Top 5 Horse Racing Events

While it’s true that different countries have different horse racing events, there are some that are getting worldwide attention and provide those interested an opportunity to bet on horses. Top-notch horses alongside with large pursues at the end open up thousands of betting opportunities (some of which can be quite large) for everyone!

Horse Betting

Kentucky Derby

Dubbed as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” this race has been held annually ever since 1875 – as a matter of fact, the Kentucky Derby has never skipped a year! As it’s a huge honor to win this Grade I stakes race, the competition is rather fierce at the Kentucky Derby. It’s run on the first Saturday in May and it’s the first leg of the Triple Crown, the USA most popular horse racing event.

Preakness Stake

Following the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stake is the second part of the Triple Crown. It’s held on the third Saturday in May and competitors run a distance of 9.5 furlongs on dirt. Held at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, one of the oldest race tracks in the US, this race is also known as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” due to the yellow-flowered blanket awarded to the winner.

Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes, the oldest race of the Triple Crown, is the third and final part of the Triple Crown event. Held each June at Belmont Park, New York, it’s been dubbed as “The Test of Champions” as it tests the durability of each competing horse. A horse can be proclaimed a winner of the Triple Crown event only by winning the Belmont Stakes alongside the other two races as well, which is certainly more difficult than it sounds. So far, only 11 horses have managed to win all three races and become Triple Crown champions!

Breeders Cup

The Breeders Cup is held each November and falls only slightly behind the Triple Crown races by popularity. Created as a year-end championship for the best horses, the races of the Breeders Cup have been ranked among the top Grade 1 races in the world!

Travers Stakes

Nicknamed as “The Midsummer Derby”, this race dates all the way back from 1864 and it’s held at the Saratoga Race Course in New York, one of the oldest horse racing tracks in the USA. Some of the greatest and fastest horses ever in the American history managed to win the Travers Stakes, making it a betting paradise for viewers.

All horse betting enthusiasts agree – don’t miss any of these and make sure to try your luck on all of them!