Horse racing is a very lucrative business. People who bet on horse races can make a killing if they get their bets right. There are many things that people can look at for winning. These are called angles.
Let’s look at several angles you should be looking at when betting.
The first angle you want to look at is trainers. Horse racing is not an easy sport. While people sometimes think that the breed of the horse is all that matters, that isn’t really the whole picture. The trainer is also as important as the horses that they breed and train.
When you start, you should first look at the record of the trainers. How is their win and loss record? At what types of turf do they excel at? You can study their statistics through racing form or through Equibase. This is a very important and telling aspect.
Next, you need to look at the habits of trainers. Some trainers are better at certain things than other trainers. You have to find that out.
Risk the Surface
Horses have favored surfaces. Some like turf, while others like dirt. From this information alone, it would be easy to think that the tip would be to stick to the surface that your horse is best at.
However, sometimes the best thing to do is to risk the surface. There are just sometimes where just like a miracle, a turf horse instantly wins on dirt and vice versa.
Watch out for the signs. If a turf horse begins having trouble on turf, don’t be afraid to bet on them if it is dirt.
There is also a need to look at the lone speed of a horse. If the horse you are betting on simply likes to go fast and blazes to the front of the pack, chances are that they are very comfortable at the head of the pack.
When this happens, this also means that the jockey can afford to slow them down when they are in the lead. They can relax a bit at first and save more stamina for when it really matters.
Finally, we have layoffs. This is actually applicable to any sport. If a horse is coming off of a long layoff and they haven’t ran in a while, chances are tat they won’t do so good this race.
However, that was the first race back. If they do poorly their first race back, don’t worry about it. It is a good thing though as it serves to make their odds bigger for the next race. This will be the time where you can bet on them and make a killing.
These are only a few betting tips and angles in horse racing. The Horse Racing Information team hopes you find success in your endeavors, and that you enjoy responsible gambling.
Most fans of the sport will watch it just for the enjoyment of it. However, as time goes on, some people will be so moved and inspired by the feats that they are watching. Moved to join in the sport of their dreams and relish in the glory and moments that they once watched.
It isn’t so farfetched to see fans of horse racing to want to join in on the horse racing business. In order to do so though, there are a lot of things that people need to know. It is made even more complicated due to the fact that certain requirements vary in different states.
The reality is that horse racing is quite regulated. Thus, learning about the many different laws that need to be followed is one thing, but actually succeeding in horse racing is another.
The Horse Racing Information team will present you different kinds of tips that will help you start and succeed in horse racing. Let’s start.
Get a License
It is kind of like driving. If you want to start your horse racing business, you need to have a license. You can get these from the state racing commissions of your own states. Depending on the state you are in, the requirements are different.
Usually, you’d have to give an application form along with your fingerprints, and some photographs. There will also be a fee that You need to pay. You also need to remember that in every state that you want your horses to race in, you will need to obtain a license for that state.
If you really want to do this, it will cost you. However, it will also be worth it for the experience alone.
Get a Big Space
Alright, now that your licenses are in order, it is time to get prepare for your horses. Well, this doesn’t really happen after getting the licenses. It could happen before or at the same time.
In any case, the one thing you need to have if you’d like to take care and raise horses is a lot of space. Horses are special creatures that require specialized buildings to stay in. They also need space to run around in. What would the use of raising race horses be if you didn’t have space to let them run?
You should target somewhere between 50 acres and above. The 50 acres though is a good place to start for people who want to break into the business.
The next step is the horses. It is time to start filling out your land with the horses that you want to race with.
You may want to seek out other horse racing companies. You may also want to look for dealerships that have thoroughbreds like the ones you are looking for.
These are only a few tips to starting a horse racing business. We wish you luck on your endeavors. See you on the track.
Throughout most of our articles, we’ve spoken about many horses. Whether it’s the best race horses of all time, current race horses to watch out for, or some of the best races or upsets to happen, we’ve covered them all.
However, there is one facet of horse racing that we have not covered yet. And this is the racetracks that the horses run on. These tracks are the pedestal where all good horses, good races, upsets take place. It is the place where all the magic happens.
Let’s take a look at two of the best horse racing courses.
Let’s start off with a racecourse from Europe. Europe has a vibrant history of horse racing. In fact, it started becoming sport in England. In Europe, they favor steeplechase races where horses needed to jump over hurdles and other obstacles.
The first course we’ll look at is called the Aintree Racecourse in England. This is one of the most famous courses ever as it is the best one in England that is known for the Grand National competitive steeplechase horse race.
The Grand National is a steeplechase race that has as many as 30 fences for horses to jump over. These obstacles are spread over more than 7000 meters.
If you love horse races but have not watched the Grand National at the Aintree Racecoruse, then you owe it to yourself. It happens each year in April.
Next, we move on to a racecourse in North America. As the previous point said, horse racing started in Europe. Then, almost full centuries after, it came to North America. The first ever racetrack in the United States was built in 1665.
One of the best tracks ever built is located in Kentucky and is called the Churchill Downs. It is actually the biggest racecourse build in terms of how many seats there are. This track is famous as it is home to the Kentucky Derby. This is one of three races included in the prestigious Triple Crown.
The track’s circumference is one mile. It also houses a museum and a clubhouse.
Having been built in 1875, this racetrack is almost 150 years old. More than a hundred years after it was built, it became a National Historic Landmark. No doubt it is one of the best tracks ever made; so full of history and amazing moments.
These are only a few of the best horse racing courses ever made as presented by the Horse Racing Information team. If you haven’t been to any one of these great landmarks, you are truly missing out.
Sports are essentially entertainment. People watch it for the talent that they want to see and for the love of the game. However, one of the things that also keeps people watching their favorite sports is the fact that on any given night or day in any given sport, anything could happen.
One thing that people live for is upsets. Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. For majority of the people, they like rooting for the underdog. Even if they don’t, whenever an underdog wins over the favorites, it is always a sight to behold.
An underdog story captures the imagination. It allows for people to hope and aspire to be something better and to do things they never thought possible.
Let’s take a look at three of the biggest horse racing upsets.
1993 Breeders Cup Classic
The first race that Horse Racing Information will be looking at is the Breeders Cup Classic of 1993. The horse Arcangues is the hero and underdog in this race. It is easy to say that this horse was an underground, but Arcangues came in to the race with 133-1 odds.
Thus, when Arcangues crossed the finish line in first place, everyone was dumbfounded.
Make no mistake, Arcangues was not a terrible race horse. In fact, coming in to the race, he already had a lot of wins on grass tracks all across Europe. However, he was not favored in dirt tracks, especially in the Breeders Cup.
You also need to take into consideration the sudden substitution of the jockey Jerry Bailey. Arcangues was a French horse you see, and Bailey didn’t know a single word of it. This means that Bailey could not instruct Arcangues the way he wanted.
This started the trend of having unpredictable horses win the Breeders Cup.
1913 Kentucky Derby
Next up, we have the Kentucky Derby of 1913. At the race, the horse Donerail was not a favorite by any stretch of the imagination. However, when Donerail came at the finishing line, passed favorite Ten Point, and won by half a length, it shocked a lot of people.
This race is known as one of the biggest upsets in history. This is so because it was one of the hugest long shots in the history of this race. To give you some perspective, if you bet at least $2 on Donerail in this specific race, you would have gotten more than $180 to win.
1919 Sandford Memorial Stakes
Finally, we have the Sandford Memorial Stakes of 1919. This is a massive upset made even bigger by the fact that Man O’ War was in it. Man O’ War is considered one of the best horses of all time. This race signified his only loss in the career.
The horse of the race is fittingly named Upset. Man O’ War was not far behind though when Upset won. Despite that, Upset will go down in history as the only horse to ever beat the legendary Man O’ War.
These are some notable horse racing upsets in history. As the years go by, we’ll be privy to many more horse racing upsets. And we’ll be right here to let you know about them.
Every night, every game, every race in every sport has the potential to be something special. It was like when Kobe Bryant scored 81 points, or when the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots with their backup quarterback Nick Foles in last year’s Super Bowl.
Even in horse racing, there have been some phenomenal races to come out throughout the years that were instantly known to be classics.
Let’s take a look at four of the best horse races to happen in history.
Kentucky Derby of 2009
First on our list is the Kentucky Derby of 2009. This race’s hero was a horse called Mine That Bird. The race was made phenomenal by the fact that most of the race, Mine That Bird was in dead last.
However, in the final turn, who was coming down the lane with the speed of the gods behind him? It was Mine That Bird. Mine That Bird ended up winning the race by seven lengths. Records were also set this race.
The first was the biggest Derby lead win in as many as 60 years. The other was the longest-odds horse win in the Derby in almost 100 years.
This unpredictable come from behind finish is still one of the best races in horse racing history.
2015 Belmont Stakes
Next up, we have the 2015 Belmont Stakes. This is the first Belmont Stakes race in this list. In this race, the American Pharaoh ended the race by breaking the Triple Crown drought that has been in place for almost 40 years before this race.
Apart from that, American Pharaoh also broke the best time in this race, coming in at 2:26.65. This time is only behind one of the best horses ever, Secretariat. The win happened with five and a half lengths.
The race’s significance came because people didn’t think that Triple Crowns could ever be reached for anymore. American Pharaoh proved them wrong.
1978 Belmont Stakes
We have another Belmont Stakes race up right now, but this came from the year 1978. Rivalries are a healthy thing for any sport, as it serves to bring out the best in the competitors. It also makes for a good spectacle. In this specific race, it was made important by the rivalry of two horses.
The two horses were Affirmed and Alydar. Coming in to the race, Alydar was bested by Affirmed in two previous races. In this one though, Alydar took the quick lead. Affirmed caught up though and they ran the rest of the race abreast with one another.
At this point, both horses separated from the pack. It was literally a race for these two horses alone. Affirmed ended up winning by the skin of its nose.
This was one of Horse Racing Information’s favorite races.
1973 Belmont Stakes
Finally. We have the last Belmont Stakes race of this list; the 1973 Belmont Stakes. In this race, Secretariat showed why he is one of the best horses in all of history.
His win came at a 31-length gap! There was no competition to speak of. This race truly solidified him as one of horse racing’s greats.
These are only a few of the best horse races in history. As the sport continues to grow and evolve, we are excited to see what amazing races will happen next.
In Horse Racing Information’s previous article, we spoke about the best race horses throughout history. As with any sport, it is important to look back and see the greats that have come before. These horses have helped to push the sport forward and ensured that horse racing is where it is right now.
While these horses are held in reverence, it is also very important in knowing the horses that are out today. Let’s take a look at a couple of race horses that you should look out for in today’s horse races.
The first horse we’ll be looking at is called Expert Eye.
Expert Eye was foaled early in 2015. This makes him three years old right now, the starting and some say prime age for racing.
Last year, no one would think that this horse would be on this list. Initially, at the start of 2017, Expert Eye was also on the watchlist. However, a disappointing race on October of that year derailed any momentum that Expert Eye had. He came in 9th at the Dewhurst Stakes.
However, he quickly bounced back in Glorious Godwood where he won the race by at least five lengths. This allowed Expert Eye to once again be recognized in expert’s eyes.
He is currently the favorite to win the 2000 Guineas, but with the past experience, it is wise to wonder whether history will repeat itself again.
Nevertheless, whatever may happen, Expert Eye is one to look out for. He could very well come out as one of the best in the world.
Next up we have Clemmie. Like Expert Eye, Clemmie started off with a lackluster performance. However, in 2018, she has worked her way up to become the horse that people are all looking out for. She is the current favorite for the 1000 Guineas right now.
Despite her lack of size, she has the speed to become one of the best.
Here are only a few current horses to watch out for. With the talent on the field right now, we are excited to see where horse racing will go from here.
When any sport continues to thrive and be supported, it is inevitable that the cream of the crop rises to the top. It doesn’t matter if its an individual sport, a team sport, or horse racing. The best always get recognized. This is good for us as it makes for some great sporting moments.
So, let’s take a look at some of the best race horses to ever run down the racetrack throughout history.
The first horse that Horse Racing Information will present is Secretariat. Secretariat is one of the most recognizable names in horse racing. He is definitely one of the most famous horses in history.
One interesting thing about Secretariat is that he wasn’t always suited to the high life. He had humble beginnings and fought his way up. People initially thought that Secretariat was not suited to racing due to its interest in eating above anything else. The first race of Secretariat had lackluster results with a fourth place finish.
However, almost two weeks later, he won his next race. People started wondering if he was indeed special. Then, it was off to the races for him. He had a record of 16 wins and 3 losses.
The thing that made Secretariat special though was that most of his wins were by large margins. It was a landslide.
At the time, he won a total of $1.3 million. If this is converted to today’s money, it would be more than $7 million, which is how much the current winningest horse, Gun Runner, has amassed.
Secretariat passed away at 19 years of age due to an enlarged heart that was more than twice the size of other horses.
Man O’ War
Next up is another horse that is quite known throughout the horse racing world. It is Man O’ War.
At the time, sporting legends were not a thing. Except for Man O’ War of course. He was one of the first sporting greats to emerge on to the scene.
Man O’ War was a wild horse with a violent temper. However, once it was managed, people saw how amazing it was on the race track. His record stands at 20 wins and 1 loss.
These are only a couple of the best racehorses throughout history. In our next article, we’ll be looking at current race horses