In sport, racing is simply a competition of pace, normally against an opponent, typically a clock or some other fixed point. The competitors in such a race attempt to complete a certain task within the shortest possible time, often trying to beat their competitor. This competition may take place in such activities as horse-riding, motor-car racing, and track and field.
As defined by Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia): “Racing is the practice of racing using rules similar to motor racing. The word ‘racing’ first appears in English in a French term, ‘roving,’ which refers to the custom of horse racing. In recent years, the term has become more common in sportswear.”
According to its basic conception, racing includes any competition involving two or more horses. In this regard, we may include trail and sprint horse racing as well as polo and other low-level games. But the crux of the matter is that it is the method of competition to be determined, not the results. So long as the conditions of the races are acceptable, then there is no reason why any type of racing can’t be done, as long as it doesn’t interfere with other sporting events. It is true that many people don’t like the idea of non-sportsman competitions, but they have the right to vote with their dollars, rather than be placated by the sportsman in the way they see fit. Many people believe that there are inherent risks in non-sport related events, so a person has to decide if they want to participate in those events or not.
There are many places to find out information about equine racing. One of the main articles about horse racing, and a very popular one at that, is the Sporting Legends Book. If you’re looking for basic race information, or just basic facts about a particular age or category of horse racing, then this is a great place to look. They have a huge amount of information on all kinds of equine events, including trail races and class events. They also have a whole chapter dedicated to animal racing, with a lot of history and details on how different races are run.
Another main article about horse racing is “The First Registered Racing Horse.” This article details when the first documented race took place and who was competing. The author also gives a brief history on how the races are run and details about how the horses and systems are designed. It also explains why it is important to register your pet. This main article is useful for learning some historical facts, but you should definitely read this second main article on animal racing.
The second article in this series is called “Orienteering Drinks” and it covers the many different types of drinks used in racing. You’ll learn the differences between jellies and cordials, the difference between lollipops and chewing gum, and the difference between hard and soft drinks. They also discuss whether or not trainers drink before the race, and whether or not water can help hydration and the hydration of the horses. I highly recommend reading this entire series if you’re looking to learn more about racing and horses, but if you’re interested only in a few interesting facts about a specific race, this will get you going.