Jump racing is not as popular as flat racing in the UK, but it does have the biggest event of the year in terms of TV viewership - the Aintree Grand National. Covered by the National Hunt organization in the UK, jump racing covers both hurdle jumping and steeplechasing, two of the most exciting events in horse racing. An interesting facet of jump racing is that it is mostly the domain of older horses. It takes a lot of power for a horse to perform well at jump racing, the kind of power that only a fully-grown horse possesses.
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