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Information about horse racing, from training techniques to racing equipment, is examined.

Horse Quotes: About Life, Love, and Racehorses

Horses are beloved animals around the world, admired for their beauty, grace, and strength. Whether you’re horseback riding in an equestrian competition or simply enjoying their stunning physical presence from afar, horses evoke a sense of awe and wonder in all who see them. And yet, despite this admiration, we often know very little about …

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The 6 Most Expensive Horses in the World: What They’re Worth

While my grandson and I were visiting a horse farm recently, we started talking with one of their managers about prices, which quickly turned into a debate about the market. The conversation then shifted to the amount of money paid for the most expensive horses in the world. Some of the most expensive horses in …

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The 13 Biggest Horse Races in the U.S.: The Ones to Watch

There is something special about horse racing. The excitement of watching these magnificent animals compete against each other is unlike any other sporting event. And in the United States, there are some truly great horse races that draw huge crowds from all over the country. Here are 13 of the biggest horse races to watch …

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The 11 Biggest Horse Races in the World

I was looking over the entries for The Grand National, and my grandson asked why I cared so much about a horse race that doesn’t happen here?” I explained to him the history and prestige of this international event and other big horse races in the world. Most of the biggest horse races are popular …

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The Best Tips for Betting on the Grand National

The Grand National is one of the most talked-about steeplechase races in the world of horseracing and the richest jump race in European horseracing. In 2021, it carried a prize purse of £750,000 and has been known to carry upwards of £1 million in recent years.  It’s also a race that captures the imagination of …

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What Post Position Wins the Most in Horse Racing?

I was elated when my filly drew the third post position in a maiden race this week. She’s been running from the outside all year and not doing too well. But after speaking to my son about it, he thinks I give too much weight to where the horses start. Statistically, the winningest pole position …

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The First Horse Race: A Look at the History of Horse Racing

When I was with my grandson at the race track, we ran into an old friend who used to be a jockey. We reminisced about some of his favorite races and how things have changed in horse racing. After talking for a while, my grandson asked if horse racing has always been around; I explained …

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Man O’ War: Was He the Greatest or Fastest Horse to Race?

There have been many great horses that have raced over the years. Some were faster than others, but there was one horse who is often considered to be the greatest of them all – Man o’ War. In addition to being one of the most successful horses ever, Man o War is also considered to …

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How Fast Does a Horse Travel in Different Gaits?

I recently led a trail ride on my gelding, and he walked so fast that some of the slower horses had to trot to keep up. When we stopped for a break, my grandson asked, “how fast does your horse walk?” Which began a long discussion about how fast horses travel in different gaits. Gait …

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Why Good Conformation Is Important in Performance Horses

When I go to horse auctions, the first thing that typically happens is I visit my potential purchases and ask their handler to take them out of their stall. My grandson asked me why I spend so much time staring at each of the horses? The answer was simple: conformation. Good conformation is essential for …

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