Horse racing is one of the world’s most watched races making it insanely lucrative for both the horse owners and the sports bettors. Some of the biggest horse races in the world earn millions of dollars. Celebrities, breeders and bettors congregate to watch in fascination some of the fastest and most beautiful thoroughbred’s race for the cup. If you want to bet on through notorious betting sites like NoviBet or watch the events live, these are the world’s biggest and most anticipated horse races, so pencil these dates into your diary and gets your bets in before it’s too late.
The Pegasus World Cup
This is considered to be the richest race in the world since in debut in 2017. In 2018 it raised the most money the world has ever seen. Each race costs a half a million dollars and only the richest of the rich attend these races. Held on a dirt track in Florida, the race is 1 1/8 miles long and features race horses of 4 years or older. Last year the pot was an estimated $4 million to $16 million and the entrance fee was a staggering $1 million. The reason why the pot is down this year is because the race was split into 2 grades and the pot is now $9 million of which $4 million goes to the winner. The annual event took place in January this year.
The Dubai World Cup
This race is set to take place in March and rumoured to steal the title as the richest horse racing event in the world thanks to the Pegasus race being split into 2 new categories. The event is held at the Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates and has been held every year since 1996. The prize has been staked at $12 million with the winner taking home a staggering cash prize of $7.2 million. The track is 1 ¼ long and is attended by the most elite gathering of which Dubai ruler is a part of. The race features 3 year old or older thoroughbreds from the Southern Hemisphere.
Held in October 2019, punters can look forward to the biggest Australian races at the Royal Randwick in Sydney. Only 2 years old, the race is already making millions with the winner walking away with a $4.5 million in prize money. The race has only ever had 1 winner, Redzel, as the race has only been running for 2 years, this year being it’s third. The estimated prediction of the prize pot for 2020 has been said to be $15 million, making this one of the richest horse racing events in the world. There are a number of elite horse race events around the world, but then again horse racing is adored by the rich and the famous, the events attracting celebrities from around the world. If you want your share of the pot, look to online sports betting when these events take place.