Its all about horse racing…
Horse racing is growing in popularity all over the world, and as a result we are seeing more websites devoted to it. Whether your interest is in seeing the horses, the jockeys or placing a wager or two, the following websites are useful and entertaining. Here you can find out results and read up on news from the horse racing world. While there are hundreds of websites, these ten ranked at the top of the list using Alexa traffic count ratings. You will likely find at least a couple that will serve your needs. Most of these are not predominantly betting sites although some may have information about that as well. Most of them are simply informative and full of desired data on horses, jockeys and more. And they’re off!
Global Alexa Rating: 8,994
Racing Post is the most followed website for news about horse racing including horse racing cards and results, seasonal stats, races in focus, racing tips, what jockeys are hot, what trainers are hot and which jockey/trainer team to watch. They also offer a members’ club for more than just news and updates – get things like Topspeed ratings, spotlight comments, advanced results search, horse tracker, statistics, pedigree information and much more for a monthly or annual membership fee. There is also a section of the website devoted to greyhound racing. The news section includes top stores and news live and tipping live. They also have a mobile site and apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. They also have an app for football and greyhound.
Global Alexa Rating: 23,239
Equibase Company is a trusted source for thoroughbred racing information. The company was formed in 1991 to provide the Thoroughbred racetracks of North America with a uniform, industry-owned database of racing information and statistics. In 1998, they became the sole data collection agency and provider of racing data to the Daily Racing Form. Through their website, mobile platform and mobile applications, they offer a comprehensive menu of handicapping products, statistical information and video race replays in support of the North American Thoroughbred racing industry. Their wholly owned subsidiary TrackMaster is also a leading provider of value-added handicapping information. The website is well organized with a pull-down menu for viewing information on horses, jockeys, trainers, owners, tracks and graded stakes. There is also a search window for pulling up information on a specific horse. The site includes racing news, an interactive poll and year-to-date earnings leaders by horses, jockeys, trainers and owners. They have a feature called Virtual Stable which is a free notification service including the “Road to the Triple Crown” Race Series.
Global Alexa Rating: 31,877
Daily Racing Form (DRF) is a sweet website for catching up on top stories, reading amazing blogs and watching preview videos and their Race of the Day video. The Learn section is great for those new to the world of horse racing as it goes into learning to play, the history of horse racing, how to read PPs, how to use EasyForm, how to use Formulator, how to use TicketMaster, wagering and winning, racing post ratings and much more. Their news section covers things such as breeding news, harness racing, industry news, international racing, sales news and weekend racing. Check out headlines, tweets and opinion columns all designed to enhance your horse racing enjoyment.
Global Alexa Rating: 66,947
Blood-Horse Publications has been serving the thoroughbred industry since 1916. The website is organized into a number of headings: News, Triple Crown, Racing, Breeding, Stallions, Sales, International, Horses, Blogs and more. The News section includes latest news, Triple Crown, racing, breeding, international, horse health, handicapping and more. The Racing section includes racing news, race results and videos, race replays, stakes calendar, racetracks, leaders by earnings and more. There is a ton of information about breeding and sire lists that is designed to serve the equine owner and breeder. The site has a number of free reports as well as premium reports for sale. Readers can also subscribe to their magazine which is 52 issues per year for $99, with discounts for longer subscriptions. Readers can also receive email updates on such things as daily news, breaking news alerts, racing previews, racing recap, week in review, special events, pedigree news and stallion information. Alternatively, you can register with them and receive newsletters.
Global Alexa Rating: 69,459
TVG is a large online wagering company but still makes this list because their website is very comprehensive with information and also offers quite a few member benefits. They are an e-gaming community. They have been offering US-based online horse race wagering since 1993. They have a very useful learning center for learning about TVG, about race programs, how to place wagers and many useful tutorials. A nice feature is the ability to watch TVG programming on your television. Enter in your ZIP code and it will give you the channel to watch for those providers in your area. They have a channel on many cable networks as well as DirecTV and Dish Network. Some of their TV shows include The Morning Line, Race Night, Racing Coast to Coast, The Late DDouble, Pick 6 Central, The Quarters and The Works. They also have TVG Video online. Members receive 10 video hours for free at the beginning of each month and earn additional hours by wagering or by purchase. This area includes Live Track Video and Race Replays.
Global Alexa Rating: 147,483
This website is devoted to the sport of harness racing. The US Trotting Association was founded in 1939. Pathway is the USTA’s Internet-based computer database which is your source for complete and official data on Standardbred racing and breeding. Here you will find horse information, racing information, breeding information and more. There are even video replays. The website includes news headlines, announcements, hoof beats blogs, today’s top stories, information about what harness racing is and much more. There is also a complete calendar of all races that includes race date, track, age, sex and gait of horse, the name of the race and the purse. Readers can also sign up for their monthly Hoof Beats newsletter or subscribe to the Hoof Beats Magazine. Another useful tool is the STARS stallion showcase which is an online listing of featured stallions that contains current performance information on their offspring. Lots of information available on this website including top performers, sire statistics, world records, racing results and more.
Global Alexa Rating: 152,257
While some sites are for breeders and owners, this site is totally for the fans. It was developed as a free, wiki community focused on racing information, insights and discussion for passionate horse racing fans. It is currently in Beta as it is the first edition of the site and they are working to continually develop and improve it. Features include: Stakes Tracker, The Grid, Plays of the Day, News and Commentary and more. They are completely independent of race tracks, organizations and handicapping providers so they are able to present objective views on the horse racing industry. Some of the information you will find her includes top 250 all-time horses, the International top 500 horses, news on jockeys, news on trainers and news on owners. There are also tons of exclusive blogs to be found here. They are doing a fantastic job of discussing information about the Kentucky Derby and giving such information as the top 40 2014 contenders and the 2013 results. Join as a member (FREE) and get free Derby tips and much more.
Global Alexa Rating: 409,487
TrackMaster is an Equibase Company and is a leading provider of value-added handicapping information. Join the TrackMaster Players Club and receive free products, special offers and more. They provide data to horse racing handicappers of every skill level with several product lines of varying depth. They are the only company with the ability to provide data on the three major breeds of racing: Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Harness Racing. They offer tons of raw data as well as enhanced and value-added statistics including Power Ratings, Equibase Speed Figures, Equibase Class Ratings, Pace Style Figures, Pace Figures and Sire and Dam statistics. The Free Stuff tab has a number of freebies worth looking at including their blog and the Virtual Stable which is a free notification service for harness racing that sends e-mail alerts when a horse is entered in or has completed a race.
Global Alexa Rating: 780,436
Founded in 1998, the NTRA is a membership-based trade association for the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. They are served by a Board of Directors. They have a number of different memberships to consider. One is Inside Track which is free and a way to stay on top of year-round horse racing action through customized monthly e-newsletters, online contests, chats, live video events and more. Go Baby Go is a $35 membership that includes free trial subscriptions to a number of publications, discounts and other benefits. There is also the NHC Tour and Horseplayers’ Coalition which are outlined on the website. One last option is to register for their Night School which is an interactive live fan education forum. The lessons found there are simulcast to racing websites in a syndicated manner. Also found on the website is latest news and latest press releases.
Global Alexa Rating: 1,634,251
This is a rather fun site to go to for some extra reading about horse racing. The Reading Room is a great place to start with blogs, articles, links to other articles out on the Internet, and archived copies of The Saratoga Special – Saratoga’s daily newspaper on thoroughbred racing. There is also a link to view TDN – Thoroughbred Daily News. You will also enjoy the Photo Galleries section which has images from all over. You can also sign up for their newsletter or follow them on Facebook. You’ll enjoy the journalism approach to horse racing found on this website brought to you by Joe and Sean Clancy and Tom Law who came on board in 2013.
Horses are incredibly beautiful creatures so it is not difficult to become enamoured with them. Horse racing is full of excitement and if you are going to bet on races, you really need to do your homework and learn about the horses, the jockeys and trainers. You wouldn’t buy stock by closing your eyes and putting your finger down on the stock market page of the newspaper, so neither should you choose a horse because you like its name. These websites will help you become a more knowledgeable and probably more successful gambler, as well as invoke an appreciation for all that goes on in the horse racing industry.