October 3, 2022

Horse racing is a popular sport all over the world. There are many famous horse races that attract crowds of people every year. Some races are held in exotic places like Australia and Dubai, while others take place right here at home in America. In this article I’ll be listing some of the most popular horse races in different parts of the world—and yes, they include American tracks too!

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is run annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May each year. It is for 3-year-old horses and run for 1 1/4 miles on dirt over a track that measures 1 3/16 miles around. More than 160,000 people attend this prestigious event every year making it one of the most popular horse racing events in the world!

Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is an annual horse racing festival held at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, which takes place over five days in the middle of June. The first race is on the first day of the festival and the last on the final day.

The meeting has become popular with international visitors and women for its fashion, nightlife and socialising opportunities.It is one of Britain’s major sporting occasions, attracting crowds in excess of 100,000. In 2017, it was announced that from 2020 Royal Ascot will be sponsored by Coolmore Stud and their chairman John Magnier.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a horse race happening in France and it is Europe’s most prestigious horse race.

The event was founded by the Société d’Encouragement, a group of wealthy French turf enthusiasts based at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, which had been built in 1857. The first running was held at Chantilly on Sunday 4 October 1860, and it was originally called the Grand Prix du Prince Impérial (Grand Prize of the Imperial Prince). Its name was changed to its current one in 1888 to honour France’s military victory in the Franco-Prussian War.

Dubai World Cup

The Dubai World Cup is a Group 1 flat race in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the most valuable horse race in the world.

It is held annually at the Meydan Racecourse and was first run on March 27th, 1996. The event has been sponsored by Godolphin since its inception and was known as both the UAE 1,000 Guineas from 1996 until 2000 and then as the UAE Derby from 2001 until 2004. In 2005 it returned to being called just “Meydan” with no sponsorship name before becoming an international Group 1 race under its current title in 2006.

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Breeders’ Cup World Championships

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the biggest day in thoroughbred horse racing, and it’s every year.

It’s held annually in the United States, at different locations each year. It’s a series of races where thoroughbred horses compete against each other to determine which one comes out on top as the best horse in their category. In total, there are 14 categories that make up the Breeders’ Cup World Championships: Classic Series Races; Sprint Series Races; Filly & Mare Turf; Juvenile Fillies Turf; Juvenile Fillies Dirt Mile; Sprint Filly & Mare Turf; etc.