Horse racing has an identity of strength and show of power and wealth since the kingdom ages. This sport is categorized as Sport of kings. Even today, horse racing is a show of royalty and it will be the favorite sport of millions of people all around the world.

Horse racing which is also known as royal sport or sport of kings is considered to be the most favorite and popular sports in many areas of world. The sport has four hundred years old history, originated from the Roman Empire races. In this age, this sport is widely practiced in different parts of world, and people are fond of it. Also gambling has made strong connections with this game.

In horse racing, gambling has gone much widespread and people loose or win a lot of money in just hours, and this aspect has made horse racing much interesting and exciting. Some have made horse race betting their way of earning for living. A number of people train their own horses and bring them to races to win money. Breeding race horses is another vast field, where millions of people are working on breeding, acting as care taker and habitat controllers and earning a lot.

Horse racing has been categorized into two major types, flat race and jump race. Flat race is much popular and widespread in Europe and also in many areas of United States. Flat race is normally conducted on flat tracks of various lengths. Race terms can be different as depend upon organizers and the local conventions about the game in that particular area. Track surface can be grassy or a dirt track, an artificial surface known as polytrack is also used as well.

Jump racing as evident in name, based on horse racing where the horse is supposed to jump over the hurdles of differ widths and heights. Tracks are normally dirt surface or grassy, some marshy hurdles are also there to make it more variant. Jump racing is also known as hunting race and it is comparatively more popular in Europe.

There are certain species of horses which are optimum for racing purpose due to their certain physical strengths and attributes. Thoroughbreds are very well known in horse racing due to their utmost agility and racing speed. In horse racing, winning three major games in a row is known as Triple Crown and is the most prestigious title in this game.

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