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.

5B Farm – A Vision Comes True

Written by Barbara Newtown Original Publish Date December 2014 Night racing at Evangeline Downs, July 3, 2010: Miss Bean Wah,…

Meet the Track Announcer – Michael Chamberlain

Written by: Mike Milazzo and Barbara Newtown Original Publish Date June 2015  Michael Chamberlain, track announcer at Evangeline Downs, is…

Why Was A Triple Crown Winner Probable or Even Possible?

Written by Glenn Delahoussaye Original Publish Date June 2015 A Triple Crown Winner Probable or Even Possible? Good Question, and…