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What are the Different Types of Horse Racing that you can bet on? 1

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Avinash Pathak

Churchill Downs Betting on your mind? Well, before that you need to know the different types of horse racing to place a bet on. So, read on!

Being one of the oldest sports in existence, many competitive horse races have been held throughout the history. Horse racing, undoubtedly has evolved over the years, but the basic idea is somewhat the same. And today it is incredibly popular, and is considered as a major sport in various parts of the world.

But the popularity of the sport is due to its association with betting. Horse racing and betting have always been naturally linked, and betting on the result of races is traditionally an integral part of a day at the racetrack. Modern day horse racing industry rests on betting in fact, as it leads to a significant percentage of sport’s funding. Therefore, ageless allure for horse race betting together with betting aspects of the sport ensures that all types of horse racing thrive into the foreseeable future. So let us now take a round-up of various horse races that you can bet on that are still in play today:

  • Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred racing is considered as one of the most popular type of horse racing over its competitors by a considerable margin. For around hundreds of years, thoroughbreds have proved to be a marvel to all the sports enthusiasts on the basis of speed and power. The horses are trained in racing on flat and mostly round tracks. While racing, Thoroughbreds are mostly controlled by jockeys but the other significant factors in the thoroughbred racing includes trainers, who look after the horse’s exercise, feeding and training regimens to prepare them for the actual race.

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