Kentucky DerbyIt is the horse race par excellence. It is held every year on the first Saturday of May, in Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky . The first edition was in the year 1875. Today, he leads the Triple Crown of thoroughbred races in the United States.
The animals run 1.25 miles (2.01km), and the winner takes 2 million dollars, an amount not negligible, of course.
The Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe
The Longchamp racecourse is one of the most important
It is the most important racing event in Europe. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of October at the Longchamp racecourse in Paris, France . The first edition was in 1920, and horses three years old and older compete.
The animals run 1.5 miles (2.41km), and the winner gets 5.5 million dollars, an amount that was once 2 million. Thanks to the fact that the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club took over their sponsorship, that figure could be increased.
The Breeders Cup Classic
Although it has been celebrated since 1984, it is the richest in the United States. It is celebrated at the end of October or beginning of November , each year at a different racecourse.
The animals run 1.25 miles (2.01km), and the winner takes 5 million dollars.
The Japan Cup
It is the most important horse race in Japan. It is celebrated the last week of November at the Fuchu racecourse (Tokyo) since 1981.
The animals travel 1.49 miles (2.39km), and the winner gets about 4.6 million dollars.
It is also considered one of the most important horse races. It is celebrated on the first weekend of June of each year in Epsom Downs, Surrey, England , since 1779. It is part of the English Triple Crown, next to the 2000 Guineas Stakes and the St Leger Stakes.
The animals travel 1.50 miles (2.41km).
Madrid Grand Prix
It is the most important race in Spain. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of July at the Hipódromo de la Zarzuela , in Madrid, since 1919. Horses and mares of three years or more can participate.
The animals travel 1.55 miles (2.5km).
If you have a chance to go to one, you will surely have a great time.