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Horse Racing Sports in India

Updated: Sep 13, 2022


Horse Racing In India- 11icBlog2

Horse racing an equestrian sports , a competition where two or more horses ridden by a jockey. Horse racing is one of the most ancient sports, as its basic premise is to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance.


Horse races in many countries have developed their own particular beliefs around the sports, that includes restriction of races to a particular breeds , over the obstacle , running over different distance, different track surface and different gaits.


India is known for its obsession with cricket , horse racing remains one of the popular sports.

In 1777, India set up their first racecourse in Madras.

Today, India established racing and breeding industry , this sport is conducted on nine race tracks by six authorities.


Indian Horse Racing Origin


Horse was not that common in India but after Persian fleet came to India loaded with horses because the Indian kingdom needed horses .

During the colonial era India held its first event for horse racing in Guindy, Madras.

In ancient time , horse racing was for well-off people.

India’s Horse Race Betting


Horse betting today has grown popularity in India since its one of the few sports on which betting is allowed. It has taken a new turn due to the surfacing of online betting sites.


Horse Racing legality in India


The legality of Horse racing in India has been a challenge before the courts and the Supreme Court held it to be legal. The court tried to compare between the games based on chance and games based on skill . Horse racing is not a game of pure chance, rather quite opposite of that.


Horse racing is neither a part of gaming nor is it gambling considered under the State legislation. The court ruled that horse racing is a game of skill and cannot be a game pure chance and it is not illegal to bet on horse racing.


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