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Horse racing is a global sport and we are always looking to expand into new territories. This means that there will be racing taking place, whenever you visit our Centers
We cover meetings in the UK, Ireland, France, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Italy, India, USA & a couple of Latin American Countries.
Races are held over a variety of distances from 5 furlongs to 4½ miles and under certain conditions with eligibility based on the sex, age or ability of the horse. Some races may be restricted to amateur or less experienced jockeys, known as conditionals.
Flat races are races that range from five furlongs to two and half miles and are running without any obstacles on a level racecourse.
Flat racing is a test of speed, stamina, and the skill of the jockey in choosing the right tactics; knowing where to position their horse in the race, when to restrain their horse or to ask it to make an effort.
In many countries flat racing is the most common form of horse racing, in Great Britain and Ireland it is used to describe the racing season that comes after the jumps racing which is traditionally held over the winter period.
Thoroughbred is the mostly used horse type in flat races.
Flat races mostly take place on grass surfaces, harrowed dirt surfaces or generally a blend of sand with synthetic fiber and/or rubber, often coated with wax or a similar substance.
Jump races are races that include obstacles also know as Hurdles for the horse and jockey to jump. These can be small ones known as hurdles or large ones known as fences.
While Jump racing occurs all year round, traditionally it takes place in the Autumn, Winter and Spring. Jump racing’s official name is National Hunt racing, a reference to its origins.
Jump races are a test of stamina and jumping ability and so the horses that take part tend to be older than Flat horses. They look bigger and more developed than the finer, more elegant Flat horses.
Known as hurdlers and chasers, these horses may have run on the Flat in the past or have been bred specifically for Jump racing and bought into training later.
Races are held over a variety of distances from 2 to 4½ miles and under certain conditions with eligibility based on the sex, age or ability of the horse. Some races may be restricted to amateur or less experienced jockeys, known as conditionals.
Harness racing, sport of driving at speed a Standard bred horse pulling a light two-wheeled vehicle called a sulky.
Harness racing horses are of two kinds, differentiated by gait: the pacing horse, or pacer, moves both legs on one side of its body at the same time; the trotting horse, or trotter, strides with its left front and right rear leg moving forward simultaneously, then right front and left rear together. Harness racing is one of the two main kinds of horse racing; the other involves horse racing astride in a saddle.