It is hard to imagine a typical weekend in the United Kingdom without thinking, no matter how briefly, about the horse races. This national past-time brings together members of all classes, all ages and all backgrounds. Be it Flat or Jump Races, the equine sports are such a staple of British sporting life we rarely question their beginnings.
This section of our site is devoted to bringing you the historical background of the races, as well as facts on the slow and deliberate evolution of today's thoroughbred horse. If you enjoy your racing now, you will enjoy it even more with the knowledge about its rich history and long-standing tradition.