Horse an animal which is not only famous for the loyalty with humans, but also for the athleticism and strong legs and physique. All over the world horse race is a most wanted sports where rich people from all over the world bet on horses to win the race of life. The most famous horse race is conducted every year in South Africa and known as “Durban Cup”. There are so many other countries famous for horse breeding and races. Here we will discuss some very common types of horse races, let’s roll:
Flat Race: Like any other race, flat horse race is something which is organized on a basic level race course. Usually the distance of a flat race course starts from 2 furlongs to 4 miles. Usually this race focuses to judge the speed, stamina of the horse and to test the strategy and tackling of a jockey which can impel the horse to run on a certain track. Like the name suggest this race is a flat track over which the horse runs till the finish line, whoever crosses first will be the winner.
Steeplechase: This is the only race of horses which is quite famous in Ireland then spread towards UK, Canada and USA. The core difference between steeplechase and any other race is, that steeple chase requires the jockey to make the horse jump from the obstacles and ditch the ambushes. Usually the jockey needs to be very cautious regarding speed, posture of the horse and the balance at the same time. Otherwise, if an obstacle or pyramid touches the horse legs (game over) that jockey will lose the points. There is a misconception between hurdle and a steeplechase, in hurdle race the obstacles are small as compared to the steeplechase
Harness racing: under this competition speed is not the only option, a jockey has to balance the cart behind the tried horses for sale. A jockey sat on the cart and handle the horse. The box attached with a two wheeler behind the horse is known as sulky in this race and normally known as ‘cart’. There are some countries where the same race is known as ‘trotting race and pacing race’.
Quarter racing: Specific breeds are eligible for this race such as: Arabian, Spanish and English Bred Horses. Basically a horse is required to gallop on short distances usually the distance of the race are quarter or less mile that’s why this race has been labelled as a quarter racing.
The above mentioned are some common types of horse racing, otherwise there are so many other types and different kinds of horse racing. Which sometimes vary from region to region such as: Maiden Racing, Allowance and claiming race and Stakes racing. In a nutshell horse race has become a famous sport and a good way to gamble and earn. For more information, please log on to http://ken-kingthoroughbreds.com.au/ready-to-run.