The excitement on race day is palpable. Racehorses bred to perfection through long lines of winning Thoroughbreds stamp their hooves and champ at the bit, itching to get onto the track. Trainers have last-minute whispered strategy discussions with intensely focused jockeys. Crowds dressed up in their finest threads mill around, waiting impatiently for the race to begin. It’s a sport that dates back as far as the earliest Olympic Games.