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Why do Horse race tracks go counter clockwise?

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2017-08-25 02:01:03
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William Whitley,of Stanford,Kentucky started racing horses counter clock wise in protest to the English.Becausethe English race there horses clock wise. This was started in 1788

Why in Australia do some states race clock-wise and others counter-clockwise
Just about every circular sport runs counterclockwise-horse racing, NASCAR, baseball. Why? Who knows? Though most believe it was probably an arbitrary decision and tradition that started with the chariot races at Rome's Circus Maximus stadium in the sixth century BC, experts in biomechanics think there also may be some coincidental physiological benefits. Most people are right-leg dominant, so they use their left leg more for support. When running counterclockwise, you'll take longer strides with your right leg-which allows for more propulsion and speed on the turns.

Source: http://www.womens-running.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-244--11413-0,00.html ____________ We run counterclockwise because everything in nature tends towards counterclockwise motion"

because we read from left to right.

Going counterclockwise just looks more natural, with runners passing the observer in the

way most people, and especially the folks in charge of track and field regulations, read

and organize chronological time (that's left-to-right, if you're in need of a visual).

Needing to choose one for the sake of standardizing international competitions,

counterclockwise got the collective nod.

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