How Horse Race have Influenced the Culture in the United Kingdom?
Horse racing has always been a popular sport in the United Kingdom. Like popular sports including cricket and football, horse racing too has gained popularity and it has greatly influenced the culture in the United Kingdom.
How does horse racing work?
It is simple actually. Around 10 to 15 horses are set to race. They start from the same line and when the doors are opened they have to race around the track several times. They are ridden by jockeys who are usually expert horse handlers.
- They know how to handle the horse and direct the horse around the track.
- Depending on their skill the horse will run, increase or decrease it speed. So, merely having a horse that runs quickly will not help.
Betting and gambling are done during horse racing. Some of the winners are betted at several million pounds. It is not always that the horse on which the largest amount has been betted wins. There been instances where horses which are slated to do badly have won or finished among the top 3 winners.
It is all about taking a calculated risk when placing bets. It is good to place two to three bets on the first top three. However, the main intention of these horse races are as a form of fashion shows where the rich and famous parade around in expensive clothing and cars.
Not to mention some handsome men and attractive women are made to mingle amongst the crowd. It is quite a fun way to spend the day if you are worth millions. It has always been part of the culture in the United Kingdom and intends to remain that way for long.
The people of the United Kingdom have always loved their clothing, money, and cars. They like to show the world who they are and what they are capable of. It is no wonder that some of the richest horse races are held in the United Kingdom every year.
There are several other small prize racings also held.