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Horse racing

Also called equestrian sport. There are three types of horse racing: flat field racing; steeplechasing or racing over jumps; and harness racing, where horses trot or pace while pulling a driver in a small cart known as a sulky. Horse racing is closely associated with gambling generating a worldwide market of well over U.S. $100 billion.

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Horse racing

Epsom Derby

Sports; Horse racing

The Epsom Derby, or Derby Stakes, is a thoroughbred horse race in the United Kingdom open to three-year-old colts and fillies. The race is held in early June each year, with a total prize fund of ...

Ascot Racecourse

Sports; Horse racing

Ascot Racecourse is a famous English racecourse located in Ascot, Berkshire. It is best known for Royal Ascot, which is attended every year by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal ...

Ascot Gold Cup

Sports; Horse racing

The Ascot Gold Cup is a horse race in the United Kingdom open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. The event is well known for horses that specialise in racing over long distances and is ...

Grand National

Sports; Horse racing

The Grand National is a world-famous horse race that is held annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, United Kingdom. The race is one of the most popular and most valuable races in Britain with ...

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Sports; Horse racing

The Epsom Downs is a racecourse near Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom. It is best known for hosting the Epsom Derby, a horse race for thoroughbred three-year-old colts and fillies. The racecourse was ...


Sports; Horse racing

Someone who places or has a bet. A 'Punter' in the UK.

betting tax

Sports; Horse racing

Tax on a Bookmaker's turnover. In the UK this is a 'Duty' levied on every Pound wagered. Common methods of recouping this by the punter are to deduct tax from returns (winnings) or to pay tax with ...

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