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Horse Racing

Enjoy the exhilaration of horse races.

Is there anything more beautiful and awe-inspiring than a horse engaging its natural instinct and amazing physique as it races for a finish line? Beyond the visual beauty, the sport envelops you in a multi-sensory experience – the sound of the pounding hooves and cheering crowds, the clasping of hands, the hugs of victory or the consoling pat on the back with hopes for the next opportunity.

The benefits of horse racing transcend the odds. While betting adds to the excitement and engages the crowd in the experience, many racetracks are offering family activities and educational opportunities as well. In-fields have vendors and horse-related challenges and the venues may offer behind-the-scenes tours.

A sport that has roots in ancient Greece and were included in the formative Greek Olympics, racing has given rise to horse breeds that excel in the specific race disciplines. Breeds that may be used for flat racing include the Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Arabian, Paint, and Appaloosa. Test out a race experience. Gather the family and take a trek to a track near you.

Never been to the races before? Check out this blogger’s snapshot of a first-timer’s day at the races.


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