Legendary horse breed
When it comes to horse racing, it is first to mention Arabian horses, a rare breed associated with the history of this royal sport. Arabian horses were domesticated by the Bedouin people in the Middle East for being found to be extremely athletic, and extremely tough.
This horse is capable of running a very long distance, while maintaining a stable speed. Scientists say the horse’s body is full of type 1 muscle fibers.
These fibers are capable of operating for long periods of time, while being very slim, reducing the body weight of Arabian horses. Due to the above characteristics, today, this precious horse is often used to participate in road races in many countries.
Horse racing today is a huge trade, worth billions of dollars. Horse racing is not only popular in North America, England, Asian countries or Arab countries, but also developed in some Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia and even in our country.
The three most commonly chosen horse breeds for racing are the Arabian Darley Arabian, Godolphin Barb and Turkey’s Byerly Turk.
Training racing horses is a profession that requires the skills and perseverance of horse owners. Racing horses began training at the age of 2, starting with freight and horse riding.
Besides, between the ages of 3-5, some horses must be ready to race, and often start their racing career at the age of 10. However, the care and training is still the most concerned process whether horses have participated in racing or not.
There are also many terms used to honor racing horses. Females under 5 are called “fillies” and then when they grow up they are called “mere”. While males under 5 years old is called “gelding” or “colt” and after 5 years of age it is called “stallion”.
Horse racing is known as the royal sport, because it is too expensive and takes a lot of care. Children once dreamed of riding like they were watching on TV, but very few of them are capable of realizing that dream in the future.
Horse racing requires training costs, horse care for events, and it can be up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. For example, the average cost of launching a race horse can exceed $ 200,000 a year.
But that is not including the money to buy horses. The price of the stallion involved in the race is not cheap, can be up to millions of dollars. The world has seen many racing horse deals with many millions of dollars worth of deals.
10 years ago, in 2006, the Arab stallion named Plavius was owned by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for $ 9.2 million.
And the most expensive horse ever sold is called Fusaichi Pegasus. It was the horse that won the Kentucky Derby major race in 2000, and ended his career with 9 races, 6 wins and 2 losses.
Throughout his career, Pegasus has helped bring the prize money up to $ 1,994,400, which is an impressive number. Pegasus became the most expensive horse after the famous Irish breeder Coolmore Stud, bought him for $ 70 million.