Updated: Mar 18, 2021
CRACKING HORSE RACING CODES
Horse racing is divided into two groups, which are referred to as the sport's two codes. The first is flat racing, which is played on either grass or all-weather surfaces and has no hurdles for horses to pass over. In the United Kingdom, the other code is known as National Hunt or jumps racing. It is often held on grass and usually includes a steeplechase or minor jumps.
LIFE SPAN OF A HORSE
While the average racehorse lives for about 30 years, they normally retire from racing at the age of 15. No racehorse older than 18 has ever run a race, demonstrating that these agile animals are at their finest while they are in their youth.