horse racing

BettingHorse RacingStrategy
June 21, 2017

Jockeys: Their Role in the Mornings

Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images A jockey’s primary role in horse racing is to safely ride a horse in a race and, hopefully, in a winning manner. Part of being a successful jockey is establishing and maintaining relationships with…
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BettingHistoryHorse RacingStrategy
April 11, 2017


Silks: Commonly Asked Questions Silks, also known as “colors”, are the colorful jackets and helmet covers that a jockey wears in a race; they are used to silently announce the owner of the horse and to also help identify the…
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Horse Racing
March 29, 2017

A Plea For Change

A Plea For Change After the second version of Horse Racing 101 went live in October of 2016, I took a step back and quickly began focusing on my personal life. I came to terms with the end of my…
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BettingHorse HealthHorse Racing
October 15, 2016

If The Shoe Fits

If The Shoe Fits This article was written by Horse Racing 101 correspondent and lifelong horseman, Heather Gregorek. There are as many types of shoes used within horse racing; their use can be for protection of the foot due to…
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Horse HealthHorse Racing
October 15, 2016

Common Breathing Disorders

Common Breathing Disorders As an owner, you may not be in the stable with your horses on a daily basis but you will likely be communicating regularly with your trainer of choice, racing manager, or syndicate manager. It is important…
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Horse HealthHorse RacingLasix
October 15, 2016


The biggest debate in American horse racing is over the use of the race day medication, Furosemide, more commonly known as Salix or Lasix. This is the second and final article on the topic of Lasix use in North America;…
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Horse HealthHorse RacingStrategy
October 15, 2016

Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage  There are no greater topics of debate in the horse racing industry than the use of race-day furosemide, also known as Lasix or Salix. This article is the first in a two part series detailing the reason why there…
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