Horse racing Horse racing, also known as “the sport of kings” is very popular in the UK.
There are meetings held almost every day throughout the year. The Grand National, widely recognized as the hardest horse race in the world, originated in England.
Some of the best-known horse races are held at Ascot, Newmarket, Goodwood and Epsom. Greyhound racing is also a very popular spectator sport. People win and lose fortunes betting on the horses and the dogs in the UK.
Every year, a small town in the south of England becomes the centre of the horse racing world. Ascot is home to "Royal Ascot" one of the most important horse racing events in the UK. The queen of England always attends the event, having many racehorses herself and being a keen follower of the sport.
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