Horse Racing Tracks
The horse racing season is in full swing, and Churchill Downs had just celebrated the 144th Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2018. The race was open for 20 horses with a $2 million bag. This event was advertised as one of the most prominent races and was also broadcast on NBC. This year, the race was won by Justify, who was the favorite after the start of the race (post-time), with a time of 2:04.20 on a muddy track. Know some of the best hippodromes in the world and why they’re so famous:
- Churchill Downs, Louisville, United States)
This racetrack was inaugurated in 1875 and is recognized as one of the best race tracks in the world. Churchill Downs is located in Louisville and is the home of the Kentucky Derby, which is celebrated on the first Saturday of May. This derbi is one of the most popular sports events in the United States and has a record of 170 513 attendees in 2015.
- Ascot, United Kingdom
This racetrack located in the UK is very popular in the world of horse racing and even sells clothes with its name. In Ascot is carried out 9 of the 32 races in the group 1 of Great Britain, including popular races like The Gold Cup, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Ascot was inaugurated in 1711 and has been a key place in the British social calendar, and attended by members of the British Royal Family. During the Gold Cup, more than 300,000 people visit the racetrack to observe those who compete for a prize of more than £5,000.
- Longchamp, Paris (France)
The city of Love has the honor of having one of the most prestigious hippodromes: The Longchamp which was inaugurated in 1857. This beautiful place is located in a 57-hectare Racing Complex on the picturesque banks of the Seine River. One of the most famous events of Longchamp is the Prix de l’arc de Triomphe, which is often recognized as the most prestigious race in Europe. More than half of the races of Group 1 in France are held in different racks between 1000 and 4000 meters.
- Epsom Downs, Epsom (United Kingdom)
This racetrack has been around for some time, as there are race records dating back to 1661, although some historians speculate that there may be even older races. This is the place where the term “derbi” originated which is now used in different sports. This place was originally known as” the Derby ” (Epsom Derby), the most opulent and famous horse race among the five classic British races.
- Meydan, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Dubai is known for its luxuries, extravagant cars, endless shopping, and a fabulous holiday destination, but it also has a rather elegant racetrack called Meydan. This racetrack is one of the newest, as it was recently inaugurated in 2010. The main stand of more than one and a half kilometers has a capacity for 60 000 people, making it the longest structure on the planet. Within that mile, there is a five-star hotel, restaurant,s and corporate suites that entrepreneurs use during the year. The 620-hectare complex is divided into four sub-districts known as Meydan City. When there are horse races, the most important guests (VIP) attend this distinguished city.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest