PostHeaderIcon A Brief Look at Thoroughbred Racing in the US

With another Triple Crown season behind us, it’s natural for children interested in racing horses to look ahead to next year’s events. Until then, here are a few summer camps for kids interested in pursuing the sport of kings. Bluegrass Riding Academy near Lexington, Kentucky offers riders age 8-15 the opportunity to hone their skills with daily rides as well as craft projects, games, and activities aimed at learning horse biology and science. For kids interested in becoming breeders or trainers, there’s the Summer Horse Whispering Camp at the Silver Horse Healing Ranch in Topanga Canyon, California. Here, children can learn how horses communicate with humans and how to respect and nurture that bond. Or, for those intrepid children who dream of riding a horse to Triple Crown victory, there’s Jockey Camp in Norwalk, www.bestchoicetv.com, Ohio. Attendees to this three-day intensive will learn about everything from pace, position, and race strategy to racetrack rules, etiquette, and safety. Weight management, nutrition, and relationships with owners and trainers are also covered. For many children, horses are one of the first things that capture their imaginations. The three camps above are just a few of the ways you can help your kids make that fantasy a reality.

PostHeaderIcon A Brief Look at the History of Horse Racing

Horse racing is one of the most popular spectator sports in the United States and around the world. Every year, millions of fans bet enormous sums of money on the outcomes of major horse races like the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. The history of horse racing dates back thousands of years.

Historians believe that organized horse racing began in ancient Babylon and ancient Egypt. The first official horse race occurred at the Olympic Games in 648 BC. Chariot racing and traditional horse racing were popular in both the Roman and Byzantine Empires.The Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Movies about Horses and Horse Racing

Today, I thought I’d switch it up a little and talk about horses and horse racing in the entertainment world – specifically movies. There are a lot out there and quite a few have come out in the last few years that really dazzled audiences everywhere.

We’ll start off by talking about one that really blew audiences away known simply as War Horse. Part drama and part tragedy, War Horse is just as much about a horse as it is about the people and their struggles against the backdrop of World War I. Issues of compassion and loyalty are touched upon with no small amount of emphasis on the devastation and horror of cruelty to animals.

And, before War Horse, we had Secretariat starring Diane Lane. This biographical sports drama chronicled the rise and fall of the horse we know today as Big Red. If you ever wanted to know about, perhaps, the most iconic horse race in history – and the people behind it – this is the film for you.

And those are just a few movies about horses and horse racing that are worth seeing. Due to the popularity of these films, they aren’t terribly difficult to find and if you have Satellite tv or something close, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting acquainted with these classics.

PostHeaderIcon Top 3 Places to Find Up-To-Date Horse Racing News

Horse racing is an exciting sport with millions of fans around the world. It is also a sport with breaking news every day, so it is important to stay on top of what is happening. Here are the three best places to look for current horse racing news:

1. Daily Racing Form: The DRF is the bible of the horse racing world, with all of the latest news and betting lines for horse races. This publication has been around for more Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Where Should the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Be Held?

The Breeders’ Cup is one of the most prestigious series of horse races in the world. This group of lucrative races has been held at such legendary tracks at Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park. Traditionally, the Breeders’ Cup ranks just behind the Triple Crown races in terms of attendance, so the site of the next set of races should be a track that can accommodate that large of a crowd.

The initial front runner to host the 2013 Breeders’ Cup was Belmont Park in New York, home of the Belmont Stakes. Belmont has not hosted Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Advantages and Disadvantages of Attending the Kentucky Derby

There is nothing quite like attending a horse race. The Kentucky derby in particular is one of the most amazing races you can attend because it offers excitement, cuisine and a great time. You will never regret going to a horse race.

Here are the advantages of attending the Kentucky derby:

Excitement – Horse races always offer excitement and a fantastic time while there. You will not regret it for this reason alone.

You do not have to cook – A nice advantage of the Kentucky derby is that they offer Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Pros and Cons of Horse Race Betting Online

Betting on horse races is a time-honored tradition that can prove both lucrative and exciting with the right knowledge of the sport. Casinos and bookies make millions of dollars each year accepting bets on races at sportsbooks. With improving technology, bettors can now place money on horse races using websites.

The main positive aspect of betting on horse racing online is the convenience. You do not have to go to the track or a sportsbook to place a bet. Plus, many online betting portals show most horse races, so you can Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon What Are the Best Horse Racing Camps for Kids?

With another Triple Crown season behind us, it’s natural for children interested in racing horses to look ahead to next year’s events. Until then, here are a few summer camps for kids interested in pursuing the sport of kings.

Bluegrass Riding Academy near Lexington, Kentucky offers riders age 8-15 the opportunity to hone their skills with daily rides as well as craft projects, games, and activities aimed at learning horse biology and science.

For kids interested in becoming breeders or trainers, there’s the Summer Horse Whispering Camp at the Silver Horse Healing Ranch in Read the rest of this entry »

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