A Quick Overview Of Horse Racing
Horse racing is a popular equestrian sport, generally involving two to three horses participating in a competition over a defined course, usually with the lead change coming from one horse to another. Although there are many different types of horse races around the world and a large number of countries where horse racing is recognised as a sport, only a few places have official equestrian races. The most famous of these races being the Dubai World Cup, held every year and the only non-oil equestrian event recognised as a major international sports event. But what is horse racing and how does it relate to the global sports scene?
Organized horse racing is a sport that has developed its own set of standards and traditions. These include betting on the horse, the jockey and the condition of the horses themselves. The purpose of the race is to determine which team is best placed to win and place the first and second place finishers together. The Dubai World Cup, though not officially sanctioned by any governing body, is thought to be the most organized and competitive horse race in the world. Other prestigious events such as the Kentucky Derby and St. Leger horse race in the US are also organized and run professionally. Professional trainers and jockeys are professionally trained to compete and they know their jobs very well.
Betting on the horse itself and the jockeys is the basis of horse racing. It is estimated that over half of all spectators at a race will be betting on the winner. The horses are marked down on a system of yellow and black lines, the horses to be bet on moving to the next line and so on. Jockeys are also professionals and can bet for the trainer and the driver but not for the whole field. They are backed up by spotters who make mistakes and help them to stay away from losing.
The Melbourne Cup is the most famous of all races. It is the horse race that draws the most people and draws the biggest crowds. Every year, Australia hosts the Melbourne Cup, the most prestigious and well-known horse race in the world. The race takes place in the historic Royal Park on the banks of the Yarra River.
The next most famous horse race after the Melbourne Cup is the Kentucky Derby. The derby is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. Like the Melbourne Cup, the Derby benefits both the trainer and the jockey. Both live and work at the Kentucky Derby, which makes the competition stiffer every year. The Derby benefits financially as well as commercially and the stakes are high. The three main stakes in the derby are the favorite, second, and third place.
The final major horse race of the year is the Breeders Cup, also known as the National Postcard Series. The St. Leger, or Grand Prix de France, is the most prestigious and widely traveled race in the world. While it doesn’t have the popularity of the other events, the Derby and the Kentucky Derby benefit the breed. The purse is also bigger for the Derby and the Kentucky Derby. This year’s event will be held in Louisville, Kentucky.