belmont is also the longest at 1½ miles. The extra distance had been the stumbling block for many a horse since the very first "Run for the Carnations" in 1867 and no horse had won the prestigious Triple Crown since the legendary Citation 25 years earlier in 1948.

Read more »

The 2007 Belmont Stakes Continues an American Tradition

Submitted by
on June 1, 2007

The 139th running of the Belmont Stakes, scheduled for June 9, 2007 at historic Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, perpetuates an American tradition that stretches back nearly to Civil War times. It was in 1867, barely 2 years after Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, that the very first Belmont Stakes was run. Although the Belmont is the third leg in horseracing's Triple Crown, it has the singular honor of being the oldest of the three races: six years older than the Preakness and pre-dating the Kentucky Derby by 8 years.

Read more »

The Belmont Stakes: Third Jewel in the Triple Crown

Submitted by
on May 25, 2007

The Belmont Stakes is recognized as the third jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, after the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. In the case of the Belmont, however, coming in "third" is no disgrace. One might say, with full justification that it is at the Belmont that Triple Crown winners are made. Since the term "Triple Crown" was coined by noted sportswriter Charles Hatton following Gallant Fox's sweep of the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont in 1930, a mere 10 horses have accomplished horseracing's greatest feat. We can add "Sir Barton" to the list by virtue of his 1919 sweep.

Read more »

A Top Horse Racing Tradition

Submitted by
on April 16, 2007

A family name and title that evokes widespread respect in the worlds of both Islam and horse racing is that of the Aga Khan. The spiritual heads of this forward looking and liberal sect of Muslims have been avid followers of horse racing over the best part of the last 100 years.

Read more »

Virtual Horse Racing at the National Museum of Racing

Submitted by
on April 9, 2007

There can be little doubt that thousands of people across the globe have wondered at some stage of their lives what it would be like to ride a race horse or participate as a jockey in a horse racing competition. As the striking thoroughbred pounds down the home stretch, the crowds cheering enthusiastically waiting on the result of the race, the speed and excitement is undeniable. Now at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs New York, you can get a taste for racing without the danger at the interactive simulator exhibit.

Read more »

Can Physiologists Predict a Winning Horse?

Submitted by
on April 2, 2007

The research of horses has been on going for many years, and horses are the best animals to research because of their love for running. Research has already brought to light extremely important discoveries with regard to blood clotting, blood pressure, heart rate and the role of oxygen within the blood stream.

Read more »

Virtual Horse Racing

Submitted by
on March 17, 2007

For many horseracing enthusiasts, owning, training and racing horses is merely a dream. The expenses that are involved in the sport is far beyond what many of us can afford. But there is hope for us dreamers out there, and that is the world of virtual horse racing. Within this world, you are able to live out your dreams and be the boss over your very own stable yard. The sites are so realistic and true to the real racing world that you will find yourself, dedicated to your horses and building a stable yard with enthusiasm.

Read more »

Horse Racing Lessons for Government from Quebec

Submitted by
on March 14, 2007

Controversy surrounds the role of governments in the world of horse racing. It is tempting to ask politicians and bureaucrats to stay away from the complexities of sports betting and race track operation, but the handsome contributions from taxes makes it tempting for tempting for administrators to try and exert as much control over operators as they can. There is the inevitable element of playing to the galleries of pressure groups opposed to horse racing as well!

Read more »

New Technology for More Humane Horse Racing

Submitted by
on March 12, 2007

We are now within sight of a more caring era in horse racing. Foals born from now on need no longer have to retire from competition, much less put down because of injuries sustained in the sport of horse racing.

Read more »

The Vodafone Oaks

Submitted by
on March 5, 2007

Not every thoroughbred can withstand the horse racing challenge of the track at the Epsom Downs. That is why feminists should cheer the Vodafone Oaks, for it is for fillies alone! Racecourse authorities have certainly got in to the act, because this event is an occasion for much preening of the feathers by the ladies of Great Britain!.

Read more »

Page 33 of 39
1 31 32 33 34 35 39

Horse Racing Events Calendar

August 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6