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Thoroughbred horse race

Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. A trainer, who is hired by the thoroughbred horse's owner, would train the horses for a particular event (the horse trains on a local training track near the stable) and also enter horses into races that would suit the horse. Trainers also have professional relations with jockeys, who ride the horse and give feedback to the trainer after every run.

Horses are judged on the weight (a horse carrying 52 kg is said to have better chances than one who carries 58 kg), the barrier gate (horses have less distance to make up if they start from an inside barrier, such as 1, rather than from an outside one, such as 15), the performance over the last three starts, and also the performance on wet tracks, against horses of gender and class (weak or strong opposition). Time ratings and jockey statistics are also factors in a horse's performance in a race, but they are considered less important.

Horse races

Among the most prestigious thoroughbred horse races in the world are the following:

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