There has actually been horse racing of sorts for lots of years. Horse racing started in Assyria in c. 1500 B.C. and Chariot Racing was a popular occasion in Roman Times. It was in fact the Romans who are believed to have ran the very first horse race in the UK, however the first actual taped occasion of a conference remained in 1174, this happened at a horse fair in the north-west part of London called Smithfield.
The Royal Family are behind many of the historical advancements that altered and formed racing throughout the years, with Henry II importing horses specifically for breeding and Charles II being the very first to present a set of rules in 1664 (for the Newmarket Town Plate). It was in 1752 the Jockey Club formed and penned The Rules of Racing.
First horse races
The Derby is the earliest flat race having begun in 1780 at the Earl of Derby's estate in Epsom, it was operated on a sweepstakes basis and is still obviously being run every year now, as is the Grand National which was first run in 1856, however the first taped nationwide hunt (as we understand it now) race was in Cork, Ireland in 1752, it was a 4 miles 5 furlongs contest in between two church steeples and that is the reason the term 'steeplechase' was created.
Purpose and kinds of horse racing games
The function of a H.race is to figure out the fastest of 2 or more horses over a particular range with the very first horse to cross the winning line being the winner.
Horse Racing Categories - Flat
The first is Flat Racing, where horses run over a range in between 5 furlongs and 2 miles 6 furlongs on turf. The youngest horses competing on the flat are 2 years old.
Horse Racing Classifications - All Weather
All Weather condition Racing is the 2nd race category and is comparable to flat racing besides contests take location on an artificial surface, which can be used throughout the year (hence the name All Weather). A lot of the All Weather condition H.racing tracks likewise have floodlit tracks implying they can offer night racing.
Horse Racing Classifications - National Hunt
The 3rd category is National Hunt where horses contend on turf over longer ranges ranging from 1 mile 6 furlongs (really minimal number of junior bumper races) and 4 miles 4 furlongs. Within National Hunt there are even more classification types, these are Bumpers (also called National Hunt Flat races) where there are no obstacles and are targeted at giving horses the experience of competing on a race track, Goes after where the rivals need to clear fences and Difficulties where they should jump hurdles. This implies for instance that you can have a handicap chase or a maiden hurdle and so on. The distinction between a fence and a difficulty is rather considerable with a fence being tougher and greater. A hurdle race will only include hurdles whereas a chase can include a variety of obstacles consisting of water jumps and ditches in addition to fences.