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  • California Chrome’s Royal Debut

    "Impossible," was Rae Guest’s reply when he was asked about California Chrome's chances at his Royal Ascot debut this June 17th. Don't you just love those one-worded replies? So definitive, ...

  • Triple Crown Dreams

    If the Kentucky Derby is where every horseman's dreams are made, then the Belmont Stakes is where it is often dashed. A grueling schedule, fresh horses, and freak accidents are just some of the ...

  • Triple Crown: Afleet Alex, Pleasant Colony

    The only horse on this list that lost the Kentucky Derby and went on to win the Preakness and Belmont, Afleet Alex's chance to win the Triple Crown ended early on in the racing season, but his ...

  • Triple Crown: Alysheba, Charismatic

    A virtually ignored horse before the Derby, Alysheba had a terrific pedigree, as the son of 1978's Alydar, but had only won one of his first nine races and was the bettors' sixth choice at 8-1. ...

  • Triple Crown: Sunday Silence, War Emblem, Silver Charm

    Unlike the previous two selections, Sunday Silence was not ignored by any means. Picked by the experts from the outset as one of the favorites in the Derby, the California-bred horse was ...

  • Triple Crown: Funny Cide, Spectacular Bid

    The first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby in 74 years and the only New York-bred horse to ever win, Funny Cide was given little chance to come out on top, but it was nothing personal - ...

  • Triple Crown: Smarty Jones, Real Quiet

    Smarty Jones is generally the first horse that springs to most minds when it comes to recent near misses at the Belmont Stakes. Perhaps no horse since 1978 has captured the public's imagination ...

  • Triple Crown: Big Brown

    In June of 1978, Florida-trained thoroughbred Affirmed held off a late charge by Alydar and won the Belmont Stakes, securing the 11th Triple Crown in U.S. horse racing history. As Affirmed was ...

  • Synthetic Tracks Give Way to Dirt in U.S.

    The recent announcement by authorities at Keeneland Race Course that the horse racing venue will be replacing its synthetic track with a dirt track in time for the fall season in October, has ...

  • Featuring Pimlico Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack

    Famous horse race tracks exist all over the world, and the mention of famous horse races immediately is correlated to the venues. For instance, the Melbourne Cup goes hand-n-hand with Flemington ...

  • Excitement Mounts for Breeders’ Cup Weekend

    The 2014 Breeders' Cup events will be held at Santa Anita on October 31 and November 1, starting with the $1 million Juvenile Turf at 2:25 pm Friday, and concluding with the much anticipated $5 ...

  • Race-day Drug Use in USA Remains Controversial

    The use of drugs in North American horseracing was once again under the spotlight at the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) conference held in Paris, France, recently. ...