There are many horse racing events that people around the world know about, but there are three in particular that have become part of popular culture. The Kentucky Derby is held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This race is one of the most famous horse races ever and attracts both celebrities and common folk alike to bet on horses for this event. As well as being a big deal in America, Royal Ascot has been an annual English tradition since 1711. Held each year over five days at the end of June or beginning of July depending on when exactly it falls within the week, this race sees some very fancy attire worn by spectators who come to watch their horses run around a 1 mile course. Finally, Melbourne Cup was founded in 1861 and is held annually on the first Tuesday in November. This race takes place at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, Australia.
It is known as “the race that stops a nation” due to the large percentage of the population who place bets on horses for this event.
So, whether you’re into horse racing or not, it’s hard not to be aware of at least one of these famous events. If you’re looking to watch some high-quality horseracing action, any one of these would be a great choice! And if you’re feeling lucky and want to put some money down on a horse, who knows – maybe you could become the next big winner!