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    Horse racing fascinates millions of people worldwide. Over 30 nations hold more than two hundred horse races each year.
    Horse racing is a respected sport with many luxurious racing events. The following are the seven renowned horse racing events globally.
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    Breeders' Cup World Championships
    The Breeders' Cup takes place in different places each year. It is a two-day event with a hefty purse. In 2018, the race had a $21 million combined prize.
    Some experienced horseplayers use horse racing betting software to analyze past Breeders' Cup championships. Popular American thoroughbreds race together with many international entrants.

    Kentucky Derby (Louisville, Kentucky)
    The racing event takes place on the first Saturday in May every year. The Kentucky Derby was founded in 1875 and it attracts over 140,000 spectators.
    The derby lasts for less than two minutes and it is one and a quarter miles long. Horse enthusiasts fondly call it the "Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports." The winning horse drapes a beautiful garland with over a hundred red roses.
    It is difficult to secure a spot at the Millionaires Row. You might have to watch the derby from an infield with 80,000 die-hards.

    Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe (Paris, France)
    The race is also called the Qatar Paris Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe and it is one of the largest horse races in Europe. Thousands of spectators flock to the Longchamp Racecourse grandstand on the first Sunday of October. It is located near the Seine River.
    Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe is affiliated with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club and its prizes are worth €4 million. You will enjoy jazz music and enjoy champagne if you arrive early.

    The Royal Ascot (Ascot, England)
    This is a one-week racing series consisting of 16 group races and has been in the British tradition for four centuries. All spectators dress decently as the Royal Party and the Queen attend the races. The organizers prohibit people from wearing halters, jeans, midriffs, shorts, and sneakers.
    It is tricky to access the Royal Enclosure if you lack connections. But, you will enjoy traditions like food stalls, Military Bands, and the Royal Procession.

    Dubai World Cup (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
    The World Cup started making the United Arab Emirates (UAE) popular in horse racing in 1996. The Meydan Racecourse hosted the event's inaugural race. The winner receives a $10 million purse.
    The Meydan Hotel and modern Meydan Racecourse started operating in 2010. You can watch them from the grandstand or a hotel suite.

    The Preakness Stakes (Baltimore, Maryland)
    The race takes place on the third Saturday in May each year at the Pimlico Race Course. It has evolved since the inaugural race in 1873. The winner receives a silver trophy which Tiffany crafted in 1860 and a Woodlawn Vase while the horse drapes a Black-Eyed Susans blanket.
    Horse enthusiasts can buy tickets below $100 for the Grand Concourse as they interact with other spectators. Most of them done hats and bright-colored clothes. You will watch the race from the Infield if you buy a cheaper ticket.

    Belmont Stakes (Belmont, New York)
    This is the Triple Crown's final leg and it takes place at Belmont on the first Saturday in June. Jockeys strive to win three victories in the Triple Crown Series.
    The Belmont Stakes started in 1867 and it is the oldest Triple Crown horse race. Besides, it is challenging and long as it is one and a half miles long.
    Secretariat became the most popular racehorse globally after winning the 1973 Belmont Stakes and broke the speed 31 lengths world records. Most tickets range from $10 to $20.
    The above horse races attract thousands of horse fans each year. Heavy-stakers wager on various horses in these events. Some bookies allow horseplayers to place pre-race and live horse wagers.

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