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.