The Most Prestigious Horse Racing Event in the World

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Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the gambling industry with worldwide fans and bettors. Spectators enjoy the races in this festival and place bets. Bettors follow guides from different bookmaker sites and learn how to bet on horse racing.

Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot takes place in England every year. It is a five-day event with top-class horses, jockeys, and trainers gathering in the Royal Ascot racecourse to compete with each other. Furthermore, the Royal family and other wealthy people take part in this event and witness a series of races. The British horse racing authority plays a major role to boost the gambling industry and Royal Ascot is one of the events that generate huge revenue.

The event has a strict dress code policy where spectators have to wear the finest dresses and corsets. The audience is not allowed to wear casual outfits such as regular tops, sneakers, and jeans. You can only get tickets to the royal enclosure if you know someone from the Royal Ascot. However, you can witness the races from the other three enclosures.

The featured race for the first day is St. James Palace Stakes which is a 1-mile race. On the second day, you will witness the Prince of Wales Stakes race, which is a 1 mile and 2-furlong race. The third day is Ladies Day which has a grueling two-and-a-half-mile Gold Cup race. On the fourth and fifth days, you will witness Coronation Stakes and Diamond Jubilee Stakes as featured races.

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Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby is a fascinating horse race held in Louisville. Only three-year-old thoroughbred horses can qualify in this race. Every year the race takes place on the first Saturday of May. However, due to pandemic, organizers had to shift this race on regular dates.

Since Kentucky Derby started in May of 1875, it has huge history. This race is still one of the top races in the world. The Kentucky Derby racecourse is about 2,000 meters long. Before 1896, it was 2,400, but the organizers reduced the distance.

The Kentucky Derby is a top-rated race and hundreds and thousands of spectators including A-list millionaires and celebrities witness the race every year.The total winning prize for this race is $1,860,000. This event is the first-leg race among the American Triple Crown. This is a 2 minutes race and people refer to it as the Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports. Secretariat was the fastest horse to ever run on this racecourse, who won the race in less than 2 minutes.

Preakness Stakes

Preakness Stakes takes place two weeks after Kentucky Derby. This race is the second leg from the Triple Crown. Horse racing enthusiasts wait the entire year for these Triple Crown races. The third and final leg of the Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes.

These stakes first started in 1873, but due to a pandemic, the 2020 race was canceled. Fans enjoy this race a lot and gather in the pavilion to cheer their favorite horse. Also, the bettors place their bets in the Preakness Stakes in the hope for their favorite horse to win the race. The distance of this race is 1,900 meters long and help at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The total winning prize of this race is $1,500,000.

Author: Roy Ferguson