Five reasons why people love horse racing events
Those who have never got into horse racing may be wondering what the fuss is all about. And indeed, to an outsider, horse racing can appear boring and downright archaic. But there is a lot to love about the sport after become more familiar with it. Here are some of the top reasons why horse racing events attract people.
They are affordable
Compared to typical high-end sporting events, tickets for horse races are incredibly affordable. This means that almost everyone can afford to go and see a race live and witness world-famous horses and jockeys first-hand.
They are fast
A typical horse race lasts around three minutes and it’s very rare to see a race that goes on for longer than ten. Thanks to that, the amount of time needed to allocate to enjoy this sport is much smaller. And for those watching from home, it’s possible to get other things done in the 30 minutes gap that often occurs between races.
If it’s a busy night, some may even be able to switch to a different channel or website and watch half a dozen races in just an hour. It all makes it easier to multi-task and get the most out of the time available.
They are easy to understand
Getting into a new sport often requires becoming familiar with its various teams, rules and the lingo associated with it. Horse racing has some of that, but it is helped by the fact that the core rule is incredibly simple – the first horse through the finishing line wins, it’s that easy.
They are easy to engage with
You don’t need to go on site to be part of it, it’s possible to watch and engage in a horse race from anywhere in the world. If TV access is not an option either, it’s also possible to listen on the radio, meaning a horse race can potentially be followed while working from home. There are many apps and websites offering opportunities to engage with the races, with services such as Tote Placepot. There are even games shaped around the races for those who want to carry on the fun.
They are wrapped in tradition
Just like with any other sport, many kids have grown up being taken to the horse track by their parents or other relatives. This is an old sport, filled with history, tradition and a culture which allows fans to get into it as deeply as they want to. Horse racing can be enjoyed by casually checking a live stream or by reading tons of books on the sport until the history of every jockey and course is known.
The revenue and incentives generated by horse racing also help keep the tradition of breeding and raising horses alive, with certain breeds being famous and valuable specifically due to their proficiency on the track.
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