Gatsid Racing Essay

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Thoroughbred Racing
Since the late 1900’s horses evolved from an animal of practicality and transportation to one of pleasure, trade and gambling. Thoroughbred racing is a worldwide industry involving the gambling, racing and breeding of thoroughbred horses. The racing industry is multinational and followed all around the world, with the UK and Ireland, USA, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand being the major influences in the breeding and production of thoroughbred racehorses. The New Zealand thoroughbred industry is now one of the most successful in the world, with racing contributing approximately $1.6 billion to NZ GDP – which comes in larger than the wine or seafood industry. Thoroughbreds dominate the equine industry in New Zealand; the environment we provide our thoroughbreds means they are much easier to breed and are kept in more natural
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This laid the foundation to begin breeding the thorougbred. The first thoroughbred horses to enter New Zealand were imported from Australia, then in further years importing began from England.
Around the time of the 13th century, horse racing began in England. Following on from this, in the 18th century, the first racecourse opened with the first galop taking part in France near Paris.
In 1840, France had its first success from one of their own horses. The equine industry continued developing in France, so in 1960 when France wanted contact with nature and a practiced sport – the number of horses increased. Equestrian is now the second most popular sport for women in Europe, and the second most watched sport behind soccer. There are currently over 800,000 horses in Europe, and the racing industry specifically has 28 750 racehorses, 17 160 races on 251 racecourses. Races run in New Zealand in the past 10 years have sat between

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