Horseracing was revived in Cyprus from the end of the 19th century. However, the tradition of the sport in this country, as evidenced by archaeological findings existing in the Cyprus Museum, is lost in the depth of the Hellenistic period, where we come across horseracing descriptions by Homer and other ancient authors. Horseracing in those days was actually a "sport of kings" who participated in them. When Kings of ancient Salamis of Cyprus died, their horses were buried with them.
Horse racing is for the first time entered in the Olympic Games in the 7th century b.c.
The Nicosia Race Club is the only organization in Cyprus authorized to organize horse races in Cyprus