Love horses! Somewhat new to horse racing, but love to watch them run. Here I post & share information from Racing to horse saving organizations. Feel free to share info & comment. It's all about horses & those who love these awesome animals!
Monday, May 14, 2012
DRILL !I like this horse #2, he's gotten me 2 wins & 1 show out of 3 races.
Horse notes - Horse racing began to become a professional sport during the
(1702-14) of Queen Anne, when match racing gave way to horse races
involving several horses on which the spectators wagered. Horse racing
racecourses sprang up all over England, offering increasingly large
purses to attract the best race horses. These purses in turn made horse
breeding and owning horses for racing profitable. With the rapid
expansion of the sport came the need for a central governing authority.
In 1750, racing's elite met at Newmarket to form the Jockey Club, which
to this day exercises complete control over English racing.