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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 racingHorse 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.

In June of 2015, American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes, completing the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. No horse had been able to complete this feat since Affirmed in 1978. We've compiled some news and videos about American Pharoah's...
Recently I had the pleasure of talking horses with NBC Sports horse-racing reporter Donna Barton Brothers. You might have read about her this spring in Horse Illustrated or here on HorseChannel. On Friday, an essay she wrote about the...
On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the Triple Crown drought finally ended. American Pharoah became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win Thoroughbred Racing’s Triple Crown: The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness Stakes, and The Belmont Stakes. Watch his...
American Pharoah wins the 2015 Kentucky Derby  On June 6th, the world will watch with anticipation as American Pharoah seeks to win the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park and become the first horse to sweep the Triple Crown since Affirmed...
On Saturday, California Chrome will run the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown of American Thoroughbred racing. His fans are hoping to see him become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Followers of...
He’s not known as being a very amicable horse. In fact, John Henry is liable to bite the hand that feeds him, literally, at his home in Kentucky Horse Park. But the cantankerous old man will have to accept...
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