A horse race is a type of sporting event in which horses compete for the prize money and fame that comes with winning. It originated in Greece in the seventh century and has spread to many countries worldwide.
Originally, the equine sport involved four-hitched chariots and mounted bareback races, but it has evolved into the modern form of horse racing that we know today. It is an extremely competitive sport and consists of both flat and steeplechase races.
In a horse race, the winner is determined by crossing the finish line first. If two or more horses cross the line at the same time, a photo finish is held where stewards carefully examine a photograph of the race and determine which horse crossed the line first. If a winner cannot be decided, the race is settled according to dead heat rules.
The term GO WIDE applies to a horse that is forced to race wide due to the fact that he is racing with more than one rival. A horse could be forced to go wide for a number of reasons, including when another horse is bolting or getting out.
This term can also be used when a horse is forced to race wide because of traffic trouble. Usually, this happens when the horses are in tight quarters and have to keep a close stride in order to move forward without causing problems for others.
It is important to note that a horse who is carrying its jockey is NOT considered a “carried out” racer. A horse may lose a rider when the jockey falls off or when the rider is caught in traffic. This is a serious problem in horse racing and has resulted in many lawsuits against the industry.
A horse that was able to overcome traffic problems and other obstacles to gain the lead in a race, then fades out and finishes well behind the leaders. It could have been due to a poor start, dueling for command throughout, or a lack of racing luck.
Often, this is a result of the rider attempting to force a horse to accelerate and run faster than it is capable of running. It is a dangerous tactic that can sometimes cost a rider his mount or even worse, an entire race.
Some people feel that the sport of horse race has become corrupted as a result of doping and overbreeding, which has led to the extinction of some of the best racehorses in history. In response to these allegations, some horsemen and women have launched an organization that advocates for reform in the equine industry.
In horse racing, the jockey uses his whip and strong hand urging to try to control the other horses in the race. This can include asking the horse to shake up, or urging him with his hands to make him run faster. If a horse does not respond to these tactics, the jockey will call him FAILED TO MENACE and ask him to either shake up or use his whip.