Top 10 Horse Race Tournaments Around the World
Thanks to evolution it actually helped us get blessed with the animals that are going to look majestic whenever they are up for a run. One of such animals that are always more than just an amazing creature is horses. What good can a horse be if it can’t run in a race and what best can be a race if it’s not on a global level? If you’re a racing enthusiast and want to see your horse in a race running among dozens of others that are the best in the world, then you need to have a look at this list of top 10 horse race tournaments around the world.
Nakayama Grand Jump
We will start our list with the event that takes place in Funabashi, Japan and attracts thousands of eyes from all over the world. Not just hundreds but thousands of horse enthusiasts from around the world come up and see the horses that came from all over the world take part in this race and jump the obstacles that leave the spectators stunned and amazed. The race has been going on for years and attracts families and kids in astonishing amounts.
Here is a video of the Winner for 2016 and 2017 - Oju Chosan. The audio I suspect is Japanese, but I have no clue what he is saying, it does make it sound very mysterious though, so quite enjoyable to watch.
Breeders' Cup World Championships
There isn’t one location decided for this championship of horses. This event and tournament involves one of the highest bidders for horses around the world and also includes the breeds that are kept on the top of their shape. Tons of Americans from all over the world compete alongside international entrants at popular racetracks around the United States, including Churchill Downs in Kentucky, Monmouth Park in New Jersey and Santa Anita Park in California.
This video shows some of the highlights and winners since 2014 and an interview and closeup's of the best horses. Just the sheer beauty showing up in this race is amazing.
Just the name of this tournament is enough for almost any horse enthusiast to know what this tournament is all about. Considered as one of the star tournaments by everyone, the Melbourne Cup has been known to be as old as 1861. They also have a 3,200-meter horse race that is the main attraction of the tournament. The entire tournament doesn’t only concentrate on giving a good time to the people with the horses but they also manage other attractions with other contests like the man and the woman of the day. So first Tuesday of November, pack your bags and take a selfie stick as well.
This video shows the full race in 2017 where NR 22 Rekindlings wins the Emirates Melbourne Cup race 7.
The Grand National
Another one of the tournaments taking place in Aintree, England is The Grand National. The overall focus of the event is to make sure that all of the attractions related to horses and horse races are on the schedule. The best thing about this is that it will not go on for just one day but will continue for a streak of 3 days back to back. This also includes all of the restaurants and their tasty food that alone attracts all of the people who want to fill their mouth as they see the winning horse go across the last obstacle.
This video shows the full race in 2017.
Dubai World Cup
Arabian horses have always been the main attraction for all of the horse lovers around the globe and what can possibly be a good time spent with the horses when you do that in their own backyard. It's the richest horse race in the world with a purse of $10 million for the lucky winner. This is not just the only good reason why all of the people want to compete in this race but also other attractions that Dubai is going to come up with. Although it started back in 1996 things have been really kicking forward for these guys.
This video shows the Dubai World Cup 2017 Race 9.
The Royal Ascot
So the main attraction here is that you might be able to see the Queen or the royal family coming up here and there’s no other reason why this specific tournament was going to have the term “Royal” in it. With a week-long series of a total of 16 races. This specific tournament puts everything on top of fun. You can enjoy all of the day's traditions, including the Royal Procession, the Military Bands, the plethora of food stalls and the races themselves from the Grandstand areas.
Full Highlights of the entire Royal Ascot 2017, Enjoy!
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Simply known as the Arc is Europe’s biggest horse racing event. An extravaganza that is going to concentrate on giving you the beauty and the beasts altogether. Because of their powerful affiliation with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, it has one of the highest prizes in the racing world at 4 million Euros. The horse race, however, is not where the fun is going to end. You can get as many pony rides as you want and can begin the day by listening to the Jazz music like you have never before.
This video shows the full race in 2017 won by Enable, the last 30 seconds of the race gave me so many goosebumps.
All of the horse racing community around the world that really looks forward to something challenging. They all mark their calendars for the first week of June to be a part of the oldest of the Triple Crown Races dating back to 1867. Most of the tickets that are sold from $10 to $20 thanks to the other reserved seats on the event. With its close proximity to New York City, this is perhaps the most accessible horse race that you can be a part of.
This video shows the full race in 2017 where Tapwrit wins the Belmont Stakes.
The Preakness Stakes
For the second on top, we are going to take you to Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the all attractive parts of this tournament. The winner is going to get hefty Woodlawn Vase, a grand silver trophy crafted by Tiffany in 1860, while his horse is draped in a delicate blanket made from Black-Eyed Susans, Maryland's state flower. Get this alongside the access to the unending beer and a concert.
This video shows the full race in 2017 for the 142nd Preakness Stakes won by Cloud Computing.
Last but not least comes the powerhouse from Louisville, Kentucky. The ambiance of this place and all of the hoofs in the air are going to make you feel like you’re in a movie. They have the trend of decorating the winner’s horse in roses and that is worth looking at as well. Almost 80,000 plus people are a part of this race every time and among them are some noticeable celebrities as well.
This video shows the full race in 2017 for the 143rd Kentucky Derby won by Always Dreaming.
Ok, so there might be some truth to the saying we are "horse crazy". I personally think that owning a horse is one of the best things I could possibly ever do, but if you think about it there are so many reasons why a lot of people think we are crazy people for doing so.
A horse lover, or any animal lover, would want to find someone who likes horses like themselves. While it may seem petty for some people, an equestrian who ends up with someone who dislikes horses or does not understand their partner’s passion for horses is doomed to have a lot of potential relationship problems in the future. Weird but I’ve heard of some people feeling jealous of the partner’s love and attention towards their horse. That is why horse lovers would want to find someone who shares the same love for the animal. But where do equestrian singles meet and mingle?