All kinds of Horse racing are exciting, be it flat racing, jump/hurdling racing, endurance racing, harness racing, quarter horse racing, stakes racing, and many more. But I find jump horse racing the most exciting among all. The type and size of obstacles vary in these races. Jump racing is popular in Britain. Usually, the horses progress to run longer distances and more significant hurdles as they grow.
The format of races varies from country to country, and variations are in stipulations related to distance, hurdles, track surfaces, breeds of horse, and others. In the US, flat horse races on artificial turf or natural surface are famous.
The people are interested in horse races more because of betting and economic importance attached to it. As horse races are famous in America, many websites offer services as bookmakers for horse racing gambling.
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Is Horse Racing Profitable?
I would say that irrespective of whether you are wealthy or not, owning racehorses is not likely to be a very profitable business. Firstly, there is no guarantee that any horse, even an exceptionally well-bred and expensive one, will do well on the race track. Secondly, they can get sick or injured and be forced to retire, or cost you a lot in vet’s bills.
One must remember that buying expensive horses and employing the best trainers, jockeys, etc. all take vast amounts of money too. Yet there is still no surefire guarantee that these horses will win races.
Breeding can also be expensive with no guarantee of success, even with the best broodmares being in covering by great stallions.
Once a horse has done exceptionally well on the track and assuming that it is still a stallion (ie, not gelded), then money can be made from “renting” his services to broodmares. The trick is in finding that elusive stallion that races successfully in the first place.
Successful Breeding Stallions
Some of the most successful racing and breeding stallions in South Africa did not come from “fashionable” bloodlines and were not the most expensive horses to purchase as youngsters. Conversely, an excellent bloodline is no guarantee that a horse will be successful on the track. It is quite common that for every successful horse on the road, the same stallion/mare has much other progeny that is not.
We were fortunate enough to own a string of reasonably successful racehorses that won many races. To me, owning and racing horses is primarily for the love of the animals and the thrill of watching them race – not for the long shot that they will be profitable. If they do well, then they can contribute towards their upkeep with purse winnings, etc., which is excellent.