The winning formula between a jockey and horse

A good horse can struggle without a good jockey, and a good jockey is useless without a good horse underneath. Together the horse and rider comprise a team where the horse does most of the work, but the rider gives the instructions. All-time winningest rider Russell Baze once said of his career, “the horse deserves…

Various Forms of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is so popular all over the world, that between all the different forms of horse racing, most people know only about this form and no other. Some people call this form of horse racing as the “Sport of Kings”. Thoroughbred horse owners hire trainers for training the horse for only a single…

Five Characteristics of Every Winning Jockey

Like elite athletes in any major sport, a winning jockey has abilities that other riders don’t. Here are five tricks of the trade that all elite riders possess. Versatility The best jockeys in the country often earn a reputation for being particularly gifted at a certain type of race, be it turf or dirt, or…

Lucrative Charles Town Classic lures 10 top-class talents

A terrific 10-horse field will duke it out for a $1.25 million purse in the Grade II Charles Town Classic at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia this Saturday. It’ll go as Race 12 on the program with an approximate post time of 6:05 p.m. EST. The favorite, and my top…

Untapable Faces Tough Test in Apple Blossom Defense

A strong six-horse field is assembled for Friday’s Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park (Race 9 on the program, approx. post time 6:10 EST), and it features former Eclipse Award winner #4 UNTAPABLE (6-5, morning-line favorite), who will try to win this race for the second straight year. Standing in her way are…

Is There a Diamond in the Rough in the Arkansas Derby?

The road to the Kentucky Derby is nearing its end, as the last 100-40-20-10 point race of the season is set to be contested this Saturday. The race is the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby, and the venue is Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. It will go as Race 11 on the program with…

Horse Racing – The Sport of Kings & Queens

It was thousands of years ago that mankind realized that an animal from the Equus order was capable of not only carrying his things and lightening his load, but also to race against others. This animal is none other than the horse, which men thus started breeding so that they could run and win races…

10 Clever Betting Tips To Make You A Better Horseplayer

Becoming a successful horseplayer can be difficult, and can take a long time. But these tips should help you get a leg up and escape some costly mistakes. 10. Avoid betting horses returning off long layoffs When a horse misses an extended period of time, say six months or more, it is often because they…

Crowded Blue Grass Field Presents Handicapping Conundrum

Keeneland lured a total of 16 horses (14 in the body of the field plus two also-eligibles) for Saturday’s $1 million Grade I Blue Grass Stakes (Race 10, approx. post time 6:00 p.m. EST), and each entrant has something to prove as they look ahead to next month’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. In fact,…

Matt King Coal is the Wise Wood Memorial Wager

New York’s Aqueduct racetrack presents the centerpiece of its spring meet, the Grade I $1 million Wood Memorial, this Saturday and it drew a field of eight Kentucky Derby hopefuls. It’s Race 10 on the program and the approximate post time is 5:30 p.m. EST. The morning-line favorite is #1 SHAGAF at 2-1, but I…