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Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred racing has a rich history in the US and around the world. The breed as we know it today originated in 17th century England and was soon introduced the United States. Known as the “Sport of Kings”, Thoroughbred racing has attracted fans for their love of horses, pageantry, competition, and of course, wagering.

Thoroughbreds typically race on a flat track over dirt, turf, or a synthetic surface. A race may be as short as 4.5 furlongs or as long as two miles, but most Thoroughbreds run between 6 furlongs and 1 ¼ miles. Race tracks are found in all regions of the country, and each track has its own history and offers a unique experience. Visit our track pages to learn more.

For many, the Kentucky Derby is the highlight of the Thoroughbred racing season. Held on the first Saturday in May, the cultural significance of the event and the competitive horses it attracts have earned it the nickname of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. But the sport also features the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the Santa Anita Handicap, the entire Breeders’ Cup festival, and much more.

BetAmerica offers live streaming video and wagering for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse tracks across the US and Canada. With content from dozens of tracks, every day brings exciting racing and wagering opportunities.