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Top 4 strange horse races around the world

Riding on horseback chasing a girl to be kissed is one of the weirdest forms of horse racing in the world.

Horse racing is a favorite in the world especially in England and some Asian countries. Every year in countries like China, Mongolia, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, England, India,… always organize big horse racing tournaments. Besides, there are some weird horse racing tournaments we have summarized in the following article.

1. Tiny horse racing in England

Little riders take part in the Shetland Horse Cup at the Plumpton racecourse in East Sussex (England) on October 22, 2012. Shetland horses, just under 1m tall, are known for their extraordinary health wearing their small bodies. They were used to tow heavy cargo vehicles at mineral mines during the industrial revolution.

2. Fake horse racing

This is a race to mimic the annual Great Britain (Grand National) hurdles race in downtown Birmingham. In this race, the participants will put their foot on the hind leg of a cotton horse and try to overcome obstacles to finish.

3. Chasing a kiss on a horse’s back

Kyz kuu or kyz kuumal (in Kyrgyz is “chasing a girl”) is a popular traditional sport in Kyrgyz and Kazakh. It is also known as the “kissing game”. Participation in this game requires two people riding a horse: a male and a female. The rules are also very simple. The male rider stood at the starting line. The female knight would stand a certain distance behind him.

The game began when the girl started at full speed and the male knight had to chase as soon as the girl approached his side. Then they will fly to the finish line. If the male rider reaches the finish line before he has the right to kiss the girl.

4. Wear a horse racing bikini

The first-ever horse racing bikini contest, organized by The Gold Coast Turf Club, was held in Australia in 2010. Girls who are going to race will have to wear bikinis, sneakers and cross-country obstacles at the Hollywood Park racecourse.

The billion-dollar horse racing industry in Ireland faces difficulties

Brexit and the trade and travel barriers that it entails are causing concern for horse traders and trainers in Ireland, where the equestrian industry is closely tied to Britain.

A year after the fateful votes of the British and EU officially began the first round of negotiations to bring Britain out of the block. Regardless of the specific terms agreed upon by officials, the impact of Brexit on the UK and the region will be enormous, with a wide range of influences from banks based in London on people rearing and training horses in Ireland.

Ireland, with its geographical location outside of the European continent, is at risk of a road crossing across the UK to connect to Europe will be divided after Brexit and hinder Irish trade activities to EU market.

“Our concern is that if there are any trade barriers or tariffs on horse carriage between Ireland and England, it will have a negative impact”, Reuters quoted Henry Beeby, director of Goff, the leading horse trading company in Ireland.

“Thanks to thoroughbred horses, we become an exporting country and we need to be exported without any obstacles or barriers,” he said. Two-thirds of the horses born in Ireland each year are exported and 80% of them are exported to England.

Equine trainers face similar anxiety. About 10,000 racing horses are put between the UK and Ireland each year. The close distance, the easy movement makes Irish horses have access to major events and get outstanding success. In Cheltenham, England’s most famous horse race in March, Irish horses accounted for 19 of the 28 winning horses, including the horse that won the Sizing John Gold Cup.

“In fact, we are twins and inseparable industries”, Brian Kavanagh, head of the Irish horse racing governing the body, told parliament about the UK and Ireland horse racing industry.

“Unlike other industries affected by Brexit, we cannot adjust our products to adapt to new markets. Royal Ascot, Cheltenham, Aintree and Epsom (major horse racing events in the UK) cannot perform out in some other countries”, Kavanagh argues.

Ireland, France and England – the three countries with the most developed horse racing industry in Europe – have an agreement that allows horses registered in one country to freely move to the other two countries without veterinary inspection. Jessica Harrington, the trainer of the championship horse Sizing John, remembers the time before 1998 when the border was still full of checkpoints and horses could be kept there for hours. “If we go back to that time, everything would be crazy”, she said.

In addition, Irish horse owners now often carry horses across England to enter the European continent, avoiding long distances at sea to go directly from Ireland to Europe. Harrington feared Brexit would hinder the trans-British route while the horses could not stand being locked up for too long on the move. “Nobody has a plan (to respond)”, she said.

Horse racing betting is gradually becoming popular

Horse racing is a sport that has a rich and long tradition. Horse racing is known as the sport of kings and it has existed for hundreds of years.

Today, horse racing is extremely popular in many parts of the world, attracting many people of all classes. The races take place throughout the year in several different countries and many races attract a huge audience to the racetrack as well as around the TV screen.

In particular, the sport is very popular by betting enthusiasts, an integral part of horse racing. That is always a fact. Horse racing is the oldest form of gambling ever and it is still a favorite of millions of people. For many sports enthusiasts, horse racing betting has made watching horse racing even more dramatic. Horse racing is based on bonuses and sponsorships from the betting industry that feed the sport.

The basics of horse racing betting haven’t changed much over the years, but the way people bet on this sport must be there. Since betting on the Internet is possible, more and more people choose to bet on horse racing in this way. Although traditional betting methods are still widely used, horse betting websites are proving to be extremely attractive.

Online betting has a few advantages, the most obvious being convenience. You can bet anytime, at night or during the day, only with a computer and Internet access. We would like to emphasize that it is important that you place your bets on the correct gambling site. There are many options and they do not follow the same standard.

Although you can play horse racing gambling with just the introductory knowledge, expanding your knowledge of the sport as much as possible does not hurt anyone. You will definitely want to know a lot about horse racing before you have the ambition to make money from betting. For a successful horse racing betting, you must be almost an expert on this sport.