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ACTIVITIES TO KEEP YOU BUSY WHEN THERE’S NO RACING

By HRI Foreign Staff — We all need to take a break from the horses from time to time. When your horses aren’t running, you’ve hit a patch of losses, or the weather just isn’t great, it may be time to take a break and look to another hobby to keep busy until your favorite horses and jockeys are back on track. Here are some ideas.

An Outdoor Hobby

Many horse-racing enthusiasts love their outdoor time at the track and the ability to socialize and meet with other like-minded people. The outdoor component is also something that many will continue to practice, regardless of whether it’s at the track, watching racing, or just down at the local park. So, they will continue to receive the benefits of the outdoor time that may have been spent at a track. Simply find another outdoor pastime to fill the gap. Spending time outdoors is a proven means to improve and sustain good health, clear the mind, and strengthen the body. Whether it is just a routine walk or a specific outdoor hobby, such as bird watching or hiking, if you’re not down at the track or following the horses on the television, then spend this time outdoors and you’re likely to improve your mood and your health.

Reading About Horse Racing

There are so many online forums and platforms where you can access and read up on the various national and international horse racing news. The aim is to find out which horses and jockeys are hot, which are not, what the latest trends are at the tracks that you watch, and about the horses that you follow. Learning about the ‘sport of kings’ in this way can only improve your odds when you return to the track. It’s the generic racing knowledge that many don’t have and yet is freely available and will stand you in good stead at the track. Look for stories on up-and-coming horses, new jockeys and trainers, and the changes to any tracks that you like to attend.

Watching Other Sports

There are so many other sports out there that you can watch and engage with. You will also be able to lay the odd bet as you would at the track at places like a sportsbook, where you can bet on a range of professional and international sports. For most horse racing enthusiasts, it’s the competitive sports that they will choose and whether it’s racing, individual sports, or team sports, there is a plethora of options and opportunities to watch live sports when not at the track. Look for live streaming sports or sports that are shown on social media.

Being at the races is the ultimate pastime for many enthusiasts and even attending these races virtually or online is an extremely popular hobby. However, the idea for horse racing enthusiasts to take a break and do other enjoyable activities can be a simple matter of following the tips in this article and then having some fun with it.

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