Thoroughbred Horse Racing Blog

Finding a Great Riding Instructor

There’s something about little girls and horses that just go together. It’s rather like peanut butter and jelly. Most girls go through a phase where it seems like all they do is beg their parents for a pony of their very own. Instead of breaking down and getting your daughter the cute little pony you […] Read More...

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, or simply known as “the Bahamas”, is an island nation of which Nassau is the capital. There are over 700 individual Bahamian landmasses. The region of the Bahamas is located off the coast of Florida, and covers an area of approximately 180,000 square miles. The Bahamas were discovered by Christopher […] Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Trends through the Ages

The Kentucky Derby has been known as the fashion show of sporting events. Though trends have changed over the years, but the hat has remained a tradition. 1920s – You could expect to see these ladies decked out in their finest apparel, including their best dress or suit with a jacket, long gloves, high heels, […] Read More...

Ancient Animal Remains Found in the Bahamas

There’s something about old bones that’s exciting, probably the fact that we can learn so much from a pile of bones that used to be an animal who roamed the earth thousands of years ago. One exciting dig that resulted in what is the archeological equivalent of the mother lode, led to the discovery of […] Read More...

Is Horse Racing Ethical?

The world is filled with amazing creatures that offer beauty and grace. The first thing that comes to mind has to be the deer. Deer are beautiful animals that are not only fast but they are smart. However the next animal that I think of would have to be the horse. I love horses. Horses […] Read More...

My Recent Cruise To The Bahamas

My family was fortunate enough to be able to travel to the Bahamas on a cruise just a few short weeks ago. I had never been on a boat before, at least not like this boat. I was curious about what we would see and what we might do but I had no idea how […] Read More...

Three Horse Racing Careers

When most people think about careers in horse racing, they assume the only options are owners, jockeys, and trainers. While all of these careers are very important, it takes an entire army of professionals to get a horse to the race track. If you’re interested in working in the horse racing industry, here are some […] Read More...

What’s It Like to Be Living in the Bahamas?

There are many different places that I would love to live rather than my current hometown. It is not that I don’t love my home and the people in my community, but I also like to visit new places and I have seen all there is to see here and done all there is to […] Read More...

We Have Horse Racing Here?

Can you believe that I have lived in this town for most of my life and I never realized that there was a horse racing track just a few minutes outside of town? It is crazy, but true. I didn’t think that I was living a sheltered life, but now that I am aware that […] Read More...

My Plan For Retiring In The Caribbean

I am a 32-year-old male from the southern portion of the United States. I have been married for almost 13 years and I have 2 children. I have worked all of my life. I first started working when I was around 10 years old. My dad was a contractor and I was always helping him […] Read More...

My Mother-in-Law is Obsessed with Horse Racing!

When I was a little girl, my dad attended seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. We spent a summer living in a cramped dorm room with my brother and I sleeping on the floor and my mom trying to keep us occupied exploring the campus while my dad was in classes. One weekend, my dad had a […] Read More...

Living In The Bahamas

As a former citizen of the United States I must admit that there are some things I miss about my home country. However I will also have to tell you that there are many other things that I no longer miss. You see I left the country almost 8 years ago for political reasons. Most […] Read More...

Cardiologist Demands Truth From WHO About Vaping

I recently had the chance to visit a local horse race. I love horses and I love the aspect of betting so it was a natural fit. However while I was there I had the chance to meet several famous people and the conversations that we had were very deep and life changing. One of […] Read More...

Combining Electronic Cigarettes And Horse Racing

So on the surface the very idea of combining electronic cigarettes and horse racing seems a bit peculiar. How in the world could these two diametrically different items go together? Well the truth is that this union was made possible for me jus ta few weeks back. As you know horse racing is a very […] Read More...

Make Money By Betting On Horse Races

Picking the right horse is the best way to win and make money on a horse race. Of course that doesn’t guarantee you a win, but it does help your odds quite a bit. The next best way of making money on a horse race is to choose a horse that has been winning lately. […] Read More...

Retire To The Bahamas

I know that when I retire my plan is to retire to the ocean somewhere. It doesn’t really matter where it is but the Bahamas sounds nice. I have visited the Bahamas once so far in my life and I loved it. There is nowhere else like it in the world as there are white […] Read More...

The Ex-Pat Obsession With Vaping Electronic Cigarettes

I served in the United States secret service for nearly 30 years. Over that time I was in the presence of some of the most powerful people in the world. I have stood watch over presidents, foreign heads of state, as well as numerous members of congress. The security details that I have worked are […] Read More...

Horse Racing Betting Tips

Betting on horse races can be a bit intimidating especially if you are a newcomer to the game. You may be surprised to find that all you need are a few general tips for online horse race betting and you will be well on your way to winning in no time. There are a couple […] Read More...

Why I Hate Horse Racing

Horse racing occupies a small fraction of the population in the United States. However this small area of the country holds a huge amount of money and prestige. Horse racing has been around for thousands of years and dates back to the early Greek and Roman civilizations. For whatever reason horse racing has held a […] Read More...

Tips for Expats in the Bahamas

There are many things to think about if you are an expat deciding on whether or not to live in the Bahamas. The Bahamas is a great place to live and work, but there are some tips that you need to remember in order to make live a bit easier. The first thing that you […] Read More...

About Expats in the Bahamas

We are the Internet’s leading source for US Expats Community News in the Bahamas. If you moved to the Bahamas to get away from the hustle and bustle of American life, you have already made an amazing decision. Living as an expat is a dream for many Americans and the Bahamas is the perfect place […] Read More...

Getting Lost In Paradise

Several years ago my wife and I decided to visit the small country of Belize. We initially went there looking for an investment opportunity but we soon were looking for something else all together. We fell in love with the Caribbean way of life and we fell in love with the idea of living beside […] Read More...

My Story Of Freedom

My name is John and I am a retired Army Captain. I spent nearly 23 years in the service of my country and in that time I served in several different combat zones, I helped liberate millions of people, and I was fortunate enough to make a n impact on the lives of people. While […] Read More...

Things To Do In The Bahamas

Are you planning a trip to the Bahamas? If so then you are probably wondering what kind of opportunities you will have while there. What is there to do on the island? What kinds of activities can you and your friend’s experience? The reality is that there are hundreds of things that you could do. […] Read More...

My Experience with Electronic Cigarettes

I’ve been smoking nearly all my life. It’s not something I’m proud of. I’ve tried quitting several times, tried all the different options, and nothing worked. Before hearing about electronic cigarettes I thought that I was going to be smoking for the rest of my life. I heard reports that electronic cigarettes were a good […] Read More...

About Horse Racing Blog

Do you look forward to the Kentucky Derby every year? I count down to that day like most people look forward to Christmas! I’m a fanatic for all things related to horse racing and I created this website to showcase my favorite sport. Whether you enjoy racing because of the beautiful horses or you get […] Read More...

Horse Racing Makes A Fun Family Outing

If you have never been to see a horse race you should do so for your next family outing. Most other forms of gambling are off limits for your children but not horse racing! Your entire family can take part in this age old tradition. Of course your kids cannot bet on horses but they […] Read More...

How To Find The Right Horse Racing Tipster

If horse racing is your thing then you have come to the right place. My guess is you are in it to win it and in this blog post we are going to discuss some ideas to make that happen for you. You need to find a good horse racing tipster to get you betting […] Read More...

How To Predict the Outcome of A Horse Race

Predicting the winner of a horse race can be a hard thing to do. There are a ways that you can actually have a better chance at predicting a horse race however and that is what we are going to focus on in this blog post today. One thing you need to know before you […] Read More...

The Best Way To Make Money on Horse Races

The most important thing to do to insure you are going to win the next horse race you bid on is to get a good horse. Of course that doesn’t guarantee you a win, but it does help your odds quite a bit. The next best way to make money on horse races is to […] Read More...

Tips For Winning At Horse Racing

The first thing you should do to prepare to win a horse race is to do your research on the horses. Choosing a horse that has won before is a great place to start in your search for the right horse. The age of the horse makes a difference as well. You should also pay […] Read More...

Weekend Recap: Palace Malice Stuns in Belmont Win

This weekend put closure on the 2013 triple crown with yet another year gone by without a triple crown winner. 36 years and counting. This year, we didn’t even have a horse with a chance at claiming the elusive prize. Not all was bad news.... Read More...

Pedigree is Key to 2013 Belmont Stakes Success

Over the last 13 years, 10 Belmont Stakes winners had sires who won or placed well in a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 miles during their careers. It’s not rocket science to determine that pedigree is essential to the success in this sport, but to... Read More...

Weekend Recap: 2013 Graded Stakes Winners

Five graded stakes races over the weekend and there were several who won their first career graded stakes race or won one for the first time in a while. HORSES Scatman, a four year old Scat Daddy colt trained by William Mott, won the Aristides... Read More...

Big Weekend for the Little Guys

For much of the year, we’ve seen horses such as Game on Dude and Orb dominate their respective divisions. Same goes for the trainers and jockeys. We’ve heard so much about Todd Pletcher, Bill Mott and Bob Baffert for the trainers as well as, Joel... Read More...

So Who Are the Top Three Year Olds in 2013?

It’s been an interesting ride from the beginning of the year, along the Derby trail and now 2/3 the way through the Triple Crown. With the incredible run by Orb in the Kentucky Derby, then the upset win by Oxbow in the Preakness Stakes it... Read More...

Oxbow Upsets Orb, Wins Another Preakness for Lukas

As we said earlier in the week, the 2013 Preakness Stakes was Orb’s to lose and that he did. He did not display the same explosive kick that we saw in his previous wins including the Florida and Kentucky Derby. On the backstretch, while Oxbow... Read More...

2013 Preakness Stakes is Orb’s to Lose

Winning the triple crown has been a daunting task for any horse over the past 35 years since Affirmed won all three legs back in 1978. Several horses have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to be heart-broken in the Belmont Stakes. Three... Read More...

2013 Preakness Stakes is Orb’s to Lose

Winning the triple crown has been a daunting task for any horse over the past 35 years since Affirmed won all three legs back in 1978. Several horses have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to be heart-broken in the Belmont Stakes. Three... Read More...

Orb Gives Shug First Kentucky Derby Win

So let’s put this to rest that nice guys always finish last. Nice guys do finish 1st! Claude McGaughey, who many around the sport call him “Shug”, has been training horses for over three decades. He’s won every top graded stakes race imaginable except for... Read More...

Jockey Historical Stats at the Kentucky Derby

It’s amazing to see so many great jockeys from all over the country be humbled by one single race. Over their careers, top jockeys win multiple graded stakes races from various race tracks. However, as you will see, the same jockeys just can’t seem to... Read More...

Trainers Historical Stats at the Kentucky Derby

Here is a list of trainers who will have their horses ready for the 2013 Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at Churchill Downs. The 139th running of the “Run for the Roses“ will feature a select few hall of fame trainers, future hall... Read More...

Day 8: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Will Take Charge

The 8th horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 is Will Take Charge. Will Take Charge – Trainer D. Wayne Lukas – Owner Willis Horton The chestnut colt by Unbridled’s Song... Read More...

Day 7: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Overanalyze

The 7th horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is Overanalyze. Overanalyze – Trainer Todd Pletcher – Owner Repole Stable This Dixie Union colt had a successful debut to his career taking a five furlongs... Read More...

Day 6: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Vyjack

The 6th horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is Vyjack. Vyjack – Trainer Rudy Rodriguez – Owner Pick Six Racing (David Wilkenfeld) Another son of Into Mischief comfortably won both of his starts as... Read More...

Day 5: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Java’s War

The 5th horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is Java’s War. Java’s War – Trainer Kenneth McPeek – Owners Charles Fipke The 2nd colt in this field is also from the late sire War... Read More...

Day 4: Kentucky Derby Feature – Revolutionary

The 4th horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is Revolutionary. Revolutionary – Trainer Todd Pletcher – Owners Winstar Farms He finished 3rd in his debut at Saratoga last September after getting hammered at the... Read More...

Day 3: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Goldencents

The third horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is Goldencents. Goldencents – Trainer Doug O’Neill – Owners W. C. Racing, Kenney, Dave and RAP Racing He won his debut at Del Mar on September... Read More...

Day 2: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Verrazano

The second horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is undefeated Verrazano. Verrazano – Trainer Todd Pletcher – Owners Let’s Go Stable, Michael Tabor, Michael, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith The three year old More... Read More...

2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Orb

Over the next 12 days, we will do a feature a day on the top horses heading into the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 4th. Today we feature, in our opinion, the top contender in the expected field of... Read More...