Thoroughbred Greats is a horse racing portal for news and information on horses, trainers and jockeys through our blog. We also create comprehensive websites on the famous racehorses YOU love!


Captain Bodgit RacehorseThoroughbred Greats is two things:

1. Horse Racing Blog
2. Collection of Racehorse Websites

This main site serves as a portal to those two things. The Thoroughbred Greats Blog can be accessed by clicking here: Blog. The blog contains a variety of blog posts on all things horse racing. There are picks, winner profiles, race reviews and memories of racehorses/races past! Thoroughbred Greats also extends the invitation for you to submit your writings to us, for a chance to get it published on the blog! All you have to do is write a horse racing related post and e-mail it to us:

You can learn more about horse racing and the Grand National!!

The list of racehorse websites that I have created can be found here.

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Posted on Blog on May 7, 2015 at 3:30pm EST

A look ahead to Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot Meeting is one of the greatest horse racing festivals on the calendar and 300,000 spectators attend the venue every year. This year's festival begins on Tuesday 16th June and will be attended by a number of celebrities and famous figures, none more so than the Queen and other members of the royal family. The meeting, which is Britain's most valuable horse racing festival, will see some of the world's greatest horses compete for over L5.5 million in prize money.

Read More about Royal Ascot...

Learn more about Horse Race Betting here!

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Posted on Blog on February 25, 2015 at 7:15am EST

Emma Chaston

Girl jockey has grand ambition to win the National
By: Paolo Camera

As Tony McCoy, one of racing's legendary jockeys, announces his retirement, there's a teenager champing at the bit to fill his boots.

Sixteen-year-old trainee jockey Emma Chaston has a long way to go to match McCoy's record-breaking 4,000-plus wins, but she has grand ambitions to someday take home one of racing's most coveted titles.

The schoolgirl from Kirkham, near Blackpool, wants to "win all the big races" but her ultimate goal is to be the first female jockey to enter the Grand National winner's enclosure at Aintree.

Emma is already competing in amateur events and has worked with top trainers like Nigel Twiston-Davies and Donald McCain.

Like McCoy, who has won it 19 years on the trot, Emma wants to be named champion jockey and be the first girl to do so.

Read More about Emma...

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Posted on Blog on March 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST

Cheltenham Escapes Frost

We are less than four weeks ahead of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival and all the early signs indicate that the weather is going to be good for the "greatest show on turf" this time around as temperatures are forecast to increase before the meeting begins on March 9.

Unfortunately the frost has played havoc to previous meetings, most notably in 2013 when the freezing conditions forced the organisers to reschedule the times of races on day one of the four day event. There were concerns that year that the whole meeting could be in doubt with the frozen ground, but thankfully it did eventually go ahead, albeit in bitterly cold conditions.

Here is a look at what we have to look forward to in 2015 now that the meeting is set to avoid the frost.


TBGreats Racehorse Websites

Thoroughbred Greats hosts a few websites dedicated to famous racehorses with complete biography, race record, and information on owner, jockey, trainer. Check them out:

Man O' War

NEW SITE! Ghostzapper - 2004 Horse of the Year and record breaker!
Man o' War - Arguably the greatest racehorse of all time!
Seabiscuit - The American Legend who defeated the odds!
Cigar - America's Horse who went on a 16 race win streak!
Regret - The first filly to win the Kentucky Derby!
Ruffian - The big filly who ran against the boys, but who had a terrible tragedy.

I have also written a few blog posts on some racehorses. These blogs don't contain as much information as the websites above:

Gander - A look back at Gander's smashing riderless "win" in the 2002 Saratoga Breeders Cup Handicap!
Behrens - Behrens memorable run in the 1999 MassCap @ Suffolk Downs.
Captain Bodgit - The formidable closer who came close in 2 legs of the 1997 Triple Crown!
Real Quiet - My personal favorite, one horse who came within a nose of a Triple Crown victory in 1997!

123bet Horse race betting - The home of live horse race betting in America