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What Happened at the Cheltenham Festival 2017?

Added on: March 21, 2017

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most important events on the National Hunt racing calendar in the United Kingdom. This is generally held over a four day period and it usually coincides with Saint Patrick’s Day in mid-March. The ...

A Look at Some of the Kentucky Derby Winners

Added on: February 28, 2017

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most exciting two minutes in sports and the first ever race was held way back in 1875. This is a Grade 1 race for thoroughbred horses (3-year-olds) and it takes place every year, usually ...

Upcoming Kentucky Derby and Oaks Prep Races

Added on: February 7, 2017

First of all let’s take a look at the current top 10 leaderboard standings in the Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races and the Road to the Kentucky Oaks prep races and then we can take a look at ...

Uncontested Scoops Easy Smarty Jones Victory

Added on: January 17, 2017

US thoroughbred racing horse and son of Tiz Wonderful, Uncontested, won Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones with ease in a 5 1/4-length victory. The 6-5 odds-on favorite beat seven other runners including second place Petrov, third place Rowdy the ...

Top Headlines in US Horse Racing

Added on: December 27, 2016

The following US thoroughbred horse racing headlines all occurred at some point in December and we decided to only include some of the most popular trending stories. Eskenformoney, daughter of Eskendereya, finally ended up achieving her first ever graded stakes victory ...

Annals of Time Wins Hollywood Derby and Vale Dori Shows Potential

Added on: December 6, 2016

Annals of Time went in to the Grade 1 $302,415 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Saturday 3rd December as the least experienced but didn’t let this hold him back, winning the race in the final furlong. This was ...

What is the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame?

Added on: November 15, 2016

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame established way back in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, and it is committed to honouring the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, plus it is also committed to honouring the achievements ...

What is the Breeders' Cup?

Added on: October 25, 2016

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships consists of a series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races and it’s held every year at a different location. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup will be taking place on November 4th and 5th (Friday and Saturday ...

California Chrome Cruises to Victory in the Awesome Again Stakes

Added on: October 4, 2016

In a perfect build up to the Breeder’s Cup Classic, California Chrome cruised to victory on Saturday 1st October in the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park. California Chrome, ridden by Hall of Fame finalist jockey Victor Espinoza and ...

Texas Chrome Wins Super Derby at Louisiana Downs

Added on: September 13, 2016

Texas Chrome, ridden by jockey C.J. McMahon and trained by J.R. Caldwell, won the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs on Saturday 10th September, 2016. The Keene Thoroughbreds horse and Super Derby Prelude winner won in a time of 1 ...

A Look at Some of the Latest US Horse Racing Stories

Added on: August 23, 2016

American Cleopatra, being the full sister to Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah, lived up to high expectations in her debut race towards the end of July at Del Mar. The Kentucky homebred, which is trained by Bob Baffert and owned by ...

Exaggerator Beats Fourth Place Nyquist in Haskell Invitational

Added on: August 2, 2016

Exaggerator romped to a clear victory on Sunday 31st July, 2016, in the $1,015,000 Grade 1 Haskell Invitational to beat heavily favoured Nyquist who ended up finishing the race in fourth place. It was the first time that Nyquist ...

Placing an Online Wager on the Horses

Added on: July 12, 2016

There are lots of perfectly secure online sportsbooks that accept real cash wagers from US players and these websites offer numerous horse racing markets for some of the world’s major horse racing events. You can place a bet on the ...

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable Retires

Added on: June 21, 2016

Following a fourth place finish in the Grade II Fleur de Lis Handicap on Saturday 18th June 2016, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable has retired with almost $4,000,000.00 in career earnings. The Eclipse Award-winning -3-year-old-champion of 2014 is an American ...

A Look at Some of the Major US Racecourses

Added on: May 31, 2016

There are lots of major US racetracks/racecourses and some have been around since the 1830s. Freehold Raceway in Freehold, New Jersey, is one of the oldest major racetracks which first opened in the 1830s. Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana ...

Nyquist Rides to Victory in Kentucky Derby

Added on: May 10, 2016

2-1 favorite Nyquist held off Exaggerator to win the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday 7th May, 2016. Nyquist and jockey Mario Gutierrez have entered an elite list of winners which also includes names like Triple Crown winner American ...

Kentucky Derby Info and Other Top Stories

Added on: April 19, 2016

The current leader on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 151 points is Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimney Farm’s ‘Gun Runner’. ‘Nyquist’ slipped down into second and currently has 130 points while in third place is ‘Exaggerator ...

What is the Grand National?

Added on: March 29, 2016

The Grand National is the most famous horse race in Great Britain and it is held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. The first ever Grand National took place back in 1839 and this is event is basically England’s ...

Latest Top Stories in US Horse Racing

Added on: March 8, 2016

Kentucky Oaks favourite Songbird soared again and hit a perfect six this weekend in Saturday’s $101,380 Santa Ysabel (G3) at Santa Anita. Songbird is an American Thoroughbred race horse who is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and was ridden on ...

Latest Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard Rankings & Prep Races Schedule

Added on: February 16, 2016

The 142nd running of the $2,000,000.00 Grade 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is scheduled to take place this year at Churchill Downs on Saturday May 7th. For the fourth year in a row, a tiered point ...

American Pharoah Wins Horse of the Year Award Plus Other Top Stories

Added on: January 26, 2016

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah received the most prestigious award for horses at this year’s Eclipse Awards. The Eclipse Award is an American thoroughbred horse racing award which is named after a famous 18th century British racehorse and sire, Eclipse ...

Victory for Flexibility in Jerome Stakes

Added on: January 5, 2016

Flexibility had a comfortable win on Saturday 2nd January in the Jerome Stakes – an annual event which takes place at the Aqueduct Racetrack, which is located in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Flexibility started the New Year in style, winning the Grade III ...

Top Horse Racing Venues in the US

Added on: December 14, 2015

Horse racing in the United States has its roots dating as far back as 1665 when the Newmarket course in Salisbury, New York, first established. This particular section is now known as the Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York. The ...

Big Sport of Turfdom Award Goes to Team American Pharaoh

Added on: November 24, 2015

The Big Sport of Turfdom Award is an honour that recognises a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and Thoroughbred racing publicists. The Big Sport of Turfdom Award has been handed out ...

Runhappy Nets 5th Straight Victory, Trainer Sacked

Added on: November 3, 2015

Runhappy set a new record in Keeneland on Saturday 31st October, 2015, galloping home strong in the final furlong to beat runner up Private Zone and third place Favorite Tale in an exhilarating finish. The 3-year-old Super Saver colt, ridden by ...