Believe it or not, I think the direction has more to do with the position of the heart in the body...horse included? I heard this somwhere a long time ago.
Weren't shorts black because of the Pope?
Andy Bohlmann Colorado Springs, CO
> What if both answers are correct? Tradition and reading left to right.
> Imagine sitting on the outside of a track at the starting gates/finish
> line. The start and the finish will approach from the left going right.
> Peter Schwar
> Montreal, Canada
> A number of observations have come in about other types of racing.
> Let's add another. Every horse track that I have ever been to (or seen
> on TV) races counter-clockwise. I would vote for the old tradition,
> similar to the tradition that has made modern railroads have the same
> wheel spacing as Roman chariots.
> Dick Schoeller
> On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 09:00 -0400, Tom Sanders wrote:
>>I am wondering why all race tracks that I know of that are either circular
>>or oval seem to have the racers going counter clock wise. Is there a
>>for this? My wife speculated that perhaps it has to do with our reading
>>right to left and that folks who read left to right may have different set
>>ups...I think she is on shaky ground there, but I can't sure say she's