Horse Racing

    May, 2011

  • The Kentucky Derby: “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” - May 01, 2011 12:00 PM
    “This Kentucky Derby, whatever it is—a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion—is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.”
    —John Steinbeck

    On the first Saturday of May, all eyes turn to Churchill Downs racetrack for the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown. This guide prepares you for Kentucky Derby Day, linking to best sources for race history and traditions, race coverage, travel advice and party-throwing tips, as well as where to bet the Kentucky Derby.
  • July, 2009

  • Saratoga Horse Racing Travel - July 29, 2009 03:30 PM
    Saratoga is a stimulating yet relaxing destination any time of year, but never more so than during racing season. Every summer, ravenous horse racing fans flood Saratoga Springs, but your visit doesn't have to be overwhelming. Use this guide to learn about Saratoga's racing venues and places to stay, and get insider tips for how to get the most from the city.
  • May, 2008

  • The Belmont Stakes: The "Test of the Champion" - May 23, 2008 10:54 AM
    The Belmont Stakes is the third leg in thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown. While it is lesser known than the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes has provided the stage for some of horse racing's most dramatic moments, particularly when it has featured a Triple Crown candidate.
  • April, 2008

  • Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings - April 30, 2008 09:34 AM
    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.