Sports Betting

Types of Horse Race

When you first start betting on horseracing, you'll notice that there are a number of different types of race that you can bet on. Horseracing in the UK is divided into three main types of race: Jump racing (or National Hunt), Flat-racing and All-Weather racing. Types of Jump Race: The SteeplechaseSteeplechases are usually run over a distance of between 2 and 4 miles and have larger jumps than those in a Hurdle. The jumps on a Steeplechase course must be at least 4.5 feet high and are fixed, so that they don't collapse like those in a Hurdle. Steeplechases are therefore more suitable for more experienced horses and horses cannot take part in Steeplechases until July 1 in the year of their fourth birthday. The most famous Steeple Chase in British horseracing is the Grand National, wh...

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