Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred Articles from The Equine Report

All Thoroughbred horses trace back to three Arabians imported to England in the 18th century. Thoroughbreds have been bred for stamina and speed ever since. Thoroughbred blood adds value to other breeds, whether the TB is allowed into the studbook (as with the Appendix Quarter Horse and the warmblood breeds) or is used for hybrid vigor (Appendix QH, Anglo-Arabian, half-TB pintos and more). Watch Thoroughbreds run: you’re mesmerized as the race develops. Is a horse coming from behind, leading all the way, sticking to the rail, going wide, or boxed in? It’s all very cerebral and strategic until the horses turn for home and reach deep inside for that last bit of courage… Then the crowd starts chanting “C’mon” and “Go-go-go” until they are all yelling like crazy, even the elegant ladies in their stylish hats.

Jumonville Farms: Taking Quarter Horse Breeding into the Future

  By Barbara Newtown. J. E. Jumonville, Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder, lives with his wife Bunny…

Secret To Success: a Derby Win and Racing’s Doping Addiction

by Ryan Goldberg, ProPublica. On looks alone, Northern Dancer did not stand out as he entered the starting gate for…

Introducing the Retired Racehorse Project

By Emily McAtee. Two years ago, a colt called American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown: the first horse to do…