A Brief History of Black Champion Jockey Isaac Murphy
Born in 1861 to free black parents, Isaac Murphy became one of the greatest jockeys in America. . . and then white people squeezed him out of horse racing. Learn more about his story here.
A Quick List of Canine Sports for Your Dog
Wondering what your fur-pal might be able to compete in? Check out this curated, easy-to-understand list of dog sports in the United States. Each sport listed includes training expectations and physical requirements for both dogs and humans.
Pimlico Race Course, the Preakness Stakes, and Maryland Equestrian Culture
Every May, two weeks after "The Run for the Roses," the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, hosts the Preakness Stakes, which is the second leg of the prestigious Triple Crown.
Everything You Need to Know About Horseback Riding
We've all been there . . .you watched "National Velvet" or read "Black Beauty," and suddenly, you just have to ride a horse. If this is the case, don't rush out and saddle up a pony quite yet. Here's what you need to know first.
Mul-Chu-Tha All-Indian Rodeo: Riding, Roping, and Racing on the Res
A part of the annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair, the people of the Akimel O'Odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) tribes welcome rodeo fans to the All-Indian rodeo in Sacaton. Community spirit meets rough stock!
Rosie Napravnik: The Best Female Jockey of All-Time
Rosie Napravnik is on a mission to rewrite the record books when it comes to the success of female riders. However, she also would love nothing more than to be considered the best jockey overall.
How to Stay Balanced While Horseback Riding at a Gallop
Learn exactly what a gallop is and how to stay balanced in a two-point position while galloping.
Famous International Horse Racecourses From France, Germany and Australia
France has some idyllic racecourses including Longchamp, the home of the lucrative Arc de Triomphe race, and Chantilly, 30 miles north of Paris. Germany boats brilliant courses at Baden Baden and Cologne, while Australia has more than 700 courses across the outback.
Famous Racehorse Owners: Queens, Knights, Duchesses, and More
Queen Elizabeth, grandmother of Prince William and Harry, is a passionate horse racing fan and owns a large number of horses. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson also owns racehorses, as does striker and former David Beckham team-mate Michael Owen.
10 Race Tracks Every Horse Racing Fan Should Visit
If you haven't been to a race track in person, then you're missing out on some of the greatness of the thoroughbred racing experience. Every horse racing fan should visit these ten great race tracks at least once in their life.