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Horse racing

Knowledge Identifier: $Horse_racing


Horse racing

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Category: Sport (47)

Launched in 1372.

Countries: United States (35%), (15%), Australia (10%)

Main connections: Horse, Thoroughbred, New Zealand

Linked to: American Quarter Horse Association, Japan Racing Association, National Association of Racing, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame




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Horse racing in the United States and on the North American continent dates back to 1665, which saw the establishment of the Newmarket course in Salisbury, New York, a section of what is now known as the Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York add something


The first record of quarter mile length races dated back to 1674 in Henrico County, Virginia add something


These horses were a blend of Colonial Spanish horses crossed with English horses that were brought over in the 1700s add something


It was not until 1725 that the Arabian was introduced into the United States add something


$ Horse racing in Poland can be dated to 1777, when a horse owned by Polish noble Kazimierz Rzewuski beat the horse of the English chargé d'affaires, Sir Charles Whitworth, on the road from Wola to Ujazdów Castle add something


India's first racecourse was set up in Madras in 1777 add something


Named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, The Derby was first run in 1780 add something


Horse racing is a popular sport in South Africa that can be traced back to 1797 add something


Thoroughbred horse racing came to China with British settlements in the middle 1800s and most notably centered around the treaty ports, including the two major race courses in Shanghai, the Shanghai Racecourse and the International Recreation Grounds , and the racecourses of Tianjin add something


The first recorded race club meeting took place five years later in 1802 add something


Brumby - Horse racing became popular around 1810, resulting in an influx of Thoroughbred imports, mostly from England


On 25 June 1812, the Champ de Mars Racecourse was inaugurated by The Mauritius Turf Club which was founded earlier in the same year by Colonel Edward A. Draper add something


However, the first official race was organized back in 1816 by Emperor Francis II near Kladruby nad Labem add something


The first horse racing in Pest was noted June 6, 1827 add something


In country racing, records indicate that Goulburn commenced racing in 1834 add something


The Pleasanton Fairgrounds Racetrack at the Alameda County Fairgrounds is the oldest remaining horse racing track in America, dating back to 1858, when it was founded by the sons of the Spaniard Don Agustin Bernal add something


Horseracing in the Philippines began in 1867 add something


The American Stud Book was started in 1868, prompting the beginning of organized horse racing in the United States add something


Foremost of these is Kincsem, foaled in 1874 and the most successful Thoroughbred race horse ever, having won 54 races in 54 starts add something


There are 15 racecourses in the Czech Republic, most notably Pardubice Racecourse, where the country's most famous race, the Velka Pardubicka steeplechase, has been run since 1874 add something


From the mid-fifteenth century until 1882, spring carnival in Rome closed with a horse race add something


The national horse racing body is known as the National Horseracing Authority and was founded in 1882 add something


Established as the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1884, the non-profit organisation conducts nearly 700 races every season at the two race tracks in Happy Valley and Sha Tin add something


There were 314 tracks operating in the United States by 1890; and in 1894, the American Jockey Club was formed add something


The premier event, which attracts 50,000 people to Durban, is the Durban July Handicap, which has been run since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse add something


Horse racing in South Korea dates back to May 1898, when a foreign language institute run by the government included a donkey race in its athletic rally add something


$ Horse races, as well as Thoroughbred horse breeding, is organized by Jockey Club Czech Republic, founded in 1919 add something


However, it wasn't until the 1920s that modern horse racing involving betting developed add something


In 1920s, Hong Kong Jockey Club had race meetings for visitors already add something


Sweeptakes were introduced in Hong Kong during the 1920s add something


The nation's first authorised club, the Chosun Racing Club, was established in 1922 and a year later, the pari-mutuel betting system was officially adopted for the first time add something


In Australia, the most famous racehorse was Phar Lap , who raced from 1928 to 1932 add something


Phar Lap carried to win the 1930 Melbourne Cup. Australian steeplechaser Crisp is remembered for his battle with Irish champion Red Rum in the 1973 Grand National add something


The American Quarter $ Horse was not recognized as an official breed until the formation of the American Quarter Horse Association in 1940 add something


More than 100 jockeys were killed in the US between 1950 and 1987 add something


Gambling on horses is prohibited at some tracks; Springdale Race Course, home of the nationally renowned Toronto-Dominion Bank Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup Steeplechase in Camden, South Carolina, is known as one of the tracks where betting is illegal, due to a 1951 law add something


Second Sino-Japanese War - The Kiang-wan racecourse was destroyed in the lead-up to the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Shanghai Race Club closed in 1954 add something


Contemporary organized endurance racing began in California around 1955, and the first race marked the beginning of the Tevis Cup This race was a one-hundred-mile, one-day-long ride starting in Squaw Valley, Placer County, and ending in Auburn add something


Barrie, Douglas M., Turf Cavalcade, Halstead Press, Sydney, 1960 Australia's first country racing club was established at Wallabadah in 1852 and the Wallabadah Cup is still held on New Year's Day add something


The most famous horse from Canada is generally considered to be Northern Dancer, who after winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Queen's Plate in 1964 went on to become the most successful Thoroughbred sire of the twentieth century; his two-minute-flat Derby was the fastest on record until Secretariat in 1973 add something


Competitive endurance riding commenced in Australia in 1966, when the Tom Quilty Gold Cup was first held in the Hawkesbury district, near Sydney, New South Wales add something


In harness racing, Cane Smoke had 120 wins, including 34 in a single season, Paleface Adios became a household name during the 1970s, while Cardigan Bay, a pacing horse from New Zealand, enjoyed great success at the highest levels of American harness racing in the 1960s add something


With introduction of new bet types in horse racing and the launch of Mark Six lottery in the 1970s, the club finally stop saled weepstakes in 1977 add something


Founded in 1972, the American Endurance Ride Conference was the United States' first national endurance riding association add something


One of the latest major horse track opened in the United States was the Meadowlands Racetrack, opened in 1977 for Thoroughbred racing add something


The Korean War disrupted the development of horse racing in the country, but after the Seoul Olympics in 1988, the Olympic Equestrian Park was converted into racing facilities named Seoul Race Park, which helped the sport to develop again add something


It started to conduct horse races in 1989 add something


Club horse racing reappeared on a small scale in the 1990s add something


$ Horse racing has left its mark in the naming of roads in Singapore such as Race Course Road in Little India, where horse racing was first held in Singapore, and Turf Club Road in Bukit Timah where Singapore Turf Club used to be situated before moving to its current location in 1999 add something


In recent years, various Irish bred and trained horses achieved victory in one or more of the British 2000 Guineas, The Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, considered the three most prestigious races in Europe add something


Lesley Visser - In August 2000, Visser returned to CBS, with her assignments being NFL, college basketball, Tennis, Figure Skating and Horse Racing as well as special projects for CBS News


Digby, John; "Thoroughbred Families and Sires of Australian and New Zealand", AJC & VRC, 2002 Phar Lap and Tulloch were both bred in New Zealand but did not race there add something


In 2004, more than one million people attended race meetings in New Zealand add something


More than 40,000 people were involved in some capacity in the New Zealand racing industry in 2004 add something


The longer race led to deaths and injuries to participating horses in both 2005 and the 11th National Games in 2009 add something


The race course was initially 5 km, but from 2005 was extended to 12 km add something


However, with the demise of the event at the National Games and the government not relenting from the ban on commercial racing, various racecourses built in recent years are all in a state of disuse: The Nanjing Racecourse, which previously hosted National Games equestrian events, is now used as a car park; the Beijing Jockey Club was shut down in 2008 add something


In 2008, the China Speed $ Horse Race Open in Wuhan was organized as the qualification round for the speed horse race event at the National Games the next year, but was seen by commentators as a step towards legalizing both horse racing and gambling on the races add something


In the six runnings of the Epsom Derby between 2008 and 2013, Irish horses filled 20 of the first 30 placings, winning the race 5 times add something


At the 2009 National Games, Hubei won both the gold and silver medals, with Inner Mongolia winning bronze add something


Based on findings of 2009 and fate of 1986 Kentucky Derby Winner Ferdinand, PETA has called ban for exporting race horses to $ Japan, even though the amount of young horses exported to Japan for racing purposes is insignificant compared to the overall amount and only adult horses exported to Japan are breeding stock add something


In 2009, animal rights group PETA released undercover video of alleged abuses of former race horses at a slaughterhouse in Kumamoto, Japan add something


The Breeders' Cup is normally held at a different track every year; however, the 2010 and 2011 editions were both held at Churchill Downs, and the 2012, 2013 and 2014 races were held at Santa Anita Park add something


The Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, reported to be the world's largest race track, opened on March 27, 2010 for the Dubai World Cup race add something


The racecourse in Inner Mongolia has not been active after 2012 add something


As a result of these factors, the event was abolished for the 12th National Games in 2013 add something


Horse racing eventually returned to mainland China on year 2014 as one-day, five-card event for foreign horses, trainers and jockeys add something


In 2014, the Wuhan Jockey Club organized more than 80 races add something


In recent years, however, the sport in the country has suffered a major funding crisis, culminating in its 2014 expulsion from the European Pattern add something


Keeneland, in Lexington, Kentucky, hosted the 2015 Breeders' Cup. add something


In one year in Australia alone, the CPR found 119 horses died on the track between 1 August 2017 - 31st July 2018 add something


The Pegasus World Cup had its purse reduced in 2019 to make room for a new turf race add something