It is well-known that gamblers have hooked on the thrill of horse racing since the past 2,000 years. However, which horse race rules over all others? Find out all the answers as we invite you here to look at the most decorated horse races in the world:

  1. Epsom Derby

Location: Epsom Downs Epsom, Surrey, England, UK

Date: First Saturday in June (Every year)

Prize Purse: $2,178,670

Distance: 2,420 metres

Epsom Derby, the richest horse racing event in Britain was initially held in 1780. The one-mile race is contested annually in June, and is open to three-year-olds (and up) thoroughbred only. The Derby is hosted at Epsom Down Venue which has a stupendous crowd capacity of 120,000.

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Did You Know?

It is said that a coin toss decided the name of the event (The Derby).

  1. The Grand National

Location: Aintree Racecourse Aintree, Liverpool, England

Date: Second Saturday in April (Every year)

Prize Purse: $1,340,580

Distance:  6907 metres

Grand National was first run in 1839 at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. It is a National Hunt horse race open to seven-year-olds (and up) who have been rated 120 or more by BHA.

Did You Know?

Mr. Frisk won the Grand National in mere 8 minutes and 47.8 seconds back in 1990. It still remains the fastest winning time in the race’s history.

  1. The Kentucky Derby

Location: Churchill Downs Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

Date: First Saturday in May (Every year)

Prize Purse: $2 million

Distance:  2,012 metres

The Kentucky Derby is held annually on the first Saturday in May. This 1.25-mile race was first held in 1975, and now there has come a time when people refer to it as ‘The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports’. Aristides was the debut winner of the race who won it in around two minutes and 37 seconds.

Did You Know?

The Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States.

  1. The Dubai World Cup

Location: Meydan Racecourse Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: Last Saturday in March (Every year)

Prize Purse: $10 million

Distance: 2,000 metres

The Dubai World Cup is an annual event contested at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. It is the final race of Dubai World Cup night open to Northern Hemisphere Thoroughbred four-year-olds (and up) and for Southern Hemisphere Thoroughbred three-year-olds (and up).What more? It has a guaranteed prize pool of US$10 million.

Did You Know?

No horse in the history of the Dubai world cup has ever won this race more than once.

  1. Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Location: Longchamp Racecourse Paris, France

Date: First Sunday in October (Every year)

Prize Purse: $5,920,750

Distance: 2,400 metres

This Group 1 flat horse race follows the slogan: “Ce n’est pas une course, c’est un monument” – which means “It’s not a race, it’s a monument”.Well known as the ‘Arc’ worldwide, it is no secret that it is one of the most celebrated races in the world. The competition is held every year at the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris.

Did You Know?

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is recognised as Europe’s most prestigious race.

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It is well-known that gamblers have hooked on the thrill of horse racing since the past 2,000 years. However, which horse race rules over all others? Find out all the answers as we invite you here to look at the most decorated horse races in the world: Epsom...