Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings
Most horse races last about two minutes, but horse racing fans will tell you there’s more excitement in those two minutes than in an entire football or baseball game. This Web guide explains how horse racing has evolved to its current form, directs you to the best news and handicapping sources, shows you how and where you can wager, and helps you become involved in the sport.
Horse racing dates back to 4500 B.C.; today, it is one of the most ubiquitous sports, contested on ... read more »
This section helps you understand the different types of horses and races, and teaches you ... read more »
Professional horse races are operated by track owners under the observation of national ... read more »
This section features the best sources for news on racing and breeding, as well as valuable ... read more »
This section teaches you how to handicap and shows you the best Web sites to place online bets.
- Online wagering is not available in all states. Be sure to read an online betting site’s Terms and Conditions or FAQs before signing up.
For an introduction to handicapping …
The Daily Racing Form
teaches you how to read the form with an interactive Flash tutorial, a glossary of symbols and abbreviations, and advice on what to look for.
explains how to handicap through its “Learn To Play” instructional videos. It explains how races are set up, how wagering works and what to look for when handicapping. It also allows you to practice handicapping by betting virtual money on real races.
For online wagering …
is a horse racing television network that allows you to bet online, by phone and with your television remote. A $19.95-per-month account gives you access to unlimited wagering and live video streaming. The “Handicapping Store” features race programs, past performances and other handicapping information for small fees.
is the largest online horse racing wagering site. Placing wagers on races requires no membership costs, but there are subscription plans that offer live streaming and race replays.
offers wagering online and by phone to residents in 32 states. Opening an account is free with a $50 deposit.
is managed by Churchill Downs Incorporated and offers wagering for all U.S. residents. Accounts require an initial $50 deposit, but there is no monthly subscription fee. Account holders have access to live streaming video and race replays, past performances and handicapping software.
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