The triple crown season started with last week's Fountain of Youth Stakes in Florida. Sites that cover everything from history to handicapping will help you make sense of the equine world whether you're a big fan or just horsing around.
If you don't know the difference between a trifecta and a quinella, take the Daily Racing Form's Picking Winners 101 class, which schools the browser in everything from placing a bet to tracing bloodlines.
This page devoted to 1996 Horse of the Year Cigar (below) isn't just blowing smoke. There are details from his first race in 1993 to his 16-race winning streak to his retirement at the Ashford stud farm.
This page captures both the racing and social scenes of the Triple Crown's first leg, with year-by-year Derby summaries and vital stats such as margin of victory and number of mint juleps served.
See Secretariat's pedigree, take the Triple Crown trivia quiz and follow week-by-week profiles of this year's contenders provided by Blood Horse magazine's online correspondents.
sites we'd like to see
Real time video of Nykesha Sales's record-breaking basket.
Kenneth Starr's page soliciting info on Greg Norman's link to Clinton-Lewinsky.