Horse racing events are organized in many different parts of the world. The United Kingdom, America, and Australia are home to some of the most important horse races.
Besides, major horse races take place in a number of other nations too, such as France, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
Today, we will provide you some details of the horse racing in all of the world’s regions, focusing on the biggest races that take place.
1/ Horse Racing in UK, U.S., Australia
Horse racing is the most important sport in the UK, the U.S., and Australia.
- Horse Racing in UK
Behind only football, horse racing attracts the second largest number of spectators in the country. It was organized in the UK hundreds of years ago. However, it was not until the 17th century that it became a formally organized sport in the country.
There are a vast majority of horse racing organized in the UK. However, they are divided into two categories namely flat and National Hunt.
As the name suggests, flat racing take place on courses that are flat without obstacles. Meanwhile, horses in the National Hunt have to jump over obstacles such as fences or hurdles.
- Horse Racing in the U.S.
Horse racing is a massive spectator sport in the United States, originated in New York State in 1665. Since the establishment, the horse racing has developed into a massive industry with race track grandstands of over 100,000 seats.
There are many different kinds of horse races in the United States, divided based on location, distance, and the exclusion or inclusion of obstacles. The most popular types of races in the United States are quarter horse races, thoroughbred horse races, thoroughbred flat horse races, thoroughbred horse jump races, standard horse races, endurance horse races, and Arabian horse races.
Notably, the most important horse races in the United States are the Triple Crown Series, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes, and the Breeder’s Cup. (to be continued)