The “huge” prize money for the biggest horse racing in the world

This week, Saudi Arabia will host the world’s biggest horse race with cash prizes of up to $20 million. 

The Saudi Cup is scheduled to kick off in the capital of Riyadh on February 29, hosted by the Jockey Club. The event will take place at the King Abdulaziz racetrack, with a track of around 1.8 km, estimated to draw at least 10,000 spectators.

The winner will receive a cash reward of USD 10 million, while the second prize is USD 3.5 million. Even the winner of the 10th place was awarded. 

The Saudi Cup also features seven other races on the track and on the pitch with prizes totaling $9.2 million. The goal of this event is to inspire people to watch domestic sports as well as to open up the horse industry and to interact with the international community to create a mark on the track. National. Global. 

For funding the world’s greatest horse race, Bloodstock Shipping has joined hands with InstoneAir and Luck Greayer (LG). Specifically, InstoneAir leased a Boeing 747 from Kalitta Air to transport contestants from Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale (USA) to Saudi Arabia.

The top race horses from London Stansted, Shannon, Liège, Dubai and Hong Kong were also transported to the capital of Riyadh for race preparation. 

After the Saudi Cup in Saudi Arabia, InstoneAir takes several horses to the Dubai World Cup at the end of March

Managing Director InstoneAir Operator Jeremy Instone told Air Cargo News that they were incredibly proud to work with LG Bloodstock, Saudia Cargo and Arabian Horse Flights, our partners in Saudi Arabia, to guarantee that the first Saudi Cup will thrive.In recent years, Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in sporting activities, fostering soft power to help embody a more moderate picture of the region.

Come to Kentucky to watch the horse racing (Part 2)


Identified as “Bluegrass State”-the home of cold grasses and bluegrass-style songs, Kentucky is a state of booming towns, infinite grasslands, the longest cave system in the country, home. Boxing champion Muhammad Ali and of course, KFC-Kentucky Fried Chicken (Kentucky fried chicken). A holiday in Kentucky will offer travelers just what they’re looking for whether they’re listening to bluegrass music at a fair, taking part in concerts, or playing and relaxing in the state’s many lakes. 

Seeing horse racing is a very fun experience for them! 

Established as the birthplace of Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, the Churchill Downs RaceCourse hosts three horse races in spring, September and autumn.

The track extends over a mile of gravel track with two oval corners with seven lanes per turn. The Churchill Downs Racetrack has also hosted the Breeders’ World Championship nine times, in addition to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks that have been held here since 1875.

Visitors will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more about this phenomenon. Since 1985, the museum has been devoted to the preservation of the heritage of the Kentucky Derby, giving visitors an entertaining ride through the past of the Derby through numerous exhibits and films. Visitors can see horses bred and conditioned from birth to the moment when ponies can make them winners in races.

In 2007, after visiting Jamestown (Virginia)-the first British settlement site in the United States, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and her husband, Prince Phillip was here to cheer for the Kentucky Derby race. 

The 2017 horse race set a record of nearly 100 million that was pumped into betting. Of course, the amount of money received from tourism spending over this time is certainly far greater than that!

The Specialty of the Tournament

The bright, wide-brimmed hats were worn by the ladies on their heads as a hat display of all sorts in any race. It’s also a “underground race” in the stands, and it’s also a rare race invaluable as horses compete off the track!

Mint Julep is a drink every day while working in the baking sun of a field. By 1939, Mint Julep had been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, which had at the time drunk more than 130,000 Mint Julep at Churchill Downs. 

Come to Kentucky to watch the horse racing (Part 1)

Kentucky’s most prominent occurrence is the Kentucky Derby-one of North America’s most famous horse racing festivals held at Churchill Downs, outside Louisville. This spectacular race still draws a large amount of visitors every year.


Horse racing in North America is a major money-gathering” industry worth tens of millions of dollars. Racehorses in North America typically start racing when they’re just 2 years old. The main leagues in North America are Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. All three awards are for three-year-old ponies, “The Triple Crown” together.

Horse racing in Kentucky is rich in tradition, beginning in 1789 when the first race took place in Lexington. It was almost 100 years later, though in 1875, that Churchill Downs formally opened its doors and started its history with the name “Home of the Kentucky Derby”

Churchill Downs was founded in 1872 when Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark arrived in England and France in 1872. Clark was present at the Epsom Derby in England, which inspired his passion to create a horse racing festival. Similar to those of America. Upon his return, Clark started to create a track with the intention of introducing Kentucky’s livestock industry and gradually became known as the “Churchill Downs”

Churchill Downs saw its first official race date, which opened on 17 May 1875

In this first tournament, Meriwether Lewis Clark created three major races, Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Clark Handicap. They are modeled after the top three races in England-the Epsom Derby, the Epsom Oaks and the St. Leger Stakes. 

Churchill Downs is currently managed and run by Churchill Downs Incorporated and holds the record for the longest continuous sporting occurrence in the United States. In 1875, the race paved the way for nearly 10,000 fans and set the scene for a world-renowned festival with a record attendance of more than 170,000 people. Although there have been several improvements over the three decades, Kentucky Derby is regarded as the most interesting two minutes in a sports tournament because each race lasts just around that length of time.

The most amazing horse race in the world that you can join at least once

From snowy ranges, beaches, lakes to five-star hotels, these 10 racecourses are known to be the most stunning places in the country.

Born in ancient Rome, the first mode of racing is harness racing. Today, horse racing has grown around the world. The horse racing industry is booming, too. 

Meydan, Dubai

Located in a cluster of five-star hotels, restaurants and museums in Dubai, the Meydan Racecourse is ranked among the most stunning horse racing in the world.

St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz, Switzerland is renowned for its skiing and is also a world-class horse racing festival. This is where the annual White Turf horse race takes place, lasting three days. 

The special part is that it’s held on a frozen bay

Flemington, Australia

Flemington is the oldest racing route in Australia and hosts the Melbourne Cup as well. It began to be used in 1840, when Melbourne was just five years old.

Piazza del Campo, Italy

The Piazza del Campo racecourse has been around since the Middle Ages. There’s no racetrack like this location because it’s built in such a manner that the whole track circles the audience’s spot.

Ascot, England

The name Ascot reminded tourists of the luxury, sophistication and luxury of the royal family. This race course has been opened by Queen Anne since 1711. It is also the location of the annual Royal Ascot-one of the most significant events in the United Kingdom.

Chantilly, France

Attractive and timeless, the Chantilly Racecourse is situated in front of the quaint 16th-century castle and Chateau de Chantilly and the Great Stables stables in the forest north of Paris.

Laytown, Ireland

Laytown is the only official beach horse race track in Europe. This 150-year-old race track on the Irish coast draws more than 5,000 visitors a year.

Goodwood, England

Goodwood is one of the biggest horse races in the United Kingdom. It’s settled in the countryside of Sussex. It has been a race since 1802 and is also the location of the famed Glorious Goodwood event.

Japan’s slowest horse race in the world

People organized a sluggish horse race in Hokkaidō, and the quickest finishing horses would not have won. 

Pace is still the most important thing in horse racing around the world. But for Ban’ei, a form of horse racing on the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, strength and stamina came first, according to Odd.

Ban’ei racing horses (also known as banba) are distinctive from other fast-running purebred horses. They weigh up to 1,200 kg and are twice the size of the tiny Dosanko ponies, native to Hokkaidō. Banba is a hybrid horse from France and Belgium, which originated in Japan at the end of the 19th century to support farmers with farming.

It is actually considered a Japanese breed and is capable of bearing and pulling large loads. It is also used in reverse horse racing on the island called: the slowest horse racing in the world. 

In order to compete in the game, the Ban’ei race horses must pull sleds weighing between 450 kg and a ton on the sand track. They could pass at least two steep roads, too.

The horse trainer is also competing in the race

So they don’t have to push their animals to move quickly. Simply put, they only need to inspire the horse to go on. They can also ask the horse to stop relaxing because they have to clear two obstacles. The animal that wins does not depend on how quick or slow it is, but the winner is the one that has the power to drag the sled to the finish.

The game dates back to 1887, but it was not until the 20th century that the sport became popular in Hokkaidō. At its heyday in 1991, sluggish horse races took place in the cities of Obihiro, Asahikawa, Kitami and Iwamizawa. Ticket purchases totalled more than 32 billion yen (6,853 billion dong). However, not long after the Japanese economy entered a period of contraction, only one horse racing track existed in Obihiro in 2006.

Top 7 of the world’s most popular horse races

In England, after baseball, horse racing draws an audience. A record $100 billion is spent on sports betting per year.

Santa Anita Racetrack (USA): founded in 1924 in the city of Arcadia, USA. Dubbed the most stunning and new racecourse in the world with a track length of 1,6 km and a capacity of more than 26,000 seats. Not just the racetrack, Santa Anita is also a complex of gardens, theme parks and a 1,3-hectare picnic just within the track.

Aintree Racecourse (UK): built in 1829 in the port city of Liverpool , England, Aintree is one of the longest race routes in the world with a life span of almost 200 years. The racetrack has 6 races, the longest of which is 6 km.

Flemington Racecourse (Australia): built in 1840 in the city of Melbourne, the Flemington Racecourse is Oceania’s most new racetrack with a record capacity of up to 120,000 seats.

Tokyo Racecourse (Japan): built in 1933 with a capacity of 233,000 people. 

This is one of the biggest and most new racecourses in Asia

Saratoga Racecourse (USA): Built in 1863 in the town of Saratoga Springs, this racecourse survived two world wars, and was abandoned during the time of American law barring betting.

Meydan Racecourse (UAE): considered a sub-city in the most lavish city on the planet Dubai, it is easy to understand why this racetrack is placed 5th in the ranking.

Epsom Downs Racecourse (UK): The longest track, 2.4 km, is the race track with a capacity of about 160,000 spectators. Epsom Downs has a chain of pubs, golf courses and other luxurious facilities as well as several other British races.

Ascot Racecourse (UK): In England, horse races are often said to be the meeting spot of the nobility and the wealthy, and so Ascot is where the members of the British Royal often go. This racetrack is the only track that can be named after King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Horse racing in different nations (P2)

Argentine horse racing

There are a lot of races in Argentina, although it is not regularly broadcast outside the country. You can find races through a number of bookmakers online, with the main venue being the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, which hosts the National Derby, known as the Gran Premio Nacional.

Canadian horse racing

Most famous for the races at Woodbine, the races in Canada and North America go hand in hand. Storing its own three-crown version, it has some of the best qualities of the race outside of Europe.

Horse racing in the Czech Republic

Although the Czech Republic is not famous for horse racing, it hosts one of the largest National Hunt races on the international racing calendar. Velka Pardubicka takes place over 4m 2f and many types of fences. The unique, challenging nature means it deserves a spot on any National Hunt fan’s group roster.

German horse racing

Hosting seven Group 1 races per calendar year, Germany is home to some of the world’s best riders. The list of honors includes Andrasch Stark, 2011 winners of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2012.

The season runs from April to November, with Group 1 competitions mainly taking place in July, August, and September on 10 to 12 teams.

Indian horse racing

With nine locations and quite a few followers nationwide, horse racing in India has been going on for over two hundred years. Hosted to five classic races, including the Indian Derby, it can often be found on specialized online bookmakers in UK and Ireland mornings.

Japanese horse racing

With more than 21,000 races each year, Japanese racing is very popular. With ten primary races hosting races for significant awards, the Japan Cup is perhaps the most prestigious of its kind. In an International Invitational race, three British trained horses had won the competition earlier.

Scandinavian horse racing

Unlike in most other territories, racing in Scandinavia (and Finland) is a harness racing, also known as “trottin”. It is organized just like purebred racing in the rest of the world, although the number of attendees does not match the popularity of betting.

Horse racing in different nations

Horse racing is a worldwide sport. Here are some nations in which horse racing is very popular.

1/ American horse racing

Despite not being the same popularity as the other sports, horse racing remains popular in the United States of America.

Flat racing is the main form of horse racing in this nation and is included in many famous events such as the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown, and the Belmont Stakes during early summer. It is followed by the later season, such as the Breeders’ Cup.

2/ Australia horse racing

Australia probably has the largest number of horse racing followers outside of Europe. It is home to “the race that stops the nation” in the Melbourne Cup and has many talented horses, including the unstoppable horse Winx. This is the most comparable to the British race.

3/ French horse racing

Like British and Irish racing, French horse racing has numerous talents, including some of the best trainers and jockeys in the world. Of whom, Andre Fabre is the most well-known while Christophe Soumillon is recruited by the best of the best.

France is the host of some biggest and best National Hunt horse racing events outside of Great Britain and Ireland.

4/ Hong Kong horse racing

Known as the most modern-looking race track in the amazing Happy Valley, Hong Kong has two racecourses which host over 650 events per year. The prize money in such races is attractive. Many British jockeys such as Silvestre De Sousa often spend the winter riding in Hong Kong.

5/ Dubai horse racing

Located in the UAE, Meydan is the jewel of Dubai’s racing crown. The mile-long grandstand opened in 2010 in the middle of the desert.

Dubai usually holds the horse racing event from November to March, with the peaks of the Dubai World Cup Night at the end of the season.

With $25 million worth of prize in 2018, the Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest horse race in the world.

Five Famous Horse Races Worldwide (P2)

3/ Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Some websites have described Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe as the greatest horse race in the world. However, it only ranks third in our list of top five horse races in the world. It is because the race has yet to reach Derby’s lengthy history. In 2020, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will celebrate the 100 years of racing.

Many people think that such a race is held in Qatar. It is a fact that the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is organized on the Longchamp Racecourse in France, following most of the promotional materials.

Known as the Arc, this race is considered as the second richest race in the world, behind the Everest. With a prize purse of $5.5 million, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the most prestigious racing event in Europe.

4/ Dubai World Cup

Dubai World Cup is the newest horse race in our list, with the first horse racing just over two decades in 1996. However, it offers an amazing prize purse of $12 million. The race is held on the Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE on the last Saturday of March annually.

The Dubai World Cup has recently won the crown as the richest horse race in the world. The race lost this title in 2017 to the Pegasus World Cup. However, the American horse race reduced its prize purse by $7 million to $8 million in 2019.

The Dubai World Cup is part of the Dubai World Cup Night Event, whose overall purse reaches under $30 million.

5/ Kentucky Derby

Started in 1875, Kentucky Derby is the world’s most famous horse race. It is the primary leg of the Triple Crown and takes place on the first Saturday of May annually.

It is known as the Fastest Two Minutes in Sport with the participation of three-year-old thoroughbreds racing a ten-furlong track. The event draws a huge crowd, with 158,070 attendees in 2017.

Five Famous Horse Races Worldwide

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports in the world, whose beauty lies in horses, jockeys, tracks, and race. Here are the most famous horse races worldwide.

1/ Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby is one of the most long-lasting horse races in the world. It can trace the root of 1780 England. The horse race is famous for the tradition, history, and the weight of sheer prestige.

It is undoubted that Epsom Derby is the most famous English horse race. The country simply knows it as “the Derby.” The prize purse of the race can reach $2 million.

The Epsom Derby horse race is attracted the participation of members of the Royal Family. The event is also popular with those who cannot attend. Many British fans glued to their favorite livestream horse racing channel.

Epsom Derby is regularly organized on the first Saturday of June annually. It is the middle leg of the legendary horse race Triple Crown. The race allows three-year-old colts and fillies.

2/ Breeders’ Cup Classic

Despite its relative youth, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is the richest horse race in the United States. The prize purse triples that at the Epsom Derby with $6 million.

Unlike the Epsom Derby, which always takes place at the Epsom Downs, the venues of Breeders’ Cup Classic are changed. The horse race have been held on the U.S. soil, except for the 1996 one, which was organized at the the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada.

Breeders’ Cup Classic is an unpredictable horse race with the participation of all being top notch thoroughbreds. The race is limited to 14 starters at the same time.

Last year, the Breeders’ Cup Classic was organized at Santa Anita Park with a totaled distance of 1.25 miles. The event had Grade 1 opened to horses at the age of three years old.