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By Landon Harrar | Posted: Thu 11:54 PM, Dec 26, 2019
OCALA, FL. (WCJB) --
Not all horse races are about finishing first; some are simply about finishing. Here's how this weekend's endurance race in Ocala will test more than a hundred horses' true stamina and strength.
The Gallop on the Greenway is 3 days of long-distance horse racing and it all starts at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala.
Endurance racing is one of the least known horse sports but has a rich history.
Doug Shearer is the ride manager who explained, "it was started by the calvary a long time ago that's how they decided which horses were good enough to be stallions. They started in Virginia doing this where they would race them to see which had the best endurance and what lines they wanted to keep going."
Over the 3 day event, the horses and their riders will take on 5 different lengths of challenges...
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