Whether a person is poor or rich, a day out at the horse racing tracks is a really enjoyable and unforgettable experience. However, a lot of people are not aware that they have racing tracks near their localities. In every North American city there are horses racing tracks nearby, although they have a mixture of negative and positive public opinion. A negative opinion is sometimes good for the sport as most people get to understand the game even better. Nowadays, horse racing sport organizers have really improved in the way they both treat the riders and the racing horses.
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Normally, discussions about the horse predicted to prevail in the next Triple Crown race starts at the end of the famous Breeder’s Cup Juvenile race. To become a Triple Crown champion, you have to do more than just triumph at the Kentucky Derby. For one, Derby’s winner must also win the Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes within a shot period of only 6 week of winning the other one.
To participate in Triple Crown races, only horses of up to 3 years of age are allowed to compete. Normally, this class of horses have not realized their full potential as they are still growing, thus they are often referred to as juvenile horses. This is one of the reasons that make Triple Crown races difficult to win.
Apart from the age factor, the duration of time between the races also complicates things for the competing horses. Normally, horses get 30 to 60 days rest time between the races. Nonetheless, the three races must be completed within a period of 35 days of commencement of the competitions.
Although it is an equestrian sport, horse racing has attracted quite a following over the centuries. Actually, it is one of the most attended and enjoyed sporting events in the world. Despite its popularity with the masses, not many people are aware of the existence of several different types and classes of horse racing events. Analyzed below are some different forms of racing events practiced the world over.
The renowned Kentucky Derby race
This type of a horse race is very popular and offers horse racing enthusiasts a lot of excitement whilst it lasts. It is triple the adrenaline and fun! The renowned Kentucky Derby, the Belmont and the Preakness Stakes form the famous Triple Crown championship. Up to now, only 11 horses have so far completed and won this prestigious race.