In the previous parts, we knew about horse racing in the Americas. Today, we will continue with the other continents in the world.
Horse Racing in Europe
Horse racing is popular in several nations in Europe. They include Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. However, France is the main horse racing country in Europe outside of Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK).
The most important horse racing event in Europe is the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. It is also the richest race in the continent and the second richest race in the world. The annual event is organized at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris.
Horse Racing in Asia
There are many nations in Asia that horse racing is popular. The continent is also home to several major horse races in the world. The regions in which horses racing are more popular than others include Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is described to be the biggest horse race track in the world. It is also an amazing complex that contains a hotel, a theater, a museum, and restaurants.
Dubai is also home to the world’s richest horse race Dubai World Cup with a purse of ten million dollars.
Meanwhile, horse racing in Hong Kong has a long history. Formed in 1884, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is considered one of the oldest sporting institutions in the region.
Horse racing is also popular in India, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and the Philippines.
Horse Racing in Africa
Horse racing is not famous in Africa. However, it is popular in Mauritius and South Africa.
The Champ de Mars Racecourse is one of the most horse racing courses in Mauritius, attracting crowds of about 20,000 and hosts a wide range of classic events each year.
Meanwhile, horse racing has been organized in South Africa since the beginning of the 19th century. The Durban July Handicap is the leading race in the country, drawing crowds of 50,000. The Summer Cup and the J & B Met are also notable horse races in the region.