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see horse racinghorse racing,
trials of speed involving two or more horses. It includes races among harnessed horses with one of two particular gaits, among saddled Thoroughbreds (or, less frequently, quarterhorses) on a flat track, or among saddled horses over a turf course with obstacles to
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; automobile racingautomobile racing,
sport in which specially designed or modified automobiles race on any of various courses. Automobile racing originated in France in 1894 and appeared in the United States the following year. It is now one of the most popular spectator sports in the world.
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; track and field athleticstrack and field athletics,
sports of foot racing, hurdling, jumping, vaulting, and throwing varied weights and objects. They are usually separated into two categories: track, the running and hurdling events; and field, the throwing, jumping, and vaulting events.
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; dog racingdog racing,
trials of speed between dogs. Now contested on oval tracks, the sport developed from the ancient practice of coursing, in which specially trained dogs chase game animals in the open field.
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; for boat racing, see motorboatingmotorboating,
sport of navigating a motor-powered vessel on the water. It is done on either fresh- or saltwater and may be competitive or recreational. The first successful motorboat traveled (1887) a few yards on the Seine River in Paris.
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; rowingrowing,
the art of propelling a boat by means of oars operated by hand. Boats propelled by oars (e.g., the galley) were used in ancient times for both war and commerce. Rowing is now generally used only for propelling small boats or for sport.
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; and sailingsailing,
as a sport, the art of navigating a sailboat for recreational or competitive purposes. Racing Classes

There is no single "yacht type" of boat, rather many types that include sloops, yawls, catamarans, and ketches.
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; and for bicycle racing, see under bicyclebicycle,
light, two-wheeled vehicle driven by pedals. The name velocipede is often given to early forms of the bicycle and to its predecessor, the dandy horse, a two-wheeled vehicle moved by the thrust of the rider's feet upon the ground.
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Worldwide, more than 50% of racing pigeons are deemed to be infected persistently with pigeon herpesvirus-1 (PHV-1).
Sadly a number of racing pigeons were killed as a result of the fire which has understandably been very distressing for the owner.
Every day you can see the remains of racing pigeons and there are plenty of numbered leg rings in there of all colours.
The sport has become a family affair, because parents and grandparents are now also taking part in racing pigeons, he said.
However we appreciate that the rise in number of sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons has also resulted in an increased risk to racing pigeons.
He said: "My neighbour has lost at least four of his racing pigeons to a peregrine this year.
Whatever the cause, investors are not pleased because the highest price ever paid for a single racing pigeon is $328,000, according to (http://www.
Pike admitted shooting the bird claiming he had taken the action because the bird had killed two of his racing pigeons.
By SAMUEL HAMILTON FORMER heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist Mike Tyson has a softer side - he likes racing pigeons.
PRIZE racing pigeons, with an estimated value of pounds 50,000, have been killed by intruders at a pigeon fancier's home in the south Wales valleys.
Nathanael Schildbach lives and learns in western Massachusetts with his wife, three sons, dog, cat, some racing pigeons that have been breeding, some ducks and some bantam chickens.
From 1995 to 2000, the government's raptor working group met interested parties including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, gamekeepers, landowners and racing-pigeon organisations to try to consider the conflict between the recovery of some bird-of-prey populations and their impact on game birds, moorland management and racing pigeons.