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Types Of Horse Racing

People who do not live near a horse racing track, or who live near only one type of horse racing track may not be aware of all the different types of horse racing. Horses race on turf, dirt, and synthetic dirt surfaces. Depending on the type of racing and where it’s held the race may be in a very rigid and groomed oval track, a wide straight grass field, or a complicated set of jumps.

Thoroughbred racing and Quarter horse racing are typically run on what is known as a flat race. Harness racing is also run on a flat track.

Jump racing varies, but the most popular steeplechase jump races are turf races with jumps made of shrubbery and sometimes wood. Endurance racing is the oddest of them all, with no actual track. This race is run over a marked trail usually with parts of the race over mountains and hills.