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Itflourished for thousands of years as the preserve of kings and noblesbut is
now a sport enjoyed by millions across the globe.
Theearliest written records trace horse racing back to the ancientGreeks and
of course the Romans who were particularly keen onchariot racing.
Theorigins of modern horse racing can probably be traced back to aroundthe
12thCentury when English knights returned from the Crusades with Arabhorses.
Over the subsequent centuries many Arab horses werebrought back and inter bred
with English horses to produces breedsof speed and stamina.
Placinga wager on the results of the outcome of a race is probably as oldas
the sport itself but horse racing first became professionalaround the early
1700s when racing between several horses began onwhich spectators placed bets.
Racecourses appeared throughoutEngland and increasing purses were offered to the
TheJockey Club was formed at Newmarket Authentic
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central governing body. Certain racecourses weresanctioned and rules drawn up to
conduct meetings. The JockeyClub also took steps to regulate the breeding of
racehorses and introduced the General Stud Book to record the pedigree of
everyfoal born and ensure that only "Thoroughbreds" are allowedto race.
Thoroughbredsare so inbred that the pedigree of every single animal can be
tracedback father-to-father to one of three stallions, called the"foundation
sires." These stallions were the Byerley Turk,foaled c.1679; the Darley Arabian,
foaled c.1700; and the GodolphinArabian Cheap
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Since1814, five races for three-year-old horses have been designated
as"classics." Three races, open to male horses (colts) andfemale horses
(fillies), make up the English Triple Crown: the 2 http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/brian-allen-jersey ,000Guineas,
the Epsom Derby (see DERBY, THE), and the St. Leger Stakes.Two races Authentic
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Guineas and the EpsomOaks.
Ofcourse horse racing is equally popular throughout the world,
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