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  • A Reign of 250 Years Ends in British Horse Racing History

    April 2006 is a watershed year for British horse racing, as a new regulator takes charge of the sport in Great Britain.

  • War Pass Takes the Lead

    War Pass was born to run. He possesses the natural ability to take the lead and win races. With an already spotless career at the tender age of three, War Pass is a formidable competitor and has ...

  • Santa Anita Park will host the 2008 Breeders’ Cup

    The year 1986 marked the first time the Breeders' Cup was held at the Santa Anita Park in Southern California, and once again the 2008 Breeders Cup will be held here during the silver ...

  • Keeneland Yearling Sale Ends Positively

    Running from 11 to 24 September 2011, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale ended on Saturday with great gains and increases in all categories. Known as the world's largest Thoroughbred yearling ...

  • John Henry Memorial Statue

    John Henry was born on 9 March 1975. His owners watched him closely for any traits that could lead them to a name, and as he enjoyed destroying steel buckets, he was named after the world famous ...

  • Cheltenham Countdown

    So here we are, seven weeks to the Festival – the holy grail for jump racing enthusiasts. Have we a clearer picture of which horses will turn up in their respective races?

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  • New York Race Tracks

    New York State has a long and interesting horse racing history, going back to the mid 1800s. The non-profit management group, the New York Racing Association> oversees the operation of New York State's three largest thoroughbred horse racing tracks – Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga. Aqueduct race track is the only facility of its kind located within New York City's limits and has been in ...

  • Steeplechase and Hunt Horse Racing

    Hunt Racing and Steeplechase are very similar forms of horse racing mostly held in the UK, Ireland and the US. Join us as we take a look at both steeplechase and National Hunt Racing.

  • Horse Racing Strategy

    Whether you enjoy participating in fantasy horse racing or wagering on the real deal, you’ll likely already be working on a few racing strategies to ensure that your chances of success are as high as possible. Those in the know will tell you that horse betting is better not left to chance, as you will need to understand handicapping and other horse racing systems to ensure that you make more ...

  • Horse Racing Wagering

    Truths and fables are so intricately inter-woven in horse racing circles that separating the two can be quite a task! Some of the most voluble ‘friends’ can be entirely misleading, as they proffer tips without substance or good intent. Horse racing has a glamorous image of fashionable people making daring bets, but the reality is about the serious following of a most competitive sport!

  • Horse Racing and Odds Making

    Odds making is the practice, usually performed by professional bookmakers, of setting the betting odds on the result of a sporting event. Most people are familiar with odds being given on each horse winning a particular race, for example 5:2 odds for a favorite or 200:1 for an extreme long shot. In plain terms, a bet on the long shot would return $200 for each dollar bet, with a $10 bet ...

  • International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities

    The International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities has been established with the purpose of promoting best practices and top regulation on international horse racing matters. Founded back in 1961 by horse racing authorities in Great Britain, the United States of America, Ireland and France, the International Federation has proved a vital player in the horse racing industry.