Among the forms of horse racing, Purebred horse racing is the most visible form because it can be held in any condition, any time. In drag and hurdles races, people put obstacles such as fences or gutter so that the horse can jump over.
Back in time
Horse racing refers to a legend that existed from a long time ago, probably BC when some horse-drawn racing started to take shape and spread. This sport dates back to ancient Greece, but by the time of the Rome Empire, it seemed rather fuzzy. It was not until the 5th century AD, when the Rome empire collapsed, that the horse racing game flashed again.
In the 6th century AD, the horse breed in the Arab countries of the Middle East was known to everyone. These horses, thanks to their superior properties to other breeds, are incredibly fast. The Arabian breed has since become a very rare breed, making Europeans crave until now. Initially, an Arabian horse was imported into the country by King Henry I of Great Britain.
A reenactment of a Roman horse race to film
Since then, the British have built a series of simulated races during the Roman Empire in London. then, horse races gradually became famous. Initially, the track was usually about 4 miles long, but the rules of the sport were later amended by King Charles II.
In America, the first horse racecourse was built on Long Island, North America. Horses from the Darley Arabian line were brought to Virginia for the first time. And since then, states like Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland have also become the home of horse racing in America.
Legendary horse breed
Speaking of horse racing, we need to mention the Arabian horse. This is a rare horse breed associated with the history of this Royal sport. This breed is capable of running over very long distances while maintaining a steady speed. Scientists say that the horse’s body is filled with type 1 muscle fibers.
These muscles are capable of working for a long time, while being very slim, reducing the bodyweight of the Arabian horse. Because of the above characteristics, today this precious horse is often used to participate in long-distance races in many countries.