Horse racing dates back to 684 BC and has existed for centuries. This sport is also known by another name which is “Royal Sports”.
During the Roman period, some of the first horse racing took place, and was included in the Olumpic program in Europe.
Where is horse racing originated from?
Horse racing has been popular in the United Kingdom and the United States since the beginning of the eighteenth century, each with a different organization, size and administration. And starting from here, the British just started breeding the professional horse breed to race.
In 1751, a lots of small and medium horse racing clubs were established in England. At the time, a book about thoroughbred horses was produced, which was called “The Breeding Record Book”. The British said that horse racing was the King of competitions.
In the United States, this equestrian sport dates back to the seventeenth century (before England, before England began investing in thoroughbred horses).
Some famous types of horse racing today:
1. Flat racing
Flat racing is one of the forms of horse racing and is the most popular form. Flat racing originated in England, and riders will be challenged on a flat road with different distances.
In the form of flat-track horse racing, only thoroughbred racehorses are allowed, the horse who finishes first will win. In this type of form, there are specific and clear rules and regulations, which require high equity. In a tournament, there is not only horse racing but besides that there is a kind of entertainment that is accompanied by horse racing betting. Therefore, the organizing committee must be highly specialized, must have strict management systems.
According to statistics, the number of people going to watch a horse racing match is much higher than in other sports. This sport has been present in more than 50 countries around the world. Some countries have not really developed any sport, but the future will certainly develop and will reach the world arena.
2. Obstacle horse racing
Obstacle horse racing is also a fairly common form, also
using thoroughbred horses. This type is not much different from flat road horse
racing, the result is based on speed. The only difference between the two types
is that the distance for the race to overcome the obstacle is more than the
flat road horse race.