Beginners Guide to Horse racing

“Newbies” to horse racing often become confused by the various types of horse races, which can be divided into 2 main categories: Flat Racing Flat racing is what it says, namely turf racing with no obstacles to negotiate. Distances range from 5 furlongs (5f) to 2 miles 6 furlongs (2m 6f or 2╬ miles). The [...]

Horse Racing – Excessive Whip Use Penalties Reduced

Horses resting in stable blocks across the UK have breathed a collective sigh of relief as The British Horse Racing Authority has bowed to pressure by changing its rules on whip use, just in time for the first ‘festival’ of the National Hunt season. The authority announced four more changes to their recently modified rules [...]