Horse racing is one of the oldest racing sports in the world. From the initial format, many countries such as the United States, France, Japan, France, and Australia now have its methods and styles of horse racing.
Despite not the same extent as other sports, horse racing remains popular in the United States. The most well-known horse racing competitions in the country are the Preakness Stakes, the Kentucky Derby, and the Belmont Stakes. The Triple Crown takes place during early summer.
The Breeders’ Cup is held later and is shown live in the UK TVs both evenings. The competition has a unique concept in the world’s horse racing. The two-day racing is organized at different racetracks in the United States each year.
Hosting over 21,000 races each year, horse racing is very popular in Japan. Of which, the Japan Cup is likely to be the most prestigious horse race in the country. The event always takes place in Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchu, Tokyo in last Sunday in November. It is described as one of the richest horse races in the world to cater for Far East equine sports fanatics.
Besides, the International Invitational Race is one of the most famous competitions in Japan, which attract three British trained horses wining the previous contests.
Australia is said to have the biggest followers for horse racing. The most famous annual horse race in Australia is Melbourne Cup. The event is held by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Launched in 1861, the Melbourne Cup has a long history and gets targeted by horses from all around the world.
Similar with racing in the UK and Ireland, horse racing in France attracts the best jockeys and trainers in the world. France also holds some of the biggest National Hunt racing outside the UK and Ireland.