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.