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Archive for January, 2014

In Profile: Alex Bird

Thu ,09/01/2014

Alex Bird was Britain’s first professional gambler and made an incredible two million a year from the generosity of bookmakers. What is more incredible was that this was in the 1940s. Alex Bird is revered as one of the best horse racing gamblers ever to have lived.

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2013 Year End Review

Fri ,03/01/2014

horse racingMy annual look back at the best and worst of horse racing for the year. Included are links to major race results and obituaries for some of the horses and people we lost in 2013. To the right is Much Macho Man (inside) defeating Will Take Charge in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

2013 Year End Review originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at 14:17:27.

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365 Days of Racing Term Videos

Wed ,01/01/2014

horse racingRetired jockey Frank Lovato Jr. of JockeyWorld.org has created an excellent series of YouTube videos illustrating 365 different racing terms using photos and videos for examples as well as narration. This is a great resource for any racing fan and does a great job educating people about horse racing. Check out the terms he used here.

365 Days of Racing Term Videos originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at 10:03:48.

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