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  • The Pacing World’s Best Filly

    Thoroughbred flat horse racing has had magnificent fillies such as Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra to uplift the industry. While fans are keeping their eyes open for the next talented filly to ...

  • Melbourne Cup Surprise

    Inaugurated in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is a prestigious horse racing meeting that has become the major event in Australia’s racing calendar. Run over a distance of 3 200 meters, the Melbourne ...

  • Safety Commission Swings into Gear

    After the heartbreaking and tragic breakdown of Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby, it became clear that stricter safety measures in all aspects of racing needed to be addressed. Not that the ...

  • Fortune Finds Victory with Lucarno

    One of the most anticipated races at the Newmarket Racecourse in the United Kingdom, during July, is the Princess of Wales’s Stakes. Run over a distance of 2 414 meters, this flat racing event ...

  • Mine that Bird ready for West Virginia

    For horse racing enthusiasts in West Virginia, the upcoming West Virginia Derby will be a one of a kind event, but then again, Mine that Bird and his trainer, Bennie “Chip” Woolley Jr. are one ...

  • Auction Calls for Celebration

    Over the last two years the horse racing industry has been suffering under the economic crisis that has been felt across the USA. Auctions have especially been taking strain, with horses being ...

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RESOURCES AND ARTICLES

  • Theory of Handicapping

    Handicapping is the practice of adding weight to horses in an effort to equalize their performance. This may appear at first glance to contradict the basic theory of horse racing, in that the fastest horse should win and not be penalized based on their past performance.

  • Horse Racing Learning Center

    IntroductionAs with all sports, there is a lot to learn about horse racing. How old should a horse be before it runs it's first race? How are races categorized and what do the various terms used in horse racing mean? How does betting work? How does training make a difference to the performance of the horse and what basic training methods are available? Is there more than one kind of ...

  • Bobby Zen

    I am a professional handicapper and author of two racing books: 'Bet To Win!!' and 'Bobby Zen's Lucky 13'. I have been handicapping for over 30 years, and have a viable and fun website called: Everything Horse Racing

  • History of Horse Wagering

    Horse wagering, or the 'sport' of gambling on the results of a horse race or races, probably goes back as far as the domestication of the horse itself. One of the main reasons for raising and breeding horses was to create stronger, faster, more controllable beasts and this would naturally lead to competing owners testing their horses against one another. If human nature is any guide, both ...

  • Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Track in Florida

    Established in 1939, Gulfstream Park is a racetrack located in Hallandale Beach, Florida. This stunning racetrack regularly conducts a race meets, drawing crowds of various sizes to enjoy both the spectacle of live racing and the thrill of wagering. The track buildings have a strong Mediterranean feel and water features further add to their appeal. Gulfstream Park is a great place to go if ...

  • Thistledown Horse Racing Track in Ohio

    Thistledown Racetrack in Ohio's North Randall, just outside Cleveland, is a popular thoroughbred racing establishment. Owned by Magna Entertainment Corporation, Thistledown offers an exciting calendar of live horse racing, a full simulcast schedule and top-class facilities. Boasting one of the longest thoroughbred racing seasons in North America, Thistledown is a fantastic racing venue.