How Much Money Do Horse Racers Make?

Have you ever wanted to know how much money horse racers make? By horse racers we mean the owners, horse trainers, and jockeys who make the sport what it is. You might be surprised to find out the earnings for the various professionals that are involved with thoroughbred horse racing can be low. Horse racing is a brutal sport that […] Continue Reading

What is a Jigger in Horse Racing?

One of the most controversial topics in the world of thoroughbred horse racing is the use of electrical devices to stimulate horses in a race. If you have ever wondered what is a jigger in horse racing, this article will explain what the device is and how it is used. We will also examine some of the ethical concerns surrounding […] Continue Reading

James E. “Sunny” Fitzsimmons – Horse trainer

There aren’t many horse racing trainers who can claim a spot in the Brittanica encyclopedia. James E. “Sunny” Fitzsimmons is one of them. Born in the late 1800’s and living until 1966, Sunny Jim was a witness to some of the most dramatic moments in horse racing. He was also an active participant in many of them. The horses who […] Continue Reading

Nick Zito – Horse Trainer

Nick Zito has accomplished many things in his 70 years of life. Chief among these is a brilliance for training thoroughbred race horses. What many people may not know is that Zito is also a tireless advocate for the well-being of retired race horses and horses that are still in competition. He is a rare breed among horse trainers. Zito […] Continue Reading

Tom Smith – horse trainer

The story of Seabiscuit is one of the best in horse racing. In the 1930’s, Seabiscuit became America’s horse, lifting the spirits of people who were suffering due to the Great Depression. While the story of this little horse is familiar to many people, the story of his trainer Tom Smith is not. It is a story of a man […] Continue Reading

Jack Van Berg

Jack Van Berg has a permanent place among the legends of horseracing. Now 81 years old, Van Berg is still going strong with more than 6,000 career wins. His most noteworthy accomplishments include winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in 1987 with Alysheba. Van Berg is known for his straightforward method of training and for being one of […] Continue Reading

Doug O’Neill : Horse Trainer

Doug O’Neill is one of the more controversial trainers in horseracing today. While some question O’Neill’s training methods and his use of medications, there can be no denying his recent success. The trainer has won more than 2,000 races including a much-heralded run at the Triple Crown in 2012 with I’ll Have Another and a win in the 2016 Kentucky […] Continue Reading

Horse Trainer: King T. Leatherbury

Since the early 1960’s, King T. Leatherbury has dominated thoroughbred horseracing in his home state of Maryland. Rarely venturing outside of the state, Leatherbury has become a racing legend who is closing in on 6,500 career wins. It was announced in 2015 that Leatherbury would be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, and he is […] Continue Reading

Frank Whiteley, Jr. Horse Trainer

The 49-year thoroughbred training career of Frank Whiteley, Jr. is almost beyond compare in the sport of horseracing. The Hall of Fame legend trained some of the most successful horses of all time including the great Ruffian. To this day Whiteley’s training influence can be found in how horses are managed and cared for. Frank Whiteley was born in 1915 […] Continue Reading

Trainer Profile : Charlie Whittingham

Few men have had more influence on the careers of racehorse trainers than the legendary Charlie Whittingham. As you read through the horse trainer profiles on EZ Horse Betting you will note that many present-day trainers began their careers under the tutelage of Whittingham or cite him as a strong influence. Considered one of the true legends of horseracing, Charlie […] Continue Reading

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