Horse racing is an amazing spectacle, powerful animals charging towards the finish line with the crowd going wild is something I think that everyone should experience at least once! In my opinion it definitely rivals some of the most popular, more mainstream, sporting events around the globe. If you needed any persuading about just how popular and fantastic horse racing is then you only need to take a look at the list below of the biggest races in the world! Let me know if you have any favourite races that are not on the list, all you have to do is go down the bottom of the page and put down the race you love in the comment section.
The Grand National
The Grand National 2015 is going to be one of the biggest yet! It is without question one of the most eagerly anticipated horse races of the year. The British public are all glued to their television screens cheering on the horse they have picked. They are cheering not because they are experts but rather because it is the one race in the calendar that everyone loves to have a bet on. My mother never bets, that is unless it’s on the grand national! I have never seen someone get some worked up about a sport they don’t really understand! It is my favourite race in the whole calendar.
The Kentucky Derby
There is a whopping 2 million dollars up fro grabs in the USA’s biggest horse race. It is a fast paced affair and it usually over in just under 2 minutes – its has become known as the fastest two minutes in sport! The race started way back in 1875 when it used to be known at the Run for the Roses, it has people from all over the globe watching on in amazement year after year.
The Dubai Free Stakes
If you want to see glitz and glamour then the Dubai Free Stakes has it in abundance. The best horses from around the globe are on display at this annual horse race in Meydan. There is a purse at five million dollars, making it the richest horse racing event in the world. The middle east really does show the rest of the world how it’s done when it comes to laying on an indulgent sporting event!
Make sure that you head to one of these races if you are lucky enough to be in town when they are on, I promise that you won’t regret it! You may even win enough money to pay for your trip!