Winning Post's Francesca Cumani looks at how racing on the dirt feels to both horses and jockeys....
Orb, far back in the pack for much of the race, made a late charge to win the 139th running of the mud-spattered Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
The curtain was raised on the English flat racing season in emphatic style as the Godolphin-owned Dawn Approach stormed to victory in the 2,000 Guineas, the first "classic" of the season, at Newmarket's Rowley Mile Saturday.
She's got some of the softest hands in the business. But just because jockey Rosie Napravnik has a gentle touch, doesn't mean she's a push over.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik hopes to make history by being the first woman to win the Kentucky Derby.
3-time Kentucky Derby champion Gary Stevens talks to CNN about his return to the saddle after seven years in retirement.
History is against Kevin Krigger. A black jockey hasn't won America's most prestigious race -- the Kentucky Derby -- for over a century.
"Horsey!" scream the children staring in awe at the glossy chestnut thoroughbred towering above them.
"She has an incredible legacy," Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard tweeted.
Australian wonder mare Black Caviar extended her unbeaten streak to 25 races in some style on Saturday, blowing away her rivals in the TJ Smith Stakes at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse.
It may seem counter intuitive. But sometimes you've got to go backwards to go forwards.
Winning Post's Francesca Cumani travels to the richest day of horse racing at the Dubai World Cup.
Emirati jockey Ahmed Ajtebi talks to WInning Post's Francesca Cumani about his journey into horse racing.
Animal Kingdom roared into the record books at Meydan Racecourse Saturday, blowing away the rest of the field to become only the second Kentucky Derby winner to triumph in the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race.
Wigmore Hall and horses from across the globe are being drawn to Dubai by the world's richest race day.
Rising from the desert like a space-age skyscraper, there is something equally awe-inspiring and unnerving about the five-star Meydan Hotel.
Once you've battled through the queues, check-in, extortionate on board snacks and cramped seating, it's no wonder so many economy airline passengers complain about flying "cattle-class."
Britain's prestigious Royal Ascot has increased its prize money to a record $7.5 million, in an effort to attract the top race horses from around the world.
What do Britain's Queen Elizabeth, soccer star Wayne Rooney and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg all have in common?
Francesca Cumani travels to Doha to meet Brad Smith, the man who is turning the Qatari desert green.
Rising from the desert like a white Arabian castle, Umm Qarn has all the trimmings you'd expect of a six-star luxury hotel.
Qatar is welcoming champion horses, trainers and jockeys in what could be considered a 6 stars luxury stud.
CNN's Winning Post meets David Bouland, who left his native France for the Qatari capital 15 years ago.
Think of the greatest American sports stars of all time and names like Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali and Serena Williams will likely spring to mind.
She graced the cover of Vogue, launched a best-selling biography and was named Australian Sportswoman of the Year.
CNN's Francesca Cumani looks at a sport that combines man, horse and skis.
CNN's Francesca Cumani looks at how horses and jockeys manage to remain safe while running on a thick frozen lake.
Francesca Cumani looks at the many speed sports that draw crowds to St Moritz.
Para-gliders soar above the snowy peaks and broad pistes where hundreds of youngsters are taking their first lessons at Europe's biggest ski school.
It was a foggy winter's night on the remote Ballymany Stud Farm in Ireland when its head groom Jim Fitzgerald heard a knock at the door.
Purebred Arabian stallions dominate the world of endurance horse events, but it is increasingly likely that the rider guiding them to glory will be a young woman.
Francesca Cumani visits two endurance legends to find out more about the makings of a champion.
Francesca Cumani embarks on a 4X4 vehicle to track the competitors' as they take up the challenge of long distance racing
CNN's Francesca Cumani visits two endurance legends to find out more about the makings of a champion.
Winning Post meets a group of Emirati women, to discuss how they took up the challenge of long distance racing .
Long Run edged outsider Captain Chris to reclaim the prestigious King George VI Chase crown at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.
A buzz ripples through the packed stadium as word quickly spreads: "He's here."
Animal welfare groups have criticized the "utterly barbaric" whipping of a horse which competed in a race against Paralympic icon Oscar Pistorius.
Sprinter Oscar Pistorius made history this year by becoming the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games. Now the South African has now set his sights on an altogether different opponent.
Longines Hong Kong Cup is the biggest event of the year, a highlight for the sport's growing Asian fan base.
Hong Kong's elite jockeys tell Francesca Cumani about their life on and off track.
Shortage of space is a major issue in Hong Kong. But horse trainers are tackling this with a unique solution.
With its cartoon-like skeleton and blood-red muscles on display, the horse parading around the race track has all the appearances of a very late Halloween prank.
Champion jockey Frankie Dettori has vowed to "rebuild his reputation" after accepting a six-month suspension, having been found guilty of using a banned substance.
Beasts of burden, winners of wars and beloved as the sport of Kings -- now horses are being used to cure the ills of modern life.
With her doe eyes, razor-sharp cheek bones, flowing jet black locks and the most talked-about rump in the business, it's no wonder she's on the cover of arguably the world's most prestigious fashion magazine.
Top jockey Frankie Dettori was handed a temporary ban from riding in France Wednesday after giving a positive drugs test for a banned substance.
Say these names as fast as you can: Hoof Hearted, Whykickamoocow, Oh no it's my mother-in-law, Maythehorsebewithyou.
Jockey Frankie Dettori is facing an investigation after his lawyer confirmed he had given a "positive test" at a race meeting in France in September.
CNN's Liz Neisloss takes a look at why a growing number of international horse trainers are making the move to Singapore.
Amid Asia's booming horse racing scene, Singapore's Gold Cup draws some star power. Liz Neisloss reports.
Far from eating carrots and apples a race horse's diet actually very sophisticated, designed by equine nutritionists.
It may seem like an odd partnership -- one weighs half a ton, the other just 50 kilograms. But when a jockey jumps on the back of a massive racehorse, it can be a multi-million-dollar match made in heaven.
Green Moon owner, Lloyd Williams and jockey, Brett Prebble talk after winning the 2012 Melbourne Cup.
Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, explains what makes the Melbourne Cup the 'greatest handicap race in the world.'
Gai Waterhouse is a former model turned horse trainer, who learned the trade from her father, the legendary TJ Smith.
CNN's Winning Post presenter Francesca Cumani interviews her father, Luca who twice finished second in the Melbourne Cup.
"I was surrounded by cameramen, all on their knees like proposing Victorian swains, shooting upwards to make my skirt look even shorter. I had no idea this was going to happen -- this was publicity that I certainly had not planned." Model Jean Shrimpton.
After conquering the race track, superstar colt Frankel is set to become one of the most sought-after gigolos on the planet -- and his rival's mum could be the perfect love match.
From the moment the ancient Greeks held the first Olympics 2,700 years ago, our picture perfect image of elite sportsmen has revolved around the oiled, ripped, macho body.
Racing legend Frankie Dettori will work as a freelance jockey in 2013, ending an 18-year spell with the Dubai-owned Godolphin stable.
It wasn't his flashiest performance, but Frankel made sure his final race was also his most dramatic as he overhauled French rival Cirrus des Aigles to maintain his unbeaten record and cap a remarkable three-year career at the summit of his sport.
This is an obituary, but not as you know it. One, the subject of this obituary is a horse. And two, he isn't dead.
Undefeated in all thirteen of his races, Frankel is now preparing for this fourteenth and final challenge.
Throughout history, the greatest artists have relied on their muses to inspire, enchant and satisfy them.
Britain's Ascot racecourse hosts the most eagerly awaited finale of the flat-racing season on Saturday as the world's top-rated horse Frankel bids to crown his remarkable career by securing a 14th consecutive win.
Top jockey Richard Hughes achieved the remarkable feat of seven winners from an eight-race card in a meeting at Windsor Monday.
Al Galope viaja hasta Sudáfrica para la carrera más importante del país: el Durban July.
Al Galope visita uno de los tres creadores de carreras más importantes de Argentina, Haras Vacación.
William Buick habla con Al Galope sobre sabe los requerimientos de de ser un jinete campeón.
Francesca Cumani muestra el proceso de alistar un caballo antes de una carrera.
Bullet train, el hermano mayor de cinco años del favorito Frankel, juega un papel importante en sus carreras.
On a blazing summer's day in 1961, a race horse called Puss n Boots decided enough was enough and took an impromptu dip in a nearby lake. The only problem? He was racing at the Fort Erie Race Track at the time.
Equine physiotherapist, Pascal Chemel explains why leg injuries need not spell the end of a racehorse's career
Orfevre is beaten by Solemia at the 2012 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Japanese raider Orfevre failed in his bid to become the first non-European trained winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when he was denied by home-grown outsider Solemia at Longchamp Sunday.
The eyes of the world may be on Orfevre, but could France's Shareta be on course for a shock win?
Can Orfevre live up to the hopes of a racing-mad Japanese public at this year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe?
With names like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent under its belt, it's little wonder Paris has earned a reputation as one of the fashion capitals of the world.
After a wave of scratchings from Longchamp's showpiece, racing fans finally got some good news Wednesday in the form of Camelot.
Danedream's hopes of becoming the first horse in more than three decades to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in successive years have been thwarted by a health scare.
Black Caviar, the undisputed queen of the horse racing world, is set to make a return to action next year.
Think 1960s America and images of hippies, Vietnam protests, the civil rights movement, sexual revolution and drug experimentation will mostly likely spring to mind.
A package of measures designed to improve the safety of the UK's Grand National steeplechase have been announced by British horse racing authorities.
English racing was deprived of its first Triple Crown winner in more than 40 years after Encke, ridden by Mickael Barzalona, got up to beat favorite Camelot by three quarters of a length in the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse Saturday.
Star colt Camelot bids to become to become the first horse since Nijinsky II in 1970 to win the English Triple Crown.
Camelot is real. The name synonymous with King Arthur's mythical kingdom of round tables, opulence and heroism has arrived.
El Hipódromo de Palermo en Buenos Aires es un templo de las carreras de caballo del continente.
Black Caviar, la maravilla australiana, viajo por primera vez fuera de su país buscando su vigésima victoria.
Una vez más Black Caviar tuvo la victoria en el Royal Ascot.
Watch reactions from Danedream's jockey, trainer and owner to her magnificent win in the Grosser Preis von Baden.
Owners, trainers and bloodstock agents flock to Baden-Baden yearling sales to try to snap up the next Danedream.
Rottgen Stud in Germany is hoping to produce the next Danedream.
Germany's superstar race mare Danedream successfully defended the Grosser Preis von Baden at Iffezheim Racecourse Sunday, delighting a home crowd and pleasing connections, who will now target a defense of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp next month.
Her story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie: the little filly considered too small to race is now widely hailed as the best thoroughbred Germany has ever produced.
Danedream is rapidly carving a name for herself as one of the best racing mares in the world.
It's a stirring sight, and it happens just once a year -- a full field of thoroughbred gray horses thundering down one of Britain's most famous racecourses in a fiercely-contested handicap event.
Winning Post's Francesca Cumani reveals how record-breaking wonder horse Frankel has a special helper on the track.
The Magnolia Cup pits the cream of the country's celebrity lady jockeys in a six-furlong race at Glorious Goodwood.
William Buick tells Winning Post how keeping fit is keeping him in the running for the jockeys' championship.
It happened at Royal Ascot. Now it has happened again at York. Any doubts over whether Frankel, rated the best racehorse in the world, would prove himself the master of the 10 furlong distance, as he has over eight furlongs, were dispelled Wednesday.
Alain de Royer-Dupre, un preparador francés de más de 40 años, ha entrenado numerosas ganadoras del Prix de Diane.
El Prix de Diane es la carrera principal de potras en Francia desde el año 1843
Spotting the "next big thing" in sport is an expensive business. Millions of dollars and countless hours are spent on talent identification, but it's an unpredictable science.
Frankel and Black Caviar. The burning question in the horse racing world is whether its two biggest stars will ever get together.
You might think you're a big deal on Twitter. But unless you've got more than 20,000 followers there's a five-year-old horse out there tweeting you into a cyber hole.
Olympic fever gripped the host nation on Wednesday as Britain won its first gold medals of the 2012 Games, but in a quiet corner of England arguably the greatest sporting performance of the day was played out before a much smaller audience of just 13,000 people.
Se acerca el momento más esperado de todo el año en el Hipódromo de las Américas.
Un potrillo de 12 horas de vida que según su cuidador podría ser un campeón pura sangre.
Jordanian Princess Haya bint Al Hussein is a former Olympic athlete and champion of sport in the Middle East.
As more and more celebrities sign up for a day at the races, a growing list are taking their passion for the sport one step further and becoming racehorse owners.
Mike de Kock is South Africa's most successful trainer, producing winners in Dubai, Hong Kong and the UK.
Pomodoro jockey, Piere Strydom talks to CNN after his shock win at the Durban July.
28-1 outsider Pomodoro sprang a surprise to land the Durban July, South Africa's most prestigious race, beating Smanjemanja by a nose to land the R1 710 000 first prize.
Anthony Delpech is a two-time champion jockey in South Africa who has also tasted considerable success abroad.
Francesca Cumani nos hace un repaso a la historia del deporte de los reyes.
Winning Post's Francesca Cumani visits the South African Jockey Academy as past students prepare to race the Durban July.
Francesca Cumani nos hace un repaso a la historia del deporte de los reyes.
El Handicap de las Américas tiene una trayectoria de más de 69 años llevándose acabo en México.
Así se crían los pura sangres para las carreras de caballos.
Aiden O'Brien's superstar colt Camelot added the Irish Derby Saturday to his 2,000 Guineas and English Derby victories earlier this year.
El Handicap de las Américas se celebra todos los años en el Hipódromo de las Américas.
This Saturday, Aiden O'Brien's unbeaten colt Camelot will be aiming to add the Irish Derby to his Epsom Derby victory from earlier this month. It's a neat double, achieved by only 15 horses before him. But his trainer has his eye on another prize.
Death, taxes and Black Caviar. Some things in life are just certain.
Reaction to Black Caviar's narrow win at Royal Ascot to extend a remarkable winning streak.
Shaves don't come much closer than they did on Saturday when Black Caviar maintained her unbeaten record by the narrowest of margins in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Francesca Cumani reports on growing number of celebs pooling their resources to buy a horse.
Fans from across the globe anxiously await Black Caviar's Royal Ascot debut.
Fallen For You sprang a surprise at Royal Ascot to win the Coronation Stakes in convincing fashion from Starscope and Irish History.
CNN looks at why Frankel is being branded, by some, as the greatest racehorse of all time.
Promo del programa Al Galope.
Royal Ascot's most successful jockey Frankie Dettori won a thrilling Gold Cup on Colour Vision in Thursday's feature race.
Finery and high fashion have long been synonymous with the Royal Ascot race meeting, and this year patrons are being scrutinized to a level which is almost unparalleled in the world of sport.
The Queen's hopes of marking her Diamond Jubilee with a win at Royal Ascot were dashed when her horse, Carlton House, was beaten by two-and-a-quarter lengths by So You Think in the showpiece Prince of Wales Stakes on Wednesday.
In 1973, Secretariat won horse racing's Triple Crown and set records that still stand today at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. Now, 39 years later, the legend has been recognized as having also set a still-standing record at the Preakness Stakes.
Frankel first, the rest nowhere. Astonishing Frankel won the Queen Anne Stakes, the opening race of Royal Ascot, in spectacular style on Tuesday, smashing a classy field by 11 lengths to reassert his claims to be recognized as the world's best racehorse.
Winning Post's Francesca Cumani talks to jockey, Gerald Mosse at the Prix de Diane.
Winning Post's Francesca Cumani looks back on the history of the Prix de Diane at Chantilly Racecourse.
CNN's Winning Post profiles Alain Royer-Dupre, one of France's most successful horse trainers.
Unbeaten Australian sprinter, Black Caviar is a racing superstar with her own twitter account, blog and shop.
Black Caviar's racing manager Jeff O'Connor speaks to Winning Post after the champion mare cantered in Newmarket.
Among race horses, Secretariat is revered as one of the best of all time. His legacy was captured in the 2010 movie "Secretariat," which tells the story of the thoroughbred's Triple Crown victory.
London is bracing itself for a deluge of sporting egos as the best athletes in the world descend on the British capital for the Olympic Games. But an hour away, in the sleepy town of Newmarket, Suffolk, the biggest diva of all has already landed.
Andrew Balding talks to CNN's Winning Post about the Upcoming Epsom Derby
Horse trainer ken McPeek talks to CNN's Richard Roth about I'll Have Another's injury and the effect on the Belmont.
Union Rags roared from behind to win the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, one day after the winner of the first two legs of horse racing's fabled Triple Crown dropped out due to an injury.
Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another will not race in Belmont due to injury. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
I'll Have Another, the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is out of Saturday's Belmont Stakes because of a leg injury and has been retired from racing, his team said.
A workers strike at Belmont Park racetrack has been averted just in time for the track to host I'll Have Another's attempt at the Triple Crown title on Saturday.