Win133 Horse Race
The Royal Family are behind a lot of the historic advancements that changed and formed racing over the years, with Henry II importing horses specifically for breeding and Charles II being the first to present a set of guidelines in 1664 (for the Newmarket Town Plate). It remained in 1752 the Jockey Club formed and penned The Guidelines of Racing.
The Derby is the earliest flat race having actually begun in 1780 at the Earl of Derby's estate in Epsom, it was operated on a sweepstakes basis and is still obviously being run every year now, as is the Grand National which was first run in 1856, however the first taped national hunt (as we understand it now) race remained in Cork, Ireland in 1752, it was a 4 miles 5 furlongs contest in between two church steeples and that is the factor the term 'steeplechase' was created.
Function and kinds of horse racing
The function of a H.race is to identify the fastest of 2 or more horses over a certain range with the first horse to cross the winning line being the winner.
Horse Racing Categories - Flat
In the UK and Ireland there are three variations of race classifications. The first is Flat Racing, where horses run over a range between 5 furlongs and 2 miles 6 furlongs on grass. The flat season begins in March and goes through to November with varying quality of races with Group 1 contests being the greatest. The youngest horses competing on the flat are 2 years of ages.
Horse Racing Classifications - All Weather
All Weather condition Racing is the second race classification and resembles flat racing besides contests take place on a synthetic surface area, which can be used all year round (thus the name All Weather condition). A number of the All Weather condition H.racing tracks likewise have floodlit tracks implying they can offer night racing.
Horse Racing Classifications - National Hunt
The 3rd category is National Hunt where horses compete on grass over longer distances ranging from 1 mile 6 furlongs (very minimal number of junior bumper races) and 4 miles 4 furlongs. Within National Hunt there are even more category types, these are Bumpers (likewise known as National Hunt Flat races) where there are no obstacles and are intended at providing horses the experience of competing on a race track, Chases where the competitors should clear fences and Hurdles where they need to jump hurdles.