Horse Racing Most Important Venues

| March 4, 2020
Saratoga racetrack
Saratoga in USA is one of the world’s most important horse racing venues

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports in history. It has long-standing traditions that have been passed down to generations over the years. The Dubai World Cup, the Royal Ascot, and the Triple Crown are some of the most popular horse races. Many millennials know a few horse tracks. In this article, we discuss the five most important horse racing venues.

1.     Saratoga

The racecourse is located in Saratoga Springs, in the U.S. and it was opened in 1863. Saratoga hosted the Alabama Stakes, the Whitney Handicap and the Travers Stakes in the past. It is among the oldest racetracks in the United States. It is a renowned non-Triple Crown racecourse in which several horses lost on is dirt track. They include the Gallant Fox, the American Pharoah, Secretariat, and Man o’War. Sports enthusiasts get a bonus code at Unibet when they support particular horses.

2.     Cheltenham

The Cheltenham racecourse sits in 350 acres in the Cotswolds. It is an ideal National Hunt racing venue. The track started hosting major horse races in 1815. It attracts 68,000 spectators during popular racing events. The Cheltenham Festival lasts for four days and comprises 14 Grade 1 horse races.

3.     Aintree

Aintree is in Liverpool, the United Kingdom. It was opened in 1829 and it hosts famous races like the Grand National. The racecourse has several steeplechase obstacles such as Becher’s Brook, the Canal Turn and The Chair. It is located in Meyerside Parish, Aintree. Forty-two horses competed in the 1928 Grand National but two horses managed to finish the race.

4.     Goodwood

Goodwood is a southern racetrack in the United Kingdom that hosts 13 Group races and the Goodwood Festival each year. The racecourse overlooks the Sussex Downs and it has unique undulations that make it one of the best courses in Britain.

5.     Flemington

The Flemington racecourse is located in Melbourne, Australia. It was opened in 1840 and it has hosted a few popular horse races including the Victoria Derby and the Melbourne Cup. Flemington is near the Maribyrnong River and it has a pear shape. It has three grandstands, a railway line and a six-furlong straight. The racecourse accommodates up to 120,000-spectators. It hosts the Melbourne Cup and 13 G1 races that range from 1,000 meters to 3,000 meters. Other Australian racetracks get high attendance during the Melbourne Cup.

Some horseracing courses feature concourses or grandstands. Australia, India, Hong Kong, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom have the most advanced horse racing courses that host different horse races. Some racecourses host hound races frequently.

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