It's what propelled the ancient Greeks and Romans to stage the first horse races in tests of speed and endurance.
In ancient Greece, neck-and-neck races were the featured events that thrilled ancient Greek spectactors at the original Olympic equestrian competitions. Later, at the Roman Coliseum chariot racing was the ultimate in displays of strength and intelligence in wild and often lethal fights to the finish.
Centuries later, horse racing would earn it's nickname "the sport of kings" as royals and knights of olde bred the best racing stock for battle...
Today, spectators at horse tracks in the US and worldwide still thrill to the chase and, if you've never been to a live race, you can bet that horse racing is still earning its reputation as "the most exciting two minutes in sports."
Around the Web, make a winning turn to the home stretch with some of the Net's best sites for the latest horse racing results, breaking news, links to the major tracks, related message boards, chat and publications, along with special coverage of the year's biggest races...
More about horse racing around the Web:
horsesites.com - Our No. 1 pick for the most easily navigable portal to "all things equine" searchable by keyword or categories with links to breaking news, racetracks, breeding farms, chat and forums, handicapping info and lots more.
ESPN.com - Horse Racing - Breaking news, opinion & analysis, race results, pictures & video clips, TV schedule, related
Equibase Company - THE professional stop for racing results info used by major news venues (for a fee) although free resources include the latest news, track changes, late scratches, who's hot, and more.
- Australian horse racing info with a worldwide focus, the latest results, as well as tips and tricks to handicapping, links to
mailing lists and newsgroups.
RACING - The U.S. guide to major pari-mutuel tracks with info on the Breeders, Pacing and Trotting Triple Crowns, including
more on regional events, champions and world records.