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Top Racing Events Around the World

Equestrian events date back more than 2,000 years, and this extensive history has created generations of dedicated race fans around the world along with a culture developed among enthusiasts of the sport. Today, the biggest events in the sport are those that attract international attendance and attention as well as millions of bets on the day’s results, and these races distinguish themselves as the top 5 yearly events in the world.

With MyWinners assistance we’ve put together a list of the Top Racing Events Around the World for those that have always had a penchant for the races especially in the US. If you’re a betting man or woman be sure to visit the online horse race betting portal, on the next time you place your bets for these big days.

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is the prototypical racing extravaganza, attracting thousands of spectators to the early May festivities. The short-track race is typically over in a flash, giving it the nickname “The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports,” but the Derby is just as much about the experience as the event, with its grand Southern roots extending back to 1875, it’s still glorified to this day.

Prix De L’Arc D’Triomphe

Known to race fans as “The Arc,” this race is one of Europe’s most popular horse racing exhibitions. The Arc has roots that extend back to 1920, and is held at the legendary Longchamp Racecourse in the City of Lights. Covering about 1.5 miles, this race is the richest and most prestigious turf race in the world with a total purse of over 5 million dollars.

Dubai World Cup

The Dubai World Cup was just established a few years ago, but is already the single most lucrative horse racing event in the world with a purse of $10 million to be claimed by the lucky winner. The spectacularly appointed venue, known as the Meydan Racecourse was built directly alongside the Jumeirah Meydan Hotel in 2010 so guests can watch races from the comfort of their extravagant accommodations.

Breeders’ Cup World Championships

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, match top-ranked thoroughbred’s from around the world to determine the fate of over $20 million dollars in purse winnings over the 2-day event. The Breeders’ Cup is one of the only events of this magnitude without a fixed location, taking place in a rotation of high-profile racecourses across the country such as Kentucky’s Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park in California, regardless of where it may be hosted it is still one of the most well-attended events in racing.

Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes  is one of the highest profile events in the world, with the winner claiming the lion’s share of a total 1.5 million dollar prize. In its nearly 150 years of history, the Preakness has been the scene of some of the most thrilling victories and shocking outcomes in the sport, including a dominant performance from eventual triple crown winner American Pharaoh in 2015.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.