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Horse Racing

With the popularity of the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown races, horse racing is a popular topic for equestrians and non-equestrians people alike. In the United States, there are flat races by Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, and other breeds; harness races by Standardbreds; and jump races, national hunt races, or steeplechasing (hurdling) by Thoroughbreds and French-bred jumpers (Selle Francais). There is also endurance racing. Horse Illustrated shares stories about famous racers, the Triple Crown, historical stories, personality profiles about those involved with the sport, research regarding the sport, and more. And we have several breed profiles about the Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeds.

Which Triple Crown Winner Won the Triple Crown Showdown?

Who would win a race of all of the Triple Crown winners if they could have raced together? Now we…

6 months ago

Virtual Kentucky Derby at Home Set for First Saturday in May on NBC With All Triple Crown Winners

Churchill Downs announced plans to celebrate the first Saturday in May, the traditional date of the annual Kentucky Derby, by…

6 months ago

2020 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks to be Postponed Due to COVID-19

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to…

7 months ago

Getting Started Right: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse

  When retraining a racehorse, for the early days of training an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) under saddle, choose mild days…

8 months ago

Victory is Justified

Read on to learn more about the 2018 Triple Crown Winner, Justify and more about the Triple Crown races and…

2 years ago

Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, dies at age 95

The Tweedy family announced today that Helen "Penny” Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, died yesterday. She was…

3 years ago

Jockey gets more of a ride than she bargained for when horse’s bridle breaks

  Just 50 meters into the sixth race of the day at Australia’s Tweed River Jockey Club Murwillumbah Racecourse last…

3 years ago

Zenyatta Welcomes a New Filly

Photo by Dave Cooper on flickr/CC BY 2.0 Congratulations are in order for 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, who…

3 years ago

American Pharoah Will Travel to Australia

By Maryland GovPics (2015 Preakness Stakes) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons It’s been a little over a year since…

4 years ago

Rare White Thoroughbred Sold at New Zealand Sale

Thoroughbred registries don’t restrict horses based on color. All that matters is bloodlines and speed. But selective breeding can lead…

4 years ago