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Horse Racing Around the World (part 2)

The best in history is probably the Secretariat, who won all three Triple Crown competitions in 1973 with a new record speed so far unbroken, running 1 1/4 miles at 1’59 2 / 5 “, Preakness (more than 1900m) with 1’53 2/5”. Everyone is convinced that this is really the speed of victory of Secretariat instead of 1’54 2/5 “. So far this issue is constantly being debated. By 2012, thanks to advanced technology, ban ran Pimlico to revise the Preaknes horse speed in 1973 through film to redefine the speed, and agreed, correcting the Secretariat’s speed to 1’53 “, which is the new record (?) of the Preakness.

But best of all is the Belmont (1 and a half miles, over 2400 meters) far ahead of the horse to 31 for their horse speed at 2’24 “. Secretariat was elected the Horse of the Year at the age of 2 years old ( 1972 and 3 years old (1973) Secretariat retired as a “stallion” After two years of racing, Secretariat made all 21 appearances, to the level of 17 times before (but was considered 16 because of the tournament). Champagne Stake even though Secretariat won, but because of the driver’s fault to collide with another horse, he was then relegated to second place; second to second; third to one time; fourth to first (first match).

In the defeat of Secretariat, the truth is not due to the poor horse, but by the risk. The first match was due to clumsy control of the Secretariat to be stuck, not in a good position, so when it was time to go up, there was no way out. The Champagne Stakes, which should have been won, were knocked out of second place. Battle of Wood Memorial, Secretariat was ill, not yet recovered, should not have run. The match of Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes, which should have been Secretariat, should not have been played, because they did not wear 100% of their strength.

In addition to the Triple Crown, the current biggest prize in the United States is the Breeders’ Cup, which is usually held at the end of the year. The tournament has only started since 1984. Starting in 2008, the Breeders’ Cup will include all 14 degrees for 2 consecutive days, for all ages of steed with a total sum of above. 20 million dollars. Nowadays, Breeders’ Cup has become an important prize to decide more than lose for the gods to win the Horse of the Year honor!

Horse Racing Around the World (part 1)

Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has existed for centuries. Horse racing of the Roman period was the first form of horse racing. This sport is often associated with adventure betting.

One of the major forms of horse racing popular in many parts of the world is thoroughbred horse racing. Harness racing is also popular in the Eastern United States, in Canada. 400-meter (quarter-horse) racing is popular in the western United States. In short, Quarter horses are unique breeds that run exclusively on the 1/4 mile track. This breed is smaller than regular horses, only 1.50m-1.55m high.

Horse breeding, horse training and horse races in some countries are now an important economic activity. In addition, the betting industry is very strong. Especially the winning horses will win millions of dollars and also create more by providing services for it such as care and nurturing.

In Australia

Horse racing in Australia is the most successful sport with the world famous Melbourne Cup race. In Australia, the most famous racing horse is Phar Lap. In 51 appearances in his life, Phar Lap won the first prize 37 times. From 2003-2005, Makybe Diva became the first with only one horse to win a succession in the Melbourne Cup.

In Asia

Horse racing in Asia is very popular and has been there since ancient times. The king used to open horse races for entertainment. Today, in countries like Japan, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, Singapore and more, horse racing is both a skillful art and an entertaining sport.

In America

Horse racing in North America is a huge skillful art that is worth billions of dollars. North American horse racing began running when the horse was only 2 years old. The biggest tournaments in North America are Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont. These three tournaments are only for 3-year-old horses, collectively known as The Triple Crown. So far only 12 horses have won all three tournaments in a year. These are Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973) , Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and American Pharoah (2015).

The Horse Racing worth $ 100 billion: “The rigged horse” scooped up every prize

The information shocked the American sports, 27 horse racing coaches, veterinarians and support staff were charged with using doping for racing horses to cheat to get money from gamblers.

According to CNN (USA), more than twenty people participating in horse racing events have been accused of building a process of using doping to help horse racing win many races around the world. US federal prosecutors announced the information on Monday.

Coach Jason Servis and Horse Maximum Security are accused of using doping to attend many races.

One of the defendants was coach Jason Servis. Prosecutors said the man had possessed performance-enhancing drugs for “all racing horses under his control”.

The indictment later said, Servis – the horse coach Maximum Security was first in the Kentucky Derby last year and then eliminated because of suspicion of doping. Earlier, Maximum Security won $ 10 million after winning the Saudi Cup opening race in Riyadh – the world’s richest horse race in Saudi Arabia.

That is information that makes the equestrian world and the audience of the racing industry worth $ 100 billion extremely urgent, and they feel angry when a group of people “cheat” to profit from their own pockets.

Prosecutors said investigators discovered evidence of “cruel and inhumane” treatment of 27 horses accused of fraud. “Revealing four indictments about the horse doping scandal is the largest ever prosecution of the Justice Department,” Manhattan Justice Secretary Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.

The type of horse doping makes “an increase in performance beyond their natural ability,” says William Sweeney, assistant director, head of the FBI office in New York. The drugs used can increase the number of red blood cells, endure, relieve pain and reduce arthritis.

Doping abusive horses have made some big bucks at races in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky (USA) and the UAE. One of the 27 accused, coach Jorge Navarro, is said to have trained a horse named “XY Jet”, a thoroughbred horse that won the 2019 Golden Shaheen race in Dubai.

“XY Jet” after using performance-enhancing drugs died in January 2020 due to a heart problem.

Riding breeches and chaps

Riding breeches fit well, decrease the risk of blisters and, increase independent from the material, can also help riders to sit better and increase stability in the saddle. Riding breeches are a little tighter in order to avoid unnecessary creases that could result in blisters. The seams on riding breeches are also put where they do not cause discomfort. Riding breeches can been made from various types of materials – cotton, micro polyamide, polyester, and elastane are widely used.

Riding breeches can be full seat, knee-patch, partly paddle or completely unpadded. Full seat breeches generally enables a better grip on the saddle, while many people find that they get deeper into the saddle with unpadded or knee-patch breeches.

Riding breeches are created to be worn with riding boots, but they are now also worn together with riding shoes and short chaps/gaiters. On the other hand, if you have jodhpurs which are somewhat straighter and a little wider at the bottom, these can be worn with riding shoes. Jodhpurs many have a foot strap that is put under the foot to prevent the trouser leg riding up when sitting on the horse.

There are also various types of covers to provide protection and keep riders clean, dry and warm. Chaps are a practical, commonly used and simple to wear over riding breeches, riders can also take them off and put them on when being on the horse. The majority of chaps are made of suede, nappa leather, or waterproof nylon which work brilliantly in rain and foul weather.

Thermal riding breeches are also available for riders to use in winter. These can either be worn over riding breeches or simply over thermal leggings, for instance. The advantages of thermal riding breeches over normal salopettes is that they are usually made with zips that go the full length of the legs, making it easier to get them on and take off, and that they normally have a full seat, giving riders a better grip on the saddle.

Mueller cheered on his horse-racing wife

On Friday, Lisa Mueller and her horse Birkhof Dave entered a horse race at the Grand Prix in Munich. Beautiful suppress Lisa received enthusiastic support from relatives, including Thomas Mueller but in the end, Lisa and her horse Birkhof Dave ranked 8th out of 10, receiving 200 euros in prize money.

Despite receiving unexpected results, the Bayern star was still excited when talking about her mate: “This is an interesting competition, the results are not as expected of Lisa but I’m still proud of her and Dave”. At 8 am (local time), Mueller’s WAG will continue to compete in the special Grand Prix in Munich. The Bayern star said that he would arrange time to continue cheering for Lisa. Hopefully she and Dave will get a higher performance at the special Grand Prix on Sunday morning.

Mueller and Lisa share a passion for horse racing. Because of passion, after graduating from high school in 2008, Lisa majored in horse breeding and care. According to the racing magazine St Georg, due to the knowledge and passion, the Mueller family now has up to 17 horses, most of which are due to the WAG of the Bayern star, Carla Bruni.

Dave Birkhof Dave that Lisa is competing in the Grand Prix was Mueller bought for his wife in June 2013. In October 2013, Lisa and this horse won the “Stars von Morgen” prize in Nuernberg.

On July 13, 2014, Mueller and his German teammates entered a historic battle with Argentina in the World Cup final at the legendary Maracana Stadium. At that time, where was the WAG Lisa? Few know that, while Mueller was competing with Argentinians in Maracana, Lisa joined Dave in the Bavarian Championship. On St Georg, Lisa confessed: “Before going to the 2014 World Cup final, Thomas still texted me to encourage me to try my best at the Bavarian horse race. He doesn’t want me to leave the horses either”.

The best secret for choosing thoroughbred horses

Purebred horse racing is one of the world famous horse breed. This breed is well cared for for current horse races.

However, among those fierce horses, there are still modest horses of health. So to limit the selection of the horses, you need the same know the secret to choose good horses.

It is difficult to choose a good thoroughbred horse breed. However, it’s not like there’s no way for people to find the right horse. As long as you care about the horse’s health system and know how to ride a horse.

Specifically, when choosing thoroughbred horses you need to go directly to each horse frame to observe. The flesh at the ankles is firm, the legs are straight and the slender part is.

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Identify good horses through stature

There are many opinions that the age of the horse is not related to the selection of thoroughbred horses.

For example, if the horse’s age gets older, the horse’s health diminishes. At this time their resistance becomes weaker and very susceptible to disease when the weather changes.

Usually, adult horse teeth will have nearly 40 teeth. Each jaw will have about 20 primary teeth. This includes 6 milk teeth, 6 molars, 2 canines and 6 teeth near the jaw. As for horses at 9 months of age, there are a total of 28 main teeth.

How to choose a good thoroughbred horse racing by trial

The way to choose a thoroughbred racehorse, the next thing you need to do is trying riding. The riding test will help you accurately assess the health and situation of horse racing. At the same time, based on that you can also recognize the difference in the health of horses.

So when you try riding, let the horse run in an area with many different terrains. From flat terrain to steep, narrow and difficult terrain. As you learn to ride, focus on observing the signs that the horse is showing. Because based on these expressions you will know if the horse you choose is really good or not.

Specifically, when the horse runs to ensure good perfection, regular breathing. At the same time, at corners and slopes, they can be controlled and handled quickly, you can choose. Moreover, when riding the horse, you also observe the condition of the horse. If the horse does not cough, gasping for breath, the horse’s health will still be guaranteed.

Riding equipment and riding clothes (Part 1)

When you are going for a horse ride, it’s important to pick up the right basic and safety equipment that will protect you from any accident that might occur. Equestrian sports sometimes involve risks, but there is a lot of thing that can limit the risk of accidents and injuries. Learning to be around the horse is one and selecting the right protective equipment is another. You don’t need to have the latest, most expensive equipment or specially adapted clothing and shoes in order to start riding – but it is often easier if you use special clothes and shoes that are developed specifically for the purpose, including Riding boots, riding shoes, Helmets, Body protectors and so on.

Let’s start from the closest to the body. Picking up the right underwear can actually help to improve the riding performance. It is critical for women to have a good sports bra which will take the strain off both the bust and the spine. Briefs and underpants without seams that can rub against the body when sitting in the saddle.

Upper body

It is easy to get hot very quickly when riding or working in the stables. This is the reason why rider should choose to wear functional clothing closest to the body so that all moisture is transported away and they do not become cold. The jumper or jacket should also have the ability to quickly dry out moisture so that riders feel warm and dry. It is best to have clothes that are soft and close-fitting as large and loose clothes are not suggested because it makes riders become clumsy in these and it is difficult for the instructor to see how riders are actually sitting. For jackets equipped with hoods, it is best if these can been easily removed as hoods can easily cause accidents if they become entangled in tree branches, for example, when you are riding.

Why are girls so dominant in horse riding?

It is often said that sport is for men. However nowadays, girls are initiated in the field of horse riding and are increasing in number each day. To tell the truth, according to a research, girls are dominant in this sector, but does not displeased the masculine gender. What is certain is that girls are increasing show passionate and even wish to master and become real professionals in the field of horse riding later.

Boosting gender equality
If you want to understand why girls are so dominant in horse riding, it is mainly due to compete with men. Indeed, with globalization and the advocacy of gender equality, many women want to prove that they can be as good as men on the back of a horse. They also want to show that they can take care of animals and have the ability to undertake risky activities despite their traditional reputation as a gentle, innocent and delicate force. Moreover, with their caring nature, the feminine gender also likes to meet new friends, no matter human or animal. For this reason, the horse is a channel for them to reconnect with nature, to explore the world and to know what they are really capable of.

They love the challenge
Like boys, girls also love challenges and the feeling of freedom, independence when traveling on the horse’s back. They also cherish every second they taste the thrills, adrenaline and intense sport. Because riding is a chance to be in shape while discovering a world of passion and instant exploration m. And with equitack¸ they can also strengthen their passion. Because girls are as enduring and rutile as men that many of them have mastered skills in the field of horse riding. Because they have the right to be stand out in a field, it is therefore normal if they are so dominant in riding right now.

Where to Go on a Horse Riding Weekend Getaway in Europe

When you don’t have much time left for long vacation, it doesn’t mean the fun should stop. In fact, an extended weekend, or even a regular weekend, is enough for a great adventure.

There are many benefits that horse riding weekend brings. Beginner riders can experience what a horse riding holiday is like without spending to many days in the saddle. For experienced riders, it can be a wonderful getaway to refresh your riding skills before joining a longer trip.

Europe has a long history of horsemanship and an abundance of destinations for horse riding including natural parks and stables. There are a countless number of riding trails that take approximately a couple of hours to several days to finish. And most of the long trails can be divided into smaller sections.

In this article, we take a look at the best destination for a horse riding weekend in Europe, which is Andalusia, Spain.

For a short yet intensive adventure in Southern part of Spain, try a horse riding weekend getaway in Andalusia – the place in which horsemanship are not only tradition but still part of everyday life.

Home of the Andalusian horse breed and an incredible landscape of many types, this is the premier destination in Spain, featuring coastal and mountain trails for all riding levels, as well as ancient Roman and Moorish tracks that are suitable for many types of transportation as well as walkers.

Jerez de la Frontera, the birthplace of the Spanish thoroughbred, is one of the best places on earth to study how to ride and improve your skills. You can start with short rides in the countryside or take lessons first. Jerez is also a great base camp for the advanced rider to enjoy beach riding in Cadiz.

If you have two or three days to spend, you must try to ride the strong Andalusian horses around the region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the highest in mainland Spain. Seeing some of the most impressive scenery in the country, featuring lush valleys, pine forests, clear water rivers, and alpine meadows. Riding through unspoiled wilderness, visiting remote areas that can only be reached on horseback.

On the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the culturally rich Alpujarra region has many spectacular horse riding trails of all difficulty levels and old paths that lead through traditional villages, beautiful farmlands, gorges and green olive groves.

The best Horse Riding Weekend Getaway in Europe

Bundoran, Ireland
The wild Atlantic Way is the most popular horse riding trail in Ireland, stretching the entire length of the country’s west coast. Luckily, it is consists of many short and picturesque trails that you can take on if you’re short on time.

Donegal is the wildest and the most remote county in Ireland with hundreds of kilometers of beach and woodland tracks for both beginners and pros. There are heather-covered moorland, bogs, mountains, hills as well as rugged coastal cliffs.

Reykjavik, Iceland
Birth place of the sturdy and reliable Icelandic horse, featuring fjords and glaciers, lagoons and volcanoes, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, Iceland is a must-visit of any horse lover’s bucket list.

Bundoran is an excellent base camp to discover the many Atlantic Way beach trails along Donegal’s coast. On a horse riding weekend in Bundoran, you’ll get the opportunity to canter along Trawalud Strand, Tullan Strand, and Rossnowlagh Strand, as well as combine beach riding with gentle trots in the surrounding countryside.

If you don’t have enough time to visit a larger chunk of the country on horseback, there are numerous short tours that last from a couple of hours to a couple of days. For weekend horse riding in Iceland, the most popular trips begin at the outskirts of Reykjavik going across the lava fields, and are suitable for both beginners and pros. Some tours even stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for travellers to relax and rejuvenate in the mineral-rich water.

If you’re expecting to spend two or three days in the saddle, then you can reach certain sections of the Golden Circle and visit the most famous attractions such as the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Rila National Park, Bulgaria
If you’re searching for an affordable horse riding destination with pristine nature and colorful landscapes, Bulgaria is the one.

Get on the saddle and explore the unique terrain of the Rila Mountains, the highest in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. Riding trails will take you across serene pastoral scenery, pristine nature, virtually untouched forests, beautiful shores of glacial lakes getting the freshest air and the best views.