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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

May 3, 2024

Can you explain the role of a jockey during a horse race? Why do horses start side by side in a race instead of a staggered start like in human races? How does horse racing differ from dog racing, and why is the latter often frowned upon? How betting odds work in horse racing?

... we explain like I'm five

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