Their is no other sport like Horse Racing. Dog racing, frog racing, baby crawl racing
Arabian horse racing is played in much the same way as any other form of horse racing.
Secretariat was no doubt the greatest race horse that ever lived. No other horse can come close. His times for the triple crown are nothing short of sensational!!!
In the UK there are not any sports I know of that are like Horse Racing. In the USA, harness racing is similar to Horse Racing, and the races are ran on sand tracks.
People who bet on horse racing. A percentage of all money bet is taken out by the track for prize money and other expenses.
Thoroughbreds are often what are thought of most when thinking about racing, but there are racing for other horses like standardbreds, which are used for trotting or pacing races, quarter horse races that go over a quarter of a mile, Arabian racing, appaloosa racing, even mule racing! Many breeds are used for racing.
There's harness racing and flat out racing.... Flat out racing is most common in thoroughbreds, appaloosa's and quarter horses. Harness racing is saddlebreds.
If you bet on "show" in horse racing, you are betting that the horse will at least finish in 3rd place in the race. The other 2 bets are "win" and "place" (come in 2nd). So if you bet the horse to show you will collect money if the horse finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
Usually for barrel racing and other western games.
In the 1940's, Horse Racing, Boxing and Baseball were America's favorite sports. In horse racing, people are drawn in by the uncertainty of it. No other sport has captured the hearts and minds of the American public like horse racing. In horse racing, anything is possible. Underdogs become heroes, champions become legends, anything can happen at any given moment. Each time a jockey gets on a horse's back, they risk their lives, because they love the sport with everything they have. In the 1940's during the war, horse racing gave people something to believe in a follow. it gave people hope.
If you have an ipod touch or iphone go to the app store and type in virtual horse racing and it shows a computer graphic horse head and there are 2 of them and they are the same but one is free and the other one costs.
horse racing was probably the first sport to use the term triple crown. obviously, this term is used in other sports such as baseball, but it originated from horse racing.
In horse racing, the building for the fans is usually divided into two sections; one is called the grandstand, and the other is called the clubhouse. Admission to the clubhouse costs more, and it is much posher than the grandstand.
Just about any type of horse can be trained to do barrel racing. Some horses are just naturally better at it then other horses. Usually you want a horse that is fast and can turn fast. Alot of people use QH and paints. I have Ridden a mustang and a paint in barrel racing and they both did very well.
A horse races for purse money only under certain conditions where allowing betting would be unfair to the betting public. The most common reason is when one horse of an entry is scratched after betting opens for that race. In many racing jurisdictions, the other horse is allowed to run, but for purse money only. All money bet on the entry is refunded.
No. Secretariat is actually the 9th Triple Crown winner. He won it in 1973. It would be impossible that the other Triple Crown winners, such as Sir Barton, who was the first to win it all the back in 1919, could be related to Secretariat. In fact, Secretariat's successful foals were mostly fillies, and they became great broodmares. Secretariat has no Triple Crown winners in his pedigree.
If the horse wins first, then you collect the amount of the win payoff. If the horse wins any other place, you collect the money that was in that amount of the place payoff.
Basketball and boxing are most popular but other sports like volleyball,football,swimming,horse racing,motor racing are also appreciated.
Of course , none other than the great Secretariat with the speed record at the Kentucky Derby of 1.59.40
No , auto racing and soccer are the most attended sports world wide. Actually, there are no official statistics for the global attendance of horse racing. However, there is a very strong case to be made that horse racing is, indeed, the most attended sport in the world. Horse racing is very popular across 6 continents and routinely ranks among the most popular sports in those countries where statistics are compiled. In addition to the many large horse racing venues located in/near the world's major cities there is an uncounted universe of smaller tracks serving towns and villages across the globe. Horse racing gains a particular attendance advantage over other sports due to two major factors. Firstly, the legal gambling aspect attracts many people and the betting activity conveniently takes place within the racing facility. Secondly, unlike most other sports, in most countries horse racing knows no off-season. Wherever you are in the world, winter, spring, summer or fall, a horse race is likely within a reasonable driving distance.
One can read about today's horse racing results at ESPN. Not only does ESPN track this sport, it also tracks other popular sports like football. This can be found on TV or at their website.
There is no type of horse that likes to run more than the other, but Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses are generally the ones used for racing.
No. This is dangerous to both the horse and the Jockey.
Monarchos won the Kentucky Derby in 2001. He ran the second fastest Derby ever recorded, behind Secretariat. He is one of only two horses (the other being Secretariat, of course) to get a time under 2 minutes.
Horse racing, like any other sports, has its bad apples, but to say that all horse racing is fixed is taking it a little too far. You can say that about any other sport, whether it is football or basketball or baseball. Is it fixed? People accuse trainers of drugging horses, jockeys of pulling up horses, but what about the steroid scandal in baseball? There are no angels in sports, no matter what it is. So to answer your question, I would say that yes, some horse races might be fixed, but overall... no.