The horse race history often concentrates on both the jockey and the horse. This unbreakable pair is vital for a good performance and this is why ever since the beginning of the professional horse races the attention was spread. Many famous jockeys declared that without the horse they had their talent would be futile. There are countless museums all over the world that praise the talent o these amazing

horses that made history. One of the most famous race horses is Seabiscuit, a legend from the 40’s. He managed to be in the center of attention for years in a row even though no one expected much of him in the beginning. There are even some award-winning movies that were made about his life and many people wonder what the true story behind this amazing horse was. (more…)

Horse races are some of the oldest sports competitions in history. The earliest records come from Ancient Egypt where the greatest jockeys back then would race each other for fame and money. The trend later reached the whole European continent and soon the horse jockeys were considered local and national super starts. The history of this sport continues even nowadays, and the greatest jockeys are definitely recognized. It takes a lot of hard work

and practice to reach that skill level and you have to take into consideration that it is not only about you. A good jockey has a good relationship with the horse, and an excellent one is almost the same person with the four-legged partner. There were many great jockeys throughout the history. We have listed some of the world greatest ones in order to show you a bit more about this amazing world. (more…)

The horse racing track brings excitement, thrill and a perilous danger ignored by many. right from start to finish horse racing is dangerous. The horses are often given drugs to make the not feel pain and to run faster. These factors are not only bad for the horse but also for the jockey. If the horse cannot take it any longer it can buckle under the pressure and die on the spot or even in the middle of a race. For one,

a horse collapsing after running at high speeds will cause the jockey to be violently thrown off the horse hitting the hard ground with a thump. to make things more dangerous the other focused riders whipping their horses to higher speeds will struggle to stop their horses if the jockey is in the middle of the grounds. This poses the threat of death by trampling or serious blows to the head that can result in brain injury or even comatose. (more…)

Human beings love control but not to be controlled. They like exerting their knowledge and power over beings who they believe to be on a lower pedestal to themselves. Humans like showing off that they have power, intimidating with power and remaining on the top of the ladder with that same power. The saying that goes ‘money is power is no joke’. In this day and day once you have money you have the upper hand. You are the one who has the most control in the situation. In the beginning money was not really a thing. Money didn't exist. Your assets were in your expansive farms. Famers where the Don Corleone’s of that time. Anyone with a big farm was a king pin. There would have come a time were a frustrated farmer may have been pushed down on the ladder just because he didn't have the most farmers. This adversity may have pushed them to find a new animal

to amaze the masses with resulting in the domestication of the horse. This is a great hypothesis only because we all know what human beings are like. The domestication of the horse dates back thousands of years ago to around 6000-5500 BC. In depth research has highlighted that horses were first domesticated by the Botai People of Kazakhstan. The Botai people lived on large settlements that usually yielded many crops mainly for their livelihoods sake. The Botai people may or may have not kept horses for social dominance but thing for sure is that the analysis of the teeth of horses from that time highlights that their teeth were worn out. This suggests that the horses that the domesticated horses were kept for milk and a source of meat. These horses interbred with local wild horses and spread across Europe and Asia. The horses were then traded between varies populations of people of differing cultures as they were moved…

The races are globally known fashion bonanza. It has always been about who is best dressed between the ladies but know it seems as if it is an integral aspect of the races and that without the high fashion the races seize to exist. Expensive and couture fashion houses are put to work (hard work) to create custom dresses for race attenders so that no two people will have the same dress. Milliners will create costly extravagant and sometimes silly hats that are synonymous with lady’s fashion at the races. It is truly a fashion show among the aroma of horse manure and sweaty horse betters. There are some races that attract more attraction than others for their fashion and they have specific ‘ladies days’ set out.  This is a day where the ladies put on their best dresses, hats, high heels and get their hair professionally done in a bid to be crowned the best dressed as well as take

in the racing. On ladies’ day the women usually enter the often-expensive races free of charge. Ladies’ Day at the races is still a major event for almost every racecourse globally. From Dubai to London, Ladies Day is the most highly marketed event of the year for a racecourse. Ladies day will typically combine the biggest and fiercest horse races on the calendar with the chance to get dressed up and to win the of ‘best dressed lady’ just for looking good. Many racecourses offer huge luxurious prizes for the winner and for the runners up as not everyone is a winner. Ladies’ Day can seem very intimidating for outsiders. Many beautifully-dressed women in expensive designer dresses accompanied by their male counterparts donning three-piece suits. Some Ladies Days will be more well-known than others. As you can guess the well-known race days will have very a fierce competition between newbies and veteran fashion lovers alike. The Grand National Ladies’…

Betting has been a ‘pastime’ for the rich ever since the Victorian Ages in Britain when the first pub came to be. The wealthy would bet on which dog to kill the most rats in the shortest amount of time in a sport called ‘ratting’. It was a very gruesome and violent game that encouraged animal cruelty but with little rules and regulations being put in place in that time it was not a bother to anybody. Betting can quickly become addictive. The thrill of ‘almost’ winning each time is what pushes the individual do keep wanting to bet more and more. If you are considering starting to bet on horse races, then you may be concerned about how much more dangerous it is than any other types of betting.  There is always a risk as with all types but the risk of becoming addicted is much higher with horse racing because you will believe that a specific horse has

all the power in the world because it has won once. Horses do not get affected by emotions and so they are likened to machines that can keep going on and on. In comparison to a footballer if his girlfriend leaves him he is more susceptible to feeling pain and gloom thus performing less on the field. Betting on horse races is not much different to any other type of betting with regards to addiction. It is just as easy to start to enjoy the thrill of the risk and winning as it is with any other type of gambling and so there is no added danger. Getting carried away can be a risk with all types of gambling. The risk of spending more money more so present with horse betting due to the caliber of the sport. Horse betting is a past time known for the upper-class society who have money to spend and money to lose. They never…

The 21st century population lives by a notion of ‘if it doesn't function as it should bin it’. This way of life doesn't do much for humanity as people then begin to apply such viewpoints improperly. Marriages end up in divorce because either partner feels as the other has a flaw that can never be corrected. On a less, emotional basis if someone doesn’t like the streaming app they use they can quickly go onto their app store and download another. This ditch and dive mentality has given rise to capitalism and to animal cruelty in the horse racing world. This horse is interbred and born only for the sole purpose of being ridden and raced for the entertainment of others and the increasing of money for some. Horse racing is a dark sport that many are not aware of. When the perfect breed of horse is born you would expect that they are given a time to develop into strong fully

horses at least. This is certainly not the case. Many thoroughbred horses start racing when they are way too young. These animals start racin when they’re still babies. Imagine the stress and pressure on their underdeveloped bones as they are pounded and stressed with the high stakes on track. Not many know that these horses perish horribly on the racetrack very often. The deaths of the horses are usually a traumatic gruesome mess of tangled limbs, fractured bones and broken spines. Some race courses are even known for the level of danger associated with them. Aintree is a famous racecourse in Liverpool but is also known as one of the deadliest horse racing courses in the world. The infamous Becher’s Brook is known by experts and amateurs alike to be the world’s most dangerous jump and even though numerous fatalities have occurred because of the jump, authorities continue to refuse its removal. If the horses do not die…

In the world of competition and there will always be someone who will be crowned the best by the masses. This

fact is the same for horse racing. Some races are infamous for causing hairs to stand and goosebumps to raise. (more…)

Horse racing is a much-loved Ancient sport enjoyed by the rich and higher societies of the 21st century.  The unparalleled sport has Central Asian origins serving specifically from the nomads of that time

who had managed to domesticate horses. Humans have always liked showing off that they are better than others and so with the combined domestication of horses came the sport of horse racing. (more…)

Horse racing, often referred to as “the sport of kings,” has been a popular sport since the times of Ancient Greece with records of horse racing dating back to 648 BC. Fast Forward to today and the gambling industry surrounding horse racing is worth more than $115 million. While it is often the jockeys who receive the plaudits for winning races, there have been some horses that have gained legendary status over the years. It is them, after all, who do all of the running and jumping, and the jockeys would not become famous without their trusty steed. Winning Three Consecutive Gold Cups Arkle is one of the most famous horses in the world and is widely regarded as one of the best horses to have ever lived. An Irish Thoroughbred, Arkle was born on April 19 in 1957 and lived a healthy life until his death on May 31, 1970. The

horse was owned by Anne Grosvenor, the Duchess of Westminster, was trained by Tom Dreaper and ridden throughout his career by Pat Taaffe. Arkle raced 35 times during his career, winning 27 of those races, finishing second twice and third three times, which is a phenomenal record. Arkle won three consecutive Gold Cups in 1964, 1965 and 1966. He also won the King George VI Chase, Irish Grand National, Leopardstown Chase, Whitbread Cup, Gallagher Gold Cup, Punchestown Gold Cup, Powers Gold Cup and the SGB Handicap Chase. Timeform gave Arkle a rating of 212, which is still the highest-ever rating given to a steeplechaser. Red Rum Made the Grand National His Own Red Rum was another horse that was a Thoroughbred Steeplechaser and one that was guaranteed to go down in history as one of the greatest horses that ever lived after he won the Grand national three times, in 1973, 1974 and 1977 while finishing second in 1975 and 1976. The Grand National is regarded as one…