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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Learn exactly what a gallop is and how to stay balanced in a two-point position while galloping.
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.
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.
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.