Horse racing is one of the biggest gambling portals globally, with the participation of several multi-millionaires in many countries. The followings are some of the biggest horse races.
1/ The Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes was started in 1873 with a total track length of 1.2 miles. It is the second part of the U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and was organized two weeks after the Kentucky Derby on the third Saturday of May.
It is also the second-best well-attended horse racing event in the United States of America, behind the Kentucky Derby.
The race ends within two minutes on average, with the fastest time recorded in 1973 at 1:53:00. Because of the dirt track surface, this race requires each horse at the age of at least three and also a thoroughbred.
2/ Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes is the third and the final leg of the U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Started in 1867, the race is also one of the oldest horse races in the USA, with a total track length of 1.5 miles.
Belmont Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race where the horses must be more than three years old. The record time for the race was 2:24, which was set in 1973.
The race is located in the prime area of a metropolitan city like New York. Belmont Stakes is popular in the television, with 21.9 million people watched the race in the 2004 edition. It is the third most well-attended race in North America, besides the Kentucky Derby and The Preakness Stakes.
3/ The Grand National
The Grand National Steeplechase is one of the most challenging horse races in the world, which has been organized at Liverpool’s Aintree racecourse every year since 1839. Despite the pretty dangerous track, the event attracts most of the top horse racers across the world with its $1.6 million winning prizes.
The event takes place in April every year and has the attendance of members of the Royal Family among other international celebrities.