Always fancied getting clued-up on horse racing but never managed to? Well, all that’s about to change. Cutting through the jargon, we’ll start from the top and explain everything you need to know about racing, so you can head to any event equipped with an arsenal of knowledge.
Betting on the horses is a great way to make a day out even more exciting. The jubilation when your horse romps home, the disappointment when it comes in last, all combined with the chance to win some cold hard cash.
Horse racing is possibly one of the oldest sports in the UK, with recorded races dating back to around the 12th century. English knights returned from the crusades, bringing with them noble Arab horses to breed with domesticated English horses.
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The going is one of the most crucial factors that can affect how well a particular horse will run, yet a large majority of horse racing spectators do not truly understand it.
Betting on the horses can be a fun and exciting past-time, provided you only bet what you can afford to lose.