For those who love horses and indulge in racing there is a very interesting piece of news. A stone tablet has been discovered in Konya, Turkey that outlines the ancient rules of racing, it may be the oldest rules of the sport ever found and the rules of the sport were very different 2,000 years ago.
The Greek inscription reveals winning horses and other others trained in the winning owner’s stables were banned from racing after a victory to give other competitors a chance of glory.
The tablet was once part of the Lukuyanus Monument, which is thought to have been erected in memory of a Roman jockey named Lukuyanus, who died at an early age around 2,000 years ago. It was found at the site of an ancient hippodrome, which the Greeks used for horse racing and chariot racing – sports which were also enjoyed by the Romans. The tablet refers to a Roman jockey named Lukuyanus and it will help historians better understand the history of horse racing and breeding in the area. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
According to the rules inscribed on the tablet if a horse comes in first place in a race it cannot participate in other races, while another horse of the winning horse’s owner also cannot enter another race. In this way all the horses and horse owners were given a fair chance to win.
Horse racing has a long and distinguished history and has been practiced in civilizations across the world since ancient times. Then, it was particularly dangerous because races tended to follow those of chariots, which had churned up the ground in a hippodrome, leaving jockeys with an uneven surface to negotiate. Jockeys rode without stirrups or saddles, which had yet to be invented, and were frequently thrown off their horses.
Archaeological records indicate that horse racing occurred in Babylon, Syria as well as ancient Greece.