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.
The so-called “sport of kings” has a nasty dark side that the industry would rather have the public not know about.
Held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crown and may determine the Triple Crown winner if that prestigious racing honor is still in contention.
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.
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.
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.
The Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This premier horse race culminates in two weeks of races, parties, and many other special events.
While there are no dog sports in the Summer or Winter Olympics, the 2016 Rio Olympic games did provide dog sport competitors with plenty of lessons.
History has its share of horseracing winners, some as underdogs, and some as sure winners. Let’s take a look at the top racehorses from the past.
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.
What can miniature horses do? PLENTY! Combined Driving is the fastest-growing equine sport, and miniature horses are the fastest-growing division!
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.
In horse racing, racecards are used to give information about the races and the particular horses running in them. Read on to learn how to interpret this information.
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!