The Races

Gambling is beloved by many, and all who can afford the travel and admittance attend the frequent race meetings. Most countries have weekly races, with a major event each month. Nationally, the two major race meetings are the Grand National, an international contest, and the Aston Air Races, an exclusively high society event. Most race meetings are for horse racing, although many wealthy individuals hold wyvern races. Wyvern races are usually held on the same course as a horse race. Flagpoles are erected at regular intervals around the course and during the race the beasts and riders slalom around the course at a height of 2-10 yards. Wyvern racing is an expensive pastime, both for participation and observation.