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Sports-and-Recreation Horse racing is an international sport enjoyed by enthusiasts and sports people alike. The main types of horse racing can be categorised into flat racing; steeplechasing (which involves jumps) and harness racing (where horses trot or pace while pulling a driver in a small light cart known as a sulky). Equestrian sports have provided entertainment for crowds and perfected the horsemanship needed for battle over the centuries. Horse racing evolved from ad hoc challenges between riders, to .petitive chariot racing during the Greek and Roman periods, into a modern day sport with specialist horse breeds and equipment. The earliest recorded form of horse racing in the UK is dated around 200AD, with the first trophy awarded to the winner of a race in 1512. Modern forms of horse racing in the UK take the shape of flat racing, National Hunt racing and the more informal point to point racing (also known as steeplechasing for amateur riders). The sport has produced between four to five hundred professional jockeys in Great Britain including the famous Sir Gordon Richards. The first recorded horse race in the United States dates is thought to have been a race event in Long Island, New York 1665. The types and styles of horse racing in the United States include; Thoroughbred racing (run on dirt, synthetic or turf surfaces, in an oval shaped track and based on speed and stamina); Quarter horse racing (run at top speed for the duration on a synthetic surface); Standardbred horse racing and Endurance racing (which can involve racing between 10 and 150 miles on dirt tracks). Horses can be categorised into types of breeds which include the Thoroughbreds, who trace their lineage back to the Darley Arabian, Godolphin and Byerly Turk, these can travel at speed over medium distances. Whilst the Arabian horses have been bred for endurance allowing them to travel at speed over long distances. The Quarter horse were originally used for chores such as ploughing fields, their muscular build allows them to travel at a very fast pace over a short distance. As well as the horse breed, the pedigree of the horse is a determining factor in approving a horse for racing. To participate in flat and steeple chase racing, horses must have purebred parents. Whilst fun and enjoyable for spectators and participants, horse racing is not without its dangers for both for the jockey and the horse. If the horse were to fall or stumble mid race, it may injure the jockey but it may also leave itself vulnerable to being trampled on by other horses. Therefore horse racing demands a great deal of skill from both the jockey and horse. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: