Saratoga, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Santa Anita. These are just a few of the legendary racetracks where thoroughbred horses compete and people just like you wager on which horse will win. There is nothing like the atmosphere of the racetrack. Some of the most colorful characters you will ever encounter, from professional handicappers to backside touts, can be found on the racetrack.
A thoroughbred racetrack is almost like a small commune or city. Not only does it contain the actual racetrack and grandstand where spectators watch the races, it is also host to a barn area where horses are stabled, veterinarian offices, shops that sell racing supplies, minor medical facilities, chapels, and small apartments or rooms that are used by employees of thoroughbred trainers. Some racetracks even have their own mini post offices!
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Saratoga Race Course, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, is the oldest thoroughbred racetrack and the oldest sporting venue in the United States. Built in 1863, Saratoga demands a visit from any serious handicapper. But be prepared! Saratoga is nicknamed the “Graveyard of Favorites” due to its reputation for longshot winners.
Betting the horses online is a fantastic way to enjoy the thrill of horseracing, but a day at the racetrack can be a very pleasant experience. There is nothing like the sound of the horses hooves as they thunder down the stretch toward the finish line. If you happen to live in the vicinity of a racetrack, treat yourself to a visit. You won’t regret it.
In this section of the EZ Horse Betting Website you will learn about racetracks all over the world. We’ll provide a little history of some of the more famous tracks and also show you how a racetrack is constructed. You’ll learn a little about how racing surfaces can become biased, or favorable, toward specific running styles. Learning all you can about the racetrack will make you a skilled handicapper.
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