SE­LEC­TIVE CON­DI­TIONS AT THE FLAT TRACK

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This graph shows the “se­lec­tive con­di­tions” of mod­ern flat-track rac­ing in dif­fer­ent world re­gions. Four-mile heat-races be­came ex­tinct 150 years ago. There are still a tiny num­ber of Thor­ough­bred races that re­quire horses to run more than two miles; all of th­ese are in Great Bri­tain. Even races of be­tween 12 and 16 fur­longs, at the up­per end of “clas­sic dis­tances,” are now rel­a­tively rare. Races of one mile are com­mon­est, but “sprints” of less than one mile are a close sec­ond in pop­u­lar­ity world­wide and are the most popular in the United States, where races of six or eight fur­longs com­prise the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of all races. The Aus­tralian pat­tern par­al­lels that in the United States whereas the Euro­pean pat­tern is sim­i­lar to the Bri­tish.

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