What is a Horse Race?

Horse races are contests of speed between horses, either ridden by jockeys or pulled by sulkies and their drivers, with the first to cross the finish line first being declared the winner and prize money awarded accordingly. Each country and type of racing may have different regulations as well as handicap allowances for certain factors like age, gender or training requirements which make for interesting racing!

Horse racing has seen tremendous changes over the years, yet its core concept remains constant: horses racing around a track for spectators’ pleasure remains unchanged. Modern day horse races may involve large fields of runners with sophisticated electronic monitoring equipment as well as huge amounts of money involved – but their main feature remains unchanged: one horse finishes ahead of another determined by stewards through judgment calls.

Before racing begins, bettors closely examine a horse’s coat for signs that it is in optimal shape to win. A bright, rippling coat replete with sweat and muscled excitement signals readiness; Mongolian Groom’s coat was not bright enough and as a result he balked at the starting gate; such behavior indicates fear or anger which could have serious repercussions should the animal bolt onto the racetrack.

An objection may be filed after any race in which a horse was injured or otherwise compromised in some way, as well as after any race where they did not pass the finishing post and are disqualified.

No matter their popularity among spectators, horse races are cruel and hazardous for the animals who compete. Behind their romanticized facade lies a world of drug abuse, breakdowns and slaughter. Additionally, athletes bred solely for racing are subjected to whippings which cause lacerations injuries as well as hemorrhaging in their lungs – according to Animal Rights activists approximately 10,000 American thoroughbreds die each year as entertainment.