Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa

History; Path to future

History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Amazing HORSES

Style and speed is what I like about horses. I think the horses are very amazing intelligent animals compared to the other animals, domestic or that the human are very closely associating with. One of the expensive animals I guess is the horses compared to the innocent bulls or cows or aggressive tigers and lions or adjustable camels, incredible cheetahs.

Northern Dancer , storm cat , the green monkey saw these amazing talents showing their full scholars on grounds through internet. I wanted to know few names of the female sports stars who does horse racing so they appear before me under the tag of ‘Famous female jockeys’ here are few of them now and then; Anna Lee Aldred, Chantal Sutherland, Clare Balding Emma Jayne Wilson

I love horse riding and actually the style of horse riding.  The games such as horse racing and other sports activities similar gets the attention of most the people around the world. And these are very interesting games. Especially during the Olympic season this particular game gets attention like the running events 100 meters though such events held not just to rate the ‘most fastest man of the earth / universe (Ben Johnson)

I like the style, speed the communication and understanding between the jockey and the animal. I think the horses are ready for any road or path. 

Trained horses are different from the wild horses no need to say.      

I think when ever you see a smart horse; you can not take your eyes off from them like when you get a chance to view a star of spot light arena. Brown, white and dark you get various skin tones of this animals.  Skin tone is not very much a concernable feature when it comes to horses actually what matters and important is ‘their style and speed’, the uses as well.
I think the horses are one of the privileged animals of this earth. Apart from the myths and folklores, stories related to horses it is interesting to watch the creations, movies, productions based on true stories and fictions, scripted on these animals. Horse carts are one of the very stylish types of passenger carriages of past very before the other technological travels and tours, air buses cars and vans came in to the day to day lives and scenes of peoples.

I think there are horse training centers you can not just play with a horse the way you want, especially when you are planning to ride a horse for a race. Jumping on to a horse or sitting on a horse is not enough to ride a horse. There are techniques to follow.

In the war histories of very past horses are one of the five regiments attached to old days’ war regimes. Hope I am right. Elephants, horses are two of the five I mentioned.   

Racecourse Ground Colombo Sri Lanka 

The landlords and lords love and respect these animals more than they like and respect their servants or the boys and girls who takes care of horses and their shelters
Nuwara Eliya Racecourse _ Sri Lanka

And unlike the readers who read good English papers there are some good readers I find read and pronounce the names of the horses and the names of the jokeys in a brilliant way.  There are songs written on the subject of horse racing and bookies and people’s lives. How some of these races affects lives of people id debatable.  The hopes and desires that brings via the details sheets of horse racing, horses, jokeys, price moneys in to the life objectives of some people, often spoils their real desires to because some men do not like to do any hard work, earn a living in other ways, other than betting sitting on a chair of a bookie (centre) asking them to write their destiny sheets, without working. Often such brings burdens in to family spheres. Following song says the man who lost in the morning from their betting do the same in the evenings as well. some of them live a dreamy life thinking of the chances winning the first prize and building houses, buying luxury cars etc.  They dream about the bag of prize keeping their desires and hopes of lives on the moving horses, races.  

Miniseku pita negi asaruweki
A bara gei wahalata baraki
Paandarin peradunu a miniha hendeweth asu pitata nagee
Heta mama gedarata sura sepa denawa
Ada rae lunu mirisen gathawenawa
Kaasi malla sathekuge pita yanawa
Du daruwan pedure nidiyanawa
 Iranam wisanduma sathekuta denawa
Thirisenekuta minisekeu paradinawa
Daruwanmirindath gini uhulanawa
Heeen numbathawa gewal hadanawa

Games become famous because of the players and because of the people involved. Jockeys and bookies become famous and important because of these animals, Horses and thanks to the people who involved and giving such games a important place in their lives. 

Following names I found on internet, Javier Castellano, Joel Rosario, Irad Ortiz, Jr., L. Ortiz, John R. Velazquez, Mike E. Smith, Victor Espinoza, Jose Lezcano, Joseph Talamo, Rosie Napravnik. I have not heard about them before but among the people who know the game they are heroes or they are the ones who bring them bulks of money in their dreams of prizes, because of races, horses.
Betting’, often we see in life dealings but betting is different within the game spheres of horse racing.  For any game, a ground is important. Without a ground no out door games can be played. For cricket you need a ground which is suitable for a game - cricket. You can not play cricket where the ground is set for football, similarly you can not race your horses in a cricket ground. Grounds are as such. For indoor games the ground you need to play a game is different to the grounds you need to play an indoor game.       

Racecourse Hipodromo da Gavea

The ground that is set for horse racing has a name. In English speaking countries the ground is identified or known as ‘racecourses’ and in America the ground become a ‘race track/s’. Following details about a racecourse, I found from the same web page
Hipódromo da Gávea is located in Gávea Neigbourhood, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the same source it has a capacity of 80 000 with 3000 seating facilities and was built in 1926. I guess horse racing is even older than the mentioned year that the ground was built.

Horses were used for hunting in older days of mankind, as a hobby etc.   
Interesting part related to horse racing is ‘you do not have to be in the racecourse to bet or to know who is winning. Information flows from the grounds like a jet via various sources.  I have no idea as to who has introduced these games to the people of village, cities or towns of our country all I know is there are bookies not only in towns or cities though the racecourse is available with no horses visible, in rural to urban. I think colonization was undoubtedly the partner of introducing the game in to lives of our people. I do not say that horse racing is something bad, some have mistaken and bet their lives through these games. I can not find a single area where there are no race bookies and race bookies which give their customers various percent discount 10 , 15, 20%. But I have no idea how the deals are functioning within.

Actually those are easy money no sweat is sweated to earn money depending on the money pay to bet they get money in return. If the betted horse wins if not the person looses the money spent for betting.  Some do this as a hobby but wives complains about their husbands who spend the money that has for their other future purposes, for betting their lives on the name of a known or unknown horse

Following song is written to describe such situation and it revels a feeling of a wife of a man who bets on horses though he does not know to read any alphabet but the detail sheet of horses and jockeys. This is one of the oldest songs. This song was sung by late artist Mrs. Malini Bulathsinhala

Mala pothe akuru beha kee miniha
Engeerisi paththarayak mula indala agata balanawa
Aga indala mulata balanawa
Kohen igena gattada manda
Mala pothe bea kee miniha
Man kendan aa dawase kana athsana gehuwa kena
Punchi punchi thundu kalei ekata thiyanawa
Menna bole engireese akuru liyanawa
Paadarama kade gihin gena paththare balala
Muna narak karagena niyapothu kanawa
Kahata koppaya peththaka seethala wenawa

The man who said ‘I know no letters’,
Reading an English paper,
from front to last page,
Last page to front page,
Do not know from where he has learned to read

The man who couldn't signature our life,
The day that we wedded,
Surprising! The man writes letters,
Small, small chits in English

Biting nails with a frustrated face,
Reading the paper bought early in the morning
The morning cup of tea kept on the stool,
Becoming cold

The man who said ‘I know no letters’ …………………

Games often changes lives of people. Riding a horse for a game is different to riding a horse as a hobby. Anyways life is a game and this world we live is full of games and players, grounds, and prize moneys. Choose what is really good for you and better training is essential what ever race or game you play. It is not just a one person who is racing in a competition or in a game when everyone is racing paying less attention to their break pads, tracks the man who is sitting on the ground betting gets better chances to win other than the riders – horse, the jokeys.
Take care riders!

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