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The Different Varieties Of Auto Racing

05.06.2011 · Posted in Auto Racing

Auto racing may be very widespread with hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. Some people use it as their favorite pastimes, whereas other people use it as an excuse to get of their favourite vehicles and speed. Whatever the case, although, there is not any doubt that auto racing has attracted some ...

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Steeplechase, Hurdle, and Point-To-Point Racing

04.27.2011 · Posted in Auto Racing

Steeplechases are races over a 2- to 4-mi (3.2- to 6.4-km) course that includes such obstacles as brush fences, stone walls, timber rails, and water jumps. The sport developed from the English and Irish pastime of fox hunting, when hunters would test the speed of their mounts during the cross-country chase. Organized steeplechase racing began ...

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American Thoroughbred Racing

04.27.2011 · Posted in Auto Racing

The British settlers brought horses and horse racing with them to the New World, with the first racetrack laid out on Long Island as early as 1665. Although the sport became a popular local pastime, the development of organized racing did not arrive until after the Civil War. (The American Stud Book was begun in ...

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