In England, after baseball, horse racing draws an audience. A record $100 billion is spent on sports betting per year.
Santa Anita Racetrack (USA): founded in 1924 in the city of Arcadia, USA. Dubbed the most stunning and new racecourse in the world with a track length of 1,6 km and a capacity of more than 26,000 seats. Not just the racetrack, Santa Anita is also a complex of gardens, theme parks and a 1,3-hectare picnic just within the track.
Aintree Racecourse (UK): built in 1829 in the port city of Liverpool , England, Aintree is one of the longest race routes in the world with a life span of almost 200 years. The racetrack has 6 races, the longest of which is 6 km.
Flemington Racecourse (Australia): built in 1840 in the city of Melbourne, the Flemington Racecourse is Oceania’s most new racetrack with a record capacity of up to 120,000 seats.
Tokyo Racecourse (Japan): built in 1933 with a capacity of 233,000 people.
Saratoga Racecourse (USA): Built in 1863 in the town of Saratoga Springs, this racecourse survived two world wars, and was abandoned during the time of American law barring betting.
Meydan Racecourse (UAE): considered a sub-city in the most lavish city on the planet Dubai, it is easy to understand why this racetrack is placed 5th in the ranking.
Epsom Downs Racecourse (UK): The longest track, 2.4 km, is the race track with a capacity of about 160,000 spectators. Epsom Downs has a chain of pubs, golf courses and other luxurious facilities as well as several other British races.
Ascot Racecourse (UK): In England, horse races are often said to be the meeting spot of the nobility and the wealthy, and so Ascot is where the members of the British Royal often go. This racetrack is the only track that can be named after King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.