A gallop through the history of horse racing
What are the origins of this equestrian performance sport?
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Horse racing is one of the most popular sporting events in the world. It's also one of the most ancient, with records of chariot and mounted horse racing dating back to antiquity. Regarded as the "Sport of Kings" for its historical association with aristocrats and royalty of British society, horse racing today is big business: the Dubai World Cup for example is worth a staggering US$12 million for the first past the post!
So saddle up and gallop through this history of horse riding. Click on!
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