Gambling itself is a world of ebony and uncertainty. Horse racing gambling is just another form of betting one’s money in this typical equestrian sport. The history of horse racing can be dated back to the 17th century or around 1665 in the Newmarket course of the Salisbury Plains which is now known as Hampstead Plains of Long Island in New York.
While horse racing is the buzz word, the most sought-after option is “thoroughbred racing”, a sort of horse racing in which only ‘purebred’ and hot blooded horses are used for their speed, power and agility that are likely to come out as winner or at least the runners-up. Thoroughbred racing is very popular in the United States and some of the major racing tracks include Belmont Park, Elmont, New York (1905), Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Kentucky, (1936), Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York (1863), Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah, Florida (1925), Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky (1875), Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland (1870), Santa Anita Park, in the San Gabriel Valley community of Arcadia, California, in the Los Angeles area (1934), Fairmount Park Racetrack, Collinsville, Illinois (1925).
Another type of horse racing is the “harness racing”, for which ‘standardbred’ and cold-blooded horses are used to race in harness at a trot rather than galloping. This type of racing is mostly popular in Canada, some parts of the US, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. In fact, in Scandinavia, a cross-bred species of warm blooded and distraught horses is used, which is commonly known as ‘finn horses’ or ‘suokki’.
Quarter horse racing is popular in Florida. For this type of racing, quarter horses are used which are excellent in sprinting short distances. As per body type, the quarter horses come with two varieties – stock type (short and well-muscled) and halter type (tall and smooth-muscled).
A good knowledge of the market conditions equipped with the learning of the horses and tracks can help a gambler punt the stake in the right place and get benefitted thereby.