The Basics of Horse Race Betting

The Basics of Horse Race Betting

164Everyone enjoys a chance to win a little bit of money. It can be even more exciting when the method of winning involves something as exhilarating as a horse race. For decades, betting on a horse race has been a popular way to gamble and engage with others over love of the sport. When you are interested in horse race betting online, there are a few basic things to know. When you keep these facts in mind, it can help you make the right call during a race.

One Horse

While it is possible to bet on more than one horse during a race, it is good practice to begin with a simple bet. A straight bet is one that involves a single horse. You have several options when it comes to making a straight bet while indulging in horse race online betting. First, you can make a bet on whether or not the horse will win the race. This means you will pick a horse, then collect the prize based on whether or not that horse comes in first place. The second option available is a place bet. For this, you will collect winnings if your horse comes in first or second place but you will win the prize associated with the place bet, as opposed to the win bet. Finally, your third choice is the show bet, which will grant you winnings when your pick comes in first, second or third place. Similar to the place bet, you will the amount associated with the show bet.

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Horse solarium and orthopaedic pads keep horses sports-worthy

Horse solarium and orthopaedic pads keep horses sports-worthy

163Horse solariums

The specially developed horse solariums are built with the highest quality standards according to the latest guidelines. The infra red lamps provided in the solariums are of the best quality and have a very long service life. This European design of horse solariums uses short wave infra-red heat, which activates the immune system and thereby providing vitamin D necessary for the absorption of phosphates and calcium. The infra-red also helps to increase the metabolic activity in the cells, which helps the capillaries to dilate. This increases blood circulation all over the body, and hence helps in oxygenating the cells which in turn removes the toxins and helps in a quicker recovery.

Horse solariums are innovative, and progressive. These technologically proven products are unique and built for training horses taking part in various competitions. The specially developed horse solariums are requiring the highest quality standards and are built according to the latest guidelines. The infra red lamps are of the highest quality and have a very good life span.

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Types of Horse Racing

Types of Horse Racing

161Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has been popular throughout the centuries. Horse racing is one of the most attended and most enjoyed sports events in the world. Many people do not realize that there are different types of horse racing. The following is a list of some of the various forms of horse racing that are currently practiced throughout the world:

Harness Horse Racing: This type of horse racing is popular in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and North America. It involves the horses pulling the jockey on a two-wheeled cart. This form of horse racing requires strategy as much as speed. There are two types of this form of horse racing which is based on the gait used: Pacing consists of horses running faster with shorter breaks during a race. When a horse starts to gallop, it must be slowed until it can regain the gait. In Trotting, horses move their legs diagonally, meaning that the right front leg and the left hind leg hit the ground at the same time.

The Standardbred is recognized worldwide for its harness racing ability. Standardbreds are best known for their ability to harness race at a trot or pace form. They are solid, well-built horses with good dispositions. Standardbreds are relatively intelligent animals.

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Lifespan of a Horse

Lifespan of a Horse

76Horses are one of the most regal animals to walk this earth. With their glossy coats and fine manes, they have the best looking body structure and yet appear to be uncharacteristically gentle in their disposition. Even in the wild, horses appear to have a calm and peaceful air about them. But how long does this last? How long does an average horse live? What is the lifespan of a horse? What does it depend on? These are the questions that will be dealt with, in this Buzzle article.

What is the Average Lifespan of a Horse

Horses come in different breeds and live in different areas. Hence, the life expectancy of a horse is quite understandably dependent on various factors. While many studies conducted have reached a conclusion that an average horse’s lifespan is approximately around 30 years, there are some horses that have lived more than that. There are also cases in which a horse has lived much lesser than its average life expectancy level. Given below are some important factors that play a role in the determination of a horse’s life span.

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