If you have satellite/cable channels on your television you may be wondering just who on earth spends a good chunk of their time watching programmes about horse racing, or watching the horses racing themselves. After all, it’s not like something like football or any other sports where the action itself is the attraction, but there are quite a few things which make horse racing as interesting as it is.
If you were to take the time to get to know what it’s all about yourself, you’d probably enjoy it 10 times more as well…
Horse Racing Events
Okay, so it’s perhaps something you’re already aware of, that being that there is a betting element to horse racing, which I’ll get to in a moment since it’s actually the main reason behind people watching horses run so attentively. The betting is part of the bigger picture of all the events which are developed around the racing, such as those which you’ll see all over the news and the papers, often featuring attendees who are dressed to the nines.
So really it’s a lifestyle and all the elements of that rather posh lifestyle developing around the horses makes it that much more fun – fine dining, dressing super-smart and just indulging in some of the finer things this life has to offer.
The Thrill of the Spin
Well perhaps it’s not quite the thrill of the “spin” in the traditional sense, but it’s a spin of some sorts. I mean if you perhaps didn’t physically attend the latest and most prestigious horse racing event, if you have some sort of vested interest in the form of having placed a bet, you’ll always be excited by the prospect of the outcome of the horse racing event. Just check out the horse racing results today – provided by William Hill and you’ll understand why there are entire TV channels dedicated to horse racing.
There’s BIG money involved and approaching your horse racing viewing from that point of view also makes it that much more interesting.
Finally, perhaps what spices up horse racing the most are the many unique and intriguing stories which go into the presentation of each and every horse which takes its place on the racecourse, so too the jockeys who ride the horses. Lots of investment goes into the training and grooming of each horse and, come race day, that’s when all the behind-the-scenes work is put to the test, the results of which are rather fun to watch.