They have horse races and car races.
The most popular type of horse is the quarter horse, because it can run in races
Some are run clockwise. At some courses, there are tracks run in each direction e.g. Uttoxeter.
Thoroughbreds are the fastest horse breed in long races 40 mph. Quarter horses run shorter races at around 50 mph.
During any given year there are thousands of horse races run in the US. Therefore, it would be better to ask which horse races are part of the Triple Crown. Those races are the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.
first of all the horse has got to have the speed to be able to run races. also the fitness. but gaining a horses fitness and confidence is all part of the training. run your horse through a cirtan coarse three / four times a week. then his ability to run races will be at top quality. hope that helps xxx
About the only resemblance Roman chariot races and our horse races have today is the betting on the outcome. True we have harness racing where one horse pulls a cart, but the horse has to be controlled, that is, he has to run at a pace or a trot. The Romans, however, had rather light weight racing chariots pulled by (usually) four horses and they ran at breakneck speed four times around the circuit.
No, it's not. If this were true they wouldn't need to have races, they could just get a yardstick.
Overall, favorites only win about 1/3 of the races.
They originally got the name quarter horse from races that used to be held where the horses would run a quarter mile.
All horse racing in Melbourne Australia is run anticlockwise in New South Wales and Queensland races are run clockwise.