Keeneland Race Track
Horse Racing, contest of speed between two or more horses, usually Thoroughbreds, which are driven or ridden over a special course.
One of the oldest known sports, and still popular in most countries, horse racing is also one of the most highly organized and commercialized sports.
window to place bets on the races
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It encompasses what is technically termed flat racing , harness racing, and steeplechasing.
the social lawn
Flat races are contests of speed between two or more saddle horses, generally Thoroughbreds, ridden by jockeys on specially built tracks over distances ranging from 440 yd (402 m) to 1 y mi (2.4 km). The sport is called flat racing to differentiate it from the steeplechase, which involves jumping over obstacles.
where the people and the horses meet
best seats to watch them run
the winner's circle
To equalize the competition between
horses of a given class, each animal is assigned a weight handicap based on such
factors as its age, sex, and past record, and the jockey's experience. Lead bars
are carried in a pad under the saddle to make up the difference between the
assigned weight and the jockey's weight.
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