Racing horses has been around for many years and will be around for years to come. Many might know stallions as the most genetically advanced horses, ideal for mating to create race-winning horses. However, most stallions are not used for races, which brings up the question can stallions be racehorses?
Stallions and racing?
The simple answer is yes, you can technically race a stallion, but you must be cautious. Must the horse keep up with training and mating your stallion? You should actively train your stallion to be ready for races and more specifically qualify for races. High priced horse racing is not as easy as entering a race; workouts need to be appropriately programmed. You would need to have records of activity to show and be verified by the board if they decide to accept your documents. You can’t train your horse at any location, you must train them at a facility which is strictly made for training.
If a stallion is used for racing, then it must have up to date records, which indicate that the horse is disease-free. When a stallion is used for mating, it is more likely to contract diseases from the mare. Since you won’t be able to race your stallion during mating season, make sure that your stallion is ready for workout and races once the mating season is over. The preparation for the race will start once the mating season is over only if the stallion is healthy to race. Get your stallion checked by a vet, and make sure your stallion is fit for workouts and racing if your stallion isn’t then you shouldn’t push your stallion to race.
You must consider the insurance of your stallion, as it will go up by 15%. Stallion insurance will be around 5% of the horses value, whereas the racehorse will be 20%, so you can expect to pay 15% more once you get back on the track. If you can afford to pay that much then, by all means, go for it. However, if you can’t justify the cost, then perhaps don’t race your stallion.