Horse racing tours have given tourism business a shot in the arm
The universal appeal of horse racing drive enthusiasts crazy, and many would like to be present at the events no matter where it takes place across the globe instead of viewing its live streaming on TVG. The thrill and excitement of seeing horse racing from the stands are simply unmatched, and those with a will and heart to spend money are entitled to avail it to the fullest. To enjoy the very best in horse racing, we bring here some of the leading events in the horse racing calendar that no horse racing fan would like to give a miss. Horse racing tourism is a big ticket item for many travel companies that specialize in sports tourism.
Pegasus World Cup
Also billed as the most precious horse racing event the Gulfstream Park, Florida in the US is the venue of the first grand event of the year. The Stronach Group is the organizer of the game with each of the dozen owners contributing a million dollar to set up the kitty for prize money worth $16 million. Horses aged four years old and more are eligible to participate in the 9 furlongs or 11/8 mile race that takes place on the dirt track.
Dubai World Cup
The last day of March is for the second richest sporting event in the history of horse racing that takes place in Meydan, Dubai. For Dubai, it is the biggest sporting extravaganza and a significant social occasion that brings down the curtain to the horse racing season in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Horses of the best breed blaze the dirt tracks of the 10 furlongs or 2000 meter race that could make the winner richer by $10 million. The total prize money is three times what the winner gets.
The classic derby in Churchill Downs is a high voltage horse racing event that many people label as the most exciting two minutes in sports. Two minutes is the time it takes to complete the race. The race is the first leg of the Triple Crown and has been a yearly event since 1875. The Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes are the other legs of the crown.
Royal Ascot, UK
The most prestigious and royal sporting event of the United Kingdom, The Royal Ascot takes place in the third week of June and enjoys the patronage of the British royal family. The more than 400-year-old event started in 1711. It is a grand carnival of which horse racing is a part of a magnificent show of fashion for the elite population that enjoys top class horse racing while socializing too.
To be there on the day of any of the events, get in touch with some travel company that takes a particular interest in sports tours. Every month around the year horse racing events take place in various countries and once you have made your choice, leave the rest to the travel company. They become your guide and well-wisher as you travel from one destination to another to satisfy a never-ending passion for horse racing.