US Top Horse Racing
US Top Horse Racing:-
USA is the leading with the most horses of 7.2 million heads which is a decline of nearly 2million as of 2003 according to 2016 Global Horse population reported from the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations. According to American Horse Counsel the leading states with the highest number of horses is Texas with 978,822
Secretariat was born in 30th March 1970 to 4th October 1989 .He is also referred as the Big Red an American champion thoroughbred that was the 9th winner of the American Triple Crown who set record in the 3 triple crown races Kentucky Derby finishing at 1.59 and became the first horse to run under 2minutes.Set a world record of 2.24 in Belmont stakes He could also win on any surface and distance because of its versatility, speed and perfect race conformation making him greatest of all times.
He lost 3 times in the Wood Memorial, Whitney and Woodward Stakes. He was disqualified and placed on the second position for interference as a two year old in Belmont. He is famous and fastest horse because of his numerous equine awards and status in Hollywood. He is also the first horse to have a Hollywood agent who manages his appearances. Was featured on commemorative stamp and has his own famous film called Secretariat.
Kentucky Derby is the biggest, prestigious and most popular horse race in America. The event is the first of the American Triple Crown hosted in Churchill Downs Kentucky for 3year old thoroughbred at a distance of 1 ¼ miles on the first Saturday of May each year. Colts and geldings carrying 126 pounds and fillies carrying 121 pounds.
Its attendances surpass all other horse races in North America. In 2015 American gamblers spent over $100 million just for a single race. Preakness Stakes is the shortest horse race and is second on American Triple Crown. Grade 1 race over a distance of 9.5 furlongs or 1 3/16 miles on dirt for 3 years old. Fillies carrying 121 pounds and colts carrying 126 pounds in the third Saturday of May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Maryland.
The best horse track was established in 1863 in New York. The ground at Saratoga Race Course also called The Spa contains several unique features. There is a mineral spring called the Big Red Spring in the picnic grounds where patrons can partake of the water and it’s rumored to bring good health to humans and horses. A gazebo is a prominent feature on the infield, and a stylized version of the gazebo is part of Saratoga Race Course.
It also has great restaurants and shopping center. Prior to each race, a bell is hand rung at exactly 17 minutes prior to schedule post time for each race to call the jockeys to the paddock. Patrons can get close up views of the horses being led to the paddock as the path from the stables runs through the picnic grounds.
Kiplingcotes Derby run at Kiplingcotes was established in 1519 and takes place on the third Thursday in March in the East Yorkshire. It is open to all horses of all ages run on muddy and steep four miles track. The winner often gets less sum of money than the runners-up. 2020 and 2021 competitions were cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic. It is widely accepted to be the oldest annual horse race in the English sporting calendar.
Horse racing is legal in 41 out of 50 states through the Intestate Horse Racing Act of 1978 which allowed race tracks both for horses and greyhounds to broadcast their races to various locations and accept bets since they are never manipulated because of the Parimutuel system. It is legal to bet on every horse in a racehorse but at the end you will get no money out of it. Horse racing was banned in NWS by their government in June 1997.Horse racing is cruel to animals as it exposes horses to injuries ,use of whip inflicts pain to the horse to enhance its performance and its tongue tied while racing which makes them easy to comply.