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Did you know that horse racing is one of the oldest sports in existence. It’s been around for centuries!
Back in the day, horses were a common means of transportation – like having a car today. And in Ancient Times people used horses to race against one another in competitions. Some were state-wide and featured riders from all over the country… just to see who the best rider was.
Besides horses, chariots were also used in races – not just in battle. And chariot races were also a popular form of entertainment – lots of people watched them. However, when you fast forward to today you’ll likely see chariots in museums as relics of days long gone.
In contrast, horse racing has managed to survive the test of time and there are horse racing events held in many countries. There are lots of reasons why these events are visited by crowds of people. Some of them are listed below:
The Event Itself Is Thrilling
The audience gets excited with every single race. The possibility that your favourite racehorse might win is a thrill in itself – and as a rule, if this happens you’ll be bursting with joy. Some might argue that racehorses are used just for entertainment, but these horses are extremely well cared for and bred specifically for racing.
Another aspect that makes horse racing events exciting is the audience’s ability to place bets. You can even find the latest horse betting odds at online bookies nowadays and also place your bets online. However, you do need to be responsible when visiting these sites and placing bets.
You can also think of horse racing as a social gathering – somewhere you can spend time with your family. Alternatively, you can meet up with your friends and have a great time. And as Racing is a popular and safe sport for everyone, there’s nothing stopping you from going solo and meeting some interesting people.
Horse Racing Is All About Responsibility
As mentioned before, racing horses are taken care of well. This means that the owner of the horse takes care of it properly. The right food and the right care makes all the difference and the right amount and kind of exercise will bring a horse’s racing skills to their peak.
Moreover, the jockeys spend lots of time with their horses. The more time they spend together, the more that horse will be used to the commands the jockey gives and will perform better during the races. In short, by being responsible for your racing horses you’ll have them ready for any UK racing events or any other event for that matter.
Horse Racing Is Also About Fashion
When you think of a football match, you think of a stadium of fans of both teams that are casually dressed in T-shirts, jeans, shorts, and other pieces of clothing depending on the weather. However, when it comes to horse races, the dress code is often quite formal. This means that men and women will dress up, wearing special outfits, suits, ties, shoes, and more. And if it’s a high-end horse racing event then you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were watching a fashion runway.
Allison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), there’s a lot more to learn…