There is a reason that horse racing is often called the Sport of Kings. In ages, past crowds would gather to watch the best and fastest of the King’s horses compete for glory, with lords and ladies cheering the riders on to victory and an array of prizes awarded to the victors. And while the kings and queens of old have now been replaced with democratically elected leaders, the enduring appeal of horse racing has clearly survived and thrived in the modern era.
Even today in this industrialized age, breeders are working hard to find the best matches, finding the fastest stallions and the strongest mares, and training their weanlings to run their fastest and perform their best. As the new year dawns in 2023, those breeders will be getting their stock ready, jockeys will be mounting up and a series of prestigious races will be held to determine the cream of the equine crop.