Drag racing, an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles covering a measured distance, is probably as old as the automobile itself. As a legal and commercially organized sport, however, it began on Sunday, June 19, 1950. On that day at an airstrip near Santa Ana, California, C. J. Hart, originally of Findlay, Ohio, hosted with two partners the Santa Ana Drags. A year before that, in Goleta, California, a drag race was held on a closed-off section of road with approval of the police, but it was only a one-time event. The surge of returning veterans at the end of World War II, many of whom could afford an automobile and had a sense of adventure as well as a desire to test the performance of their
If you like teaching, you would probably study to be a teacher. If you like engineering, you would study to be an engineer. But, if you like Dragster car designing and racing, then you would read this essay. This will explain the basics of a Dragster Racing, how you would race and test a Dragster Car and what vocabulary you need to know for the Dragster car’s function and structure.
Selection is based on previous performance including race record; pedigree and phenotype to which play an important role when evaluating racehorses with conformation which is subjective to opinion or experience (McIlwrath, 2004). Foals in the racing industry are purchased through auction sales and stud farms and are based on their conformation, way of going and pedigree although conformation criteria differs from foal to 2-3 year old through musculoskeletal changeability. What has to be considered is the sire or dam who have produced winning progeny and has made the most prize money through races ran (O 'Mara, 2015).
Upon one’s initial glance the sport of barrel racing might seem as though it is a very basic, straightforward, and even easy sport to achieve a high level of success. However, barrel racing is exactly the opposite. To be a highly skilled barrel racer it takes far more than just agility, strength, and trust from both the horse and its rider. It takes a great deal of patience to learn, be taught, and to have trust in every aspect of this sport. This is a fast paced sport that requires a great deal of dedication, skill, and motivation from every competitor, and horse, regardless of their age or skill level. Along with the above stated skills comes an extremely high level of danger, that I sadly got to witnessed first hand. Every aspect of this
One day when I was about 8 years old I wanted to learn how to barrel race. So my uncle decided to teach me how. I was pretty small so he allowed me to use his short horse. The first day went pretty well I got on and me and my cousin went for a little ride to warm up. When it was mine turn to go around the barrels we started at a walk. Everything was going great until I pulled at her mouth to hard and she reared up. I fell off and when she turned to run away she kind of stepped on me and broke my arm. It didn’t hurt at firsts but when it did I balled into tears. So I was takin to the emergency room and they had to give me a cast, it was blue and hard like a brick.
The science behind evaluating racehorses is deciding which faults make a direct impact to the horse’s career. The requirements needed for a horse to succeed starts at the conformation of the foal/yearling. To which conformational faults are passed down from parents, however, faults may or may not have consequences to their racing career, and therefore different trainers/bloodstock agents may have different inceptions with regard to acceptable faults (TOBA, 2015).
I would say I am neither a jock, nor a puke. I Barrel race, which I consider a sport, and I can be very competitive at times, but it is definitely not a "Win at all costs" attitude. To me, if a barrel racer is trying to "win at all costs", they would likely be putting their horse or themselves in danger in order to attempt a faster run. A lot of barrel racers also get unreasonably close to the barrels to try and achieve a faster run, which usually only results in a barrel down and five seconds added to their time. Barrel racers kick and push our reins forward to pick up speed but it is nothing that endangers our horses health or our own health. I do have to say that i am rarely content watching a barrel race but not participating in it. It
The most beautiful and priceless stallions had been captured and stolen by third reich 350 dazzling white thoroughbreds royal Lipizzaners and Arabian steeds. The fuhrer had ordered the stately beasts seized across Europe and planned to create a bloodline of the purest most beautiful horses the world had ever seen. But as the German front collapsed in 1945 Hitler’s stable of super horses threatened to become stew for the pots of hungry Russian troops as they advanced on berlin. The daring mission by American troops to rescue the horses from behind enemy lines herding them across 130 battle scarred miles is detailed in a fascinating new book The perfect horse. It was a mission fraught with danger against Germans
In her essay Katherine Borland recounts her grandmother's remembrances forty-two years after a day at the harness races that was shared with Borland in a narrative that was, according to Borland, "highly structured" and "thoroughly entertaining" (Borland, 1998, p. 320).
Efficient and effective breeding is dependent on the performance of the Stallion and the mare. Adequate knowledge of the Stallion anatomy keeps one at good point to make good decision on selecting Stallion that will perform above average (Graffin, 2000, Morris & Allen, 2002)
As one of South Australia’s most decorated Junior Show Horse Riders, every success is embraced as a stepping stone toward the pinnacle of competing at Nationals. The ability to ride–and ride well–has seen me claim numerous State Championships over the past years.
I’ve been blessed to know Robert Palusky (Bob) and his wife, Virginia (also an amazing artist in her own right) for quite some time, and they have been great friends of the Foal Project as well. When the Equine Gallery opened a few months ago, it only made sense to ask if I could showcase one of his pieces, to highlight his work, and introduce this remarkable artist to the Saratoga community. I was honored when he was kind enough to oblige. I had no idea which piece he would agree to send to Saratoga, however, it was no surprise to discover there was a horse involved.
the trails. Everything around me was a blur. It was almost as if I was riding a thoroughbred that had just taken off out of the gates. There have been many amazing animals throughout history, but perhaps one rose above the others. Perhaps that one was Secretariat. The champion thoroughbred Secretariat unknowingly changed the world the second he was born, racing to first place almost effortlessly, and leaving an indelible mark on the world.
Legendary thoroughbred racehorse trainer and Australian Racing Hall of Fame member, David Hayes once said, ‘Buying a horse is like buying venture capital stock. The pay-offs will be better than the incremental returns you might experience playing the stock market.’