Horses are easy to love, and are both a hobby, sport and pet for many. Their strength, grace and beauty are unparalleled, to say the least. The sound of their hoofs on the ground while they trot, the hypnotic sight of them grazing in fields, the adrenaline rush of a galloping horse, are all feelings which will leave lifelong impressions in your mind. You are never going to forget the time you ride a horse.
Considering the amount of emotion which is associated with horse riding, it isn’t very difficult for you to understand why equestrian sports are so popular. From horse racing to show jumping, the entire world is interested in this sport. Horse racing has been around for a few thousand years with the first record being way back in 4000 BC.
Chariot racing was the most popular equestrian sport in the Greek Olympics. There are multiple different forms of horse racing established in today’s world like steeplechase, endurance riding and flat race.
Contrary to what most people believe, horse racing began in North America, not in the UK. The 1st racing meet in North America happened in 1665. But, it was only towards the end of the eighteenth century that horse racing started seeing some organization.
This page is dedicated to the most famous race horse course in the entire world. It is in Louisville, Kentucky and hosts the Kentucky Derby. The course is called Churchill Downs and is home to one of the US Triple Crown races. The course was set up in 1875 and was designated a national landmark in 1986 a full 111 years later. The dirt track where the derby measures a mile and runs around the inside turf course. The race horse course also has a clubhouse and museum. It goes without saying that this is among the best horse racing courses in the entire world.