In the UK, horse racing is a very popular sport and is a huge business. If you are new to the world of British horse racing, you cannot fail to learn at least the basic principles that govern them. In this case, whether you’re already experienced enough horse racing in other countries or you’re a complete rookie makes no difference.
How to learn the rules and improve your knowledge of this sport?
Take all the time you need and try to watch a good number of races. In the United Kingdom there are two different types of horse racing: flat racing, with the National Hunt variant, and bump racing. In turn, this second type of racing is divided into three main types: hedges (hurdle), obstacles (steeplechases or chases), and races that are held in the plan, but serve as preparation for future ostacolisti or siepisti (bumper). The horse races in hedges are mainly attended by the most experienced horses, given the higher height of the obstacles to jump.
An additional type of race is the all-weather racing, held throughout the year. The events on synthetic tracks take place in four racetracks: Lingfield, Kempton, Southwell and Wolverhampton. Some tracks have a Polytrack surface, while others have synthetic sand. It is therefore important to find a horse that shows an excellent performance on each surface.
Consult the complete Betfair Racing Guide or the Racing Post website to view all the results of the last races. Detailed descriptions of all races and videos of previous races are also available. Also remember to pay attention to the comments of the race for understand if a horse has arrived more or less tired at the end of the race. Listen to the jockey’s statements on the horse, the races planned, the race and so on.
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There are large differences in learning the mechanics of both types of stroke: the most important aspects are, however, considering the state of form of the horse and the jockey, as well as the distances and the surfaces on which the horse is performing. Consider, moreover, that some horses are faster on land in good condition and others prefer soft soils.
In addition, the tracks of horse racing in british vary depending on the type of race (flat or jump), and some horses prefer a certain type of track. For example, we have flat tracks, ideal for galloping races, and wavy tracks characterized by a steep final climb, where the best performance is the most resistant horses. Some tracks run clockwise, while others run counterclockwise. The configuration, often, is more decisive on some paths than on others.
In Handicap races (Hcap) horses carry different weights depending on their ability. The idea behind this is to guarantee the same chances of winning each horse by equalizing its abilities. As a result, the better the horse, the more weight to bear. It is often said that