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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Ante-Post Predictions
By September 5, 2019 Read More →

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Ante-Post Predictions

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is just weeks away. The prestigious thoroughbred race takes place at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. More than a dozen grade one runners will go head to head over 1 1/4 miles. Additionally, it’s open to horses who are 3-years-old and over. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is widely […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Belmont Starts Fall Meet with 3pm Racing
By September 5, 2019 Read More →

Belmont Starts Fall Meet with 3pm Racing

By Michael Fenrich Saratoga ended a memorable summer meet on Labor Day. Later in the week Belmont is starting the fall meet on Friday, September 6. The fall meet is short this season with the beginning of the construction for the new arena for the New York Islanders that will be adjacent to the track. […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Opens State’s First Sports Book
By September 4, 2019 Read More →

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Opens State’s First Sports Book

Indiana’s first sports wagering facility, Winner’s Circle Race Sports Pub, is now open. Governor Eric Holcomb placed the first official wager just after 12 p.m. leading into a ribbon cutting ceremony with state and local dignitaries for the historic event Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Soon after, the facility was […]

Posted in: INDIANA
History of Breeders’ Cup Host Sites
By September 4, 2019 Read More →

History of Breeders’ Cup Host Sites

If you are a relatively new horse racing fan, you might think that the Breeders’ Cup, which is the sport’s annual championship event, only rotates between a few tracks. And that’s mostly been true in recent years, as even though Keeneland and Del Mar Race Course both became first-time hosts since 2015, both tracks are […]

Posted in: SO. CAROLINA
New $20 Million Saudi Cup Becomes World’s Richest Horse Race
By September 4, 2019 Read More →

New $20 Million Saudi Cup Becomes World’s Richest Horse Race

It wasn’t that long ago that a $1 million purse for a horse race was a big deal, but now that a seven-figure pot is fairly commonplace and pales in comparison to the new $20 million Saudi Cup that is set to be held for the first time this coming February at King Abdulaziz Racetrack […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Kentucky Derby 2020: Potential Runners
By September 4, 2019 Read More →

Kentucky Derby 2020: Potential Runners

The Kentucky Derby will take place on May 2, 2020, at Churchill Downs in Louisville. More than 100,000 punters are expected to descend on the Bluegrass State for America’s biggest and most thrilling horse racing event. As always, thousands of eager bettors are already asking horse racing tipsters and pundits for their predictions. While the […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
How the UK’s Online Horse Racing Betting model is set to spread in the US
By August 30, 2019 Read More →

How the UK’s Online Horse Racing Betting model is set to spread in the US

Betting on horse racing is a popular pastime for gamblers and thrill-seekers worldwide. It’s been commonplace for hundreds of years. In the modern world, it’s grown to accommodate online betting. BetWay, 888Sport, NetBet, etc are just a few of the most popular horse racing betting sites in the UK. Read more on onlinesportsbettingsites.uk. There have always […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Texas Yearling Sale Records Big Jumps in Average and Gross
By August 27, 2019 Read More →

Texas Yearling Sale Records Big Jumps in Average and Gross

The Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale held Monday at Lone Star Park concluded with strong gains in average and gross receipts, signaling that the recent passage of legislation could be having a positive impact on the industry. The sale was sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. In the yearling session, […]

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The History Of Horse Racing In Del Mar
By August 27, 2019 Read More →

The History Of Horse Racing In Del Mar

Del Mar, a Spanish term for “by the sea” or “of the sea” is a city located in San Diego County, California. By its name, the location situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Del Mar is a beautiful place to live in,  with a climate regarded as Mediterranean-subtropical with dry, warm summers, and […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
US Horse Racing at a Crossroads
By August 27, 2019 Read More →

US Horse Racing at a Crossroads

Horse racing in America is under the microscope like never before. Petitions and calls to ban the sport completely are gaining momentum. The outrage was caused after 30 horses died during a six month period while running at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. There also seems to be some support for nationwide regulation of […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
American Racehorse to Resume Publishing This Fall
By August 24, 2019 Read More →

American Racehorse to Resume Publishing This Fall

American Racehorse magazine will resume publishing this fall with a regular issue coming out in October followed by the annual Stallion Register issue in December. If you are interested in subscribing, click here or to learn more about advertising, contact info@americanracehorse.com.

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Breeders’ Cup Turf Heroine Enable Set for Yorkshire Oaks Ahead of Arc Hat-Trick Bid
By August 7, 2019 Read More →

Breeders’ Cup Turf Heroine Enable Set for Yorkshire Oaks Ahead of Arc Hat-Trick Bid

She’s already won Europe’s most valuable horse race twice. Now, Enable is looking to make history in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. More: https://t.co/a9uZbq43U8 pic.twitter.com/wPI9XBYjdr — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 19, 2018 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Enable, will warm-up for a third tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and a possible defense […]

Posted in: SO. CAROLINA
Catalog Now Online for Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale

Catalog Now Online for Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale

Nearly 100 horses have been consigned to the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, and the sale catalog is now online. The auction is set for Monday, August 26, at 12 noon at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park near Dallas. The sale is jointly sponsored by the Texas […]

Posted in: TEXAS
The Essential Rules of Feeding Horses

The Essential Rules of Feeding Horses

Feeding your horse or pony can sometimes be confusing and getting the balance right can be tricky! In this article, we are going to explain the essential rules of feeding that are designed to enable the horse to digest feed efficiently and promote good gut health. Feed Little And Often The horse’s stomach is only […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Texas Horsemen Reach Industry Agreement

Texas Horsemen Reach Industry Agreement

On July 9th, representatives of the Texas Thoroughbred Association, Texas Quarter Horse Association, Texas Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (QH & Paint), and the Texas Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (TB and Arabian), met and came to a unanimous agreement. As rules are promulgated by the Texas Racing Commission and other decisions are made with respect to the […]

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Looking Ahead to the Summer Racing Season

Looking Ahead to the Summer Racing Season

Before we look ahead to the summer racing season, let’s look back on what was a very unique Triple Crown, the likes of which we have never seen before. To kick off the Triple Crown, we saw the first horse in history, Maximum Security, be disqualified in the Kentucky Derby for actions on the track. […]

Posted in: IOWA
Equine Equipment’s “For the Good” Program Helps Nearly a Dozen Aftercare Facilities

Equine Equipment’s “For the Good” Program Helps Nearly a Dozen Aftercare Facilities

Equine Equipment is proud to announce the conclusion of its inaugural “For the Good” program for 2019 with almost a dozen aftercare programs being helped by a donation of a Toro or Exmark commercial mower for the summer mowing season. The initiative was launched as a way to give back and show support for the […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Sports Wagering Debuts at Oaklawn

Sports Wagering Debuts at Oaklawn

Oaklawn has become the first in Arkansas to offer sports wagering with the opening Monday of its newly remodeled Race & Sports Book in the north end of the casino. The Race & Sports Book offers teller wagering as well as fast, user-friendly kiosks and is open seven days a week. Fans can now place […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Female Jump Jockeys – Punters Best Friends?

Female Jump Jockeys – Punters Best Friends?

A punter is often happy with a winning horse and rider combination. After all, there are excellent odds to come out of their races. However, what a lot of people do not know is that the best riders are often the ones we least suspect. There is a growing number of female jump jockeys who […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Governor Abbott Signs Two Bills That Benefit the Texas Horse Racing Industry

Governor Abbott Signs Two Bills That Benefit the Texas Horse Racing Industry

(The following message is from the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership) Dear horsemen and women, We are so pleased to inform you that after years of effort, your voices were heard by our legislators in Austin. On June 14, Governor Greg Abbott signed two pieces of legislation into law that will aid our state’s horse racing industry […]

Posted in: TEXAS