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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...

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...

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...

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...

2013 Kentucky Derby Field Starting to Take Shape

After nearly eight months and 34 qualifying races, we are finally starting to see the 2013 Kentucky Derby field take shape. We still have two last chance races for those who are outside the top 20 rankings in terms of points, but for the most... Read More...

2013 Kentucky Derby Starting to Make Perfect Cents

It was the battle of the East and West Saturday afternoon with the $1,000,000 Wood Memorial (G1) taking place at Aqueduct and the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) at Santa Anita. In the Wood Memorial, heavy favorite Verrazano, from leading trainer Todd Pletcher, did what... Read More...

East & West in Kentucky Derby Trail Spotlight

Technically, there are six remaining races in the 2013 Road to the Kentucky Derby series. In reality, it comes down to four as the last two are desperation races for those on the bubble. Those who usually run in those races bypass the run for... Read More...

Animal Kingdom Wins 2013 Dubai World Cup!

It felt like an episode of Sesame Street for the American contingent at the Meydan Racecourse for the Dubai World Cup event. The number of the day was “11″. Not exactly what racings fans from the U.S or the connections of those who flew their... Read More...

Jam-Packed Weekend Ahead of Us, Enjoy!

Wow, where do we begin?! It doesn’t matter if you reside in the United States or around the World, the “World” of horse racing will have plenty to offer this coming Saturday, March 30. The Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up as we head... Read More...

The 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail Heats Up

It’s been an interesting 2 1/2 months so far with winners coming from expected and unexpected places. We saw the 2012 two year old male champion Shanghai Bobby lose for the first time in his career to Itsmyluckyday in the Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at... Read More...

Super Ninety Nine, Horse to Beat in Rebel Stakes

24 races down, just 12 races to go before we determine the qualifiers for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Of the 24 races as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system so far, only one horse has dominated a specific race. That horse... Read More...

Road to the Kentucky Derby Continues

The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues this weekend on both sides of the country with valuable points on the line for the 17 colts and gelding who are entered. The Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay Downs has eight entrants including highly touted... Read More...

2013 Santa Anita Handicap, Race of the Week

The Kentucky Derby trail is in full swing with just over 10 weeks remaining on the schedule. The 2013 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct this weekend features a few horses who could make it to the big race in May (Overanalyze and Vyjack among others).... Read More...

2013 Kentucky Derby Season Officially Begins

The Road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby intensifies this weekend with the launch of the second chapter of the new points based system the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The first chapter called the Kentucky Derby Prep Season consisted of 19 races across the United... Read More...

Last Two Races in Kentucky Derby Prep Season

No, that doesn’t mean we are that close to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. The running of the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields and Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park will put an end to the Derby Prep Season that included 19... Read More...

Battle Ensues in 2013 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

This time of year, the attention is usually on the three year old male division due to the prep races leading up to the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown races (Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes). This week however, the focus comes away from the three... Read More...

Road to the Kentucky Derby, Three More Races

Three more races will run as part of the Prep Season in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series with 51 precious points on the line. The Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita and Withers... Read More...

Stats & History Go Against Two Year Old Champion

It’s an interesting phenomenon why two year old male Eclipse Award winners don’t experience similar success at three as they did at the age of two. Some go on to win graded stakes races, but it’s quite rare for them to win the Kentucky Derby... Read More...

2013 Holy Bull Stakes Continues Prep Season

The Kentucky Derby Prep Season has 13 races under its belt with six remaining. Of the first 13 races, just two horses have won twice. The first is Goldencents and the other is recently crowned two year old male champion Shanghai Bobby. The Harlan’s Holiday... Read More...

2013 Eclipse Awards – Winners

Below, we go through each award for Horse, Trainer, Jockey and Owner and give our selection to who we feel will win the respective honors for the 2013 Eclipse Awards. Please feel free to comment at the bottom with your thoughts or selections. HORSE OF... Read More...

2013 Sham Stakes Begins Derby Trail

It was another solid year for two year old colts and gelding hoping to make their early mark for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Of those who should be considered early contenders for the Run for the Roses on May 4, 2013 are Shanghai Bobby (Breeders... Read More...

2012 Horse Racing Top Performers

It was yet another roller coaster ride for the Sport of Kings in North America with high points and low points, but all in all it was a solid year that saw impressive horses, fantastic horses and above all tremendous winning streaks. Below, we compiled... Read More...