By HRI Foreign Desk — Horse racing remains as one of the US’ most vastly growing sports in relation to its popularity and dwelling interest amongst fans across the country with this sudden uproar of fanfare being a major catalyst to help bring further awareness to some of the US’ most distinguished racing tracks and eagerly anticipated events.
Horse racing is one of sport’s most long withstanding events that has since garnished a greater reputation across the world for its unique event hospitality and the stakes that are firmly up for grabs ahead of the races’ offset.
The US is a country that has since become a pinnacle platform for future racing events as well as being one of the sport’s biggest available marketing sectors to further help raise the notoriety of any upcoming horse racing events.
With the US horse racing scene now being among the world’s most elite and prosperous racing events, there are a vast number of sublime racing tracks and cup tournaments across the country that have since become staples of the horse racing sector.
These are the best US racing events that may insight a number of racing fans to place a future wager on any up-and-coming horse races:
- Kentucky Derby:
If there is any event that truly personifies the sheer excitement surrounding the spectacle of attending a horse racing event, then the Kentucky Derby is arguably the best among all US horse racing events.
Kentucky is a state that has become synonymous with housing a vast number of excellent sporting teams and events particularly in the college sector, but horse riding is another breed entirely given its impeccable popularity across the country that has since left this racing event as arguably Kentucky’s greatest sporting tournament.
Of course, the events increased popularity has gained the attention of numerous sportsbooks which has long been a major part of all racing events across the sporting sector.
At this sportsbook, fans of the horse racing betting circuit are offered an array of available odds and likely outcomes ahead of any US racing event, with the Kentucky Derby being of no exception.
It’s likely an event that most sporting fanatics may wish to add to their bucket-list of tournaments and venues that they may wish to visit in the near-future with the event garnishing an unprecedented amount of media attention every year since its inauguration.
- Breeders’ Cup
One of the most famous horse racing competition’s that the States has to offer fans given its immense historical stature and the continuous boost of notoriety that the cup proceeds to offer on a yearly basis.
Much like the Kentucky Derby, the Breeders’ Cup remains as one of horse racing’s most annually watched events which has allowed the cup fully to prosper throughout its more recent years.
Held every year following its inaugural event back in 1984, the Breeders’ Cup features the sports’ best groomed and athletic thoroughbred horses’ that is housed at a differentiating venue every year.
It’s a competition that has become a major commodity and mainstay throughout the racing landscape as the world’s most elite jockey’s and thoroughbred’s compete to take home the coveted Torrie Horse trophy that is presented to the winners after the final race titled the Juvenile Turf.
An event that is housed every year in November with excitement sure to follow ahead of next year’s cup that will already have fans marking their calendars.
- Preakness Stakes
The Triple Crown features three outlasting US Racing events that take place within a few weeks of one another.
These include the aforementioned Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes that annually takes place during the third Saturday of May.
Unlike the Breeders’ Cup, Preakness Stakes is only hosted and forever tailored to one racing track which is the impressive Pimlico Race Course located in Baltimore, Maryland which is another US city that has housed a proud history of sporting achievements particularly in the racing department.
It’s a race that has become an integral part to the US racing scene with another track featured in the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ also being of integral importance.
- Belmont Stakes
The final race from the ‘Triple Crown’ and certainly an event that is well worth the price at admission.
The Belmont Stakes takes place every year in the month of June with an estimated purse of $1.5million with the race also being held at the Belmont Park Course in Elmont, New York outside of the sprawling metropolis’ city limits.
The event also holds a North American record when Triple Crown winner Legendary Secretariat scored an incredible time of 2 minutes 24 seconds for the one-and-a-half-mile race with an astonishing 31 length ahead of any nearby competitors.
The Triple Cown as a whole remains as a must-have attendance for any major US racing fans who are since become further interested in placing any future bets ahead of the upcoming races that are often watched worldwide.