Rookies Guide to Racing

Guide to Racing - Who's Who

The Rookies Guide to Racing – Who’s Who

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] There are a ton of people wandering around a racecourse – and a lot of them actually work there (Racing officials, connections, sponsors, ‘big names’ etc). Here’s our quick Rookies Guide – Who’s Who! Amateur – riders who are not professional jockeys. Mr, Mrs, Captain, etc. with their names on …

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Guide to Racing - Jargon

The Rookies Guide to Racing – Jargon

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] Guide to Racing – Jargon. If you’re a Rookie, going to the races can sometimes feel like  you’ve been transplanted into a foreign country – and you don’t undertand the language! Here’s a list of lingo the racing set use to chat to each other. Sprinkle these words into your …

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First time racing, Clare Balding

The Rookies Guide to Racing – First time racing tips from Clare Balding

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] First time racing? Here are Clare Balding’s Top Ten Tips to help you make the most of your racing day out: TIP ONE: Make sure your shoes aren’t too tight. If you’re going to wear new shoes, make sure they aren’t too tight. You will do a lot of walking, …

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The Rookies Guide to Racing – The Basics

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] The Basics In racing, there are only two seasons – Flat, and Jump (National Hunt) – never mind this ‘spring, summer, autumn, winter’ nonsense. Racing is a year-round sport with the Flat season taking place between March and October and the National Hunt (or Jump, or ‘the sticks’) season taking …

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Handicap Races

The Rookies Guide to Racing – Handicap Races

If you’ve ever watched or listened to a Race, you’ll probably have heard the term ‘Handicapping’. You might have wondered what it means in relation to horseracing – Read more about Handicap Races in our Rookies Guide to Racing. HANDICAP RACES A Handicap is a race where the horses carry different weights. Handicapping in racing requires more …

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Guide to Racing

The Rookies Guide to Racing – The Flat

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] Guide to Racing: Flat Racing – Fast and furious Flat racing, or ‘the Flat’, refers to racing where the horses do not have to jump any obstacles. In sprint races, the horses are bred for speed, while for longer distances stamina is the focus. Horses tend to be bred for …

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Guide to Racing - National Hunt, Aintree Grand National, anatomy of a fence, Anatomy of a Grand National fence

The Rookies Guide to Racing – National Hunt (Jump) Racing

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] Image Credit: Aintree Racecourse Rookies Guide to Racing – National Hunt (Jump) Racing: National Hunt, or Jump Racing takes place during the Winter Months in the UK and Ireland. Have a read through our Rookies Guide, to learn a bit more about what it all means! Jump Racing tends to …

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