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.

Triple Crown – FINALLY!

Written by Barbara Newtown Original Publish Date June 2015 Victor Espinoza reacts after crossing the finish…

The Courage and Compassion of Maggi Moss

Written by Barbara Newtown Original Publish Date January 2015 Maggi Moss runs Thoroughbreds at tracks across the country. She’s only…

Abe Hawkins: A Louisiana Racing Hall of Fame Jockey

Compliments of the River Road African American Museum  Original Publish Date April 2013 Abe Hawkins (unknown - 1867) was…