The 10 Richest Horse Race in the World

By | November 20, 2017

Check this list of Horse racing events in the world which are counted among the top 10 richest, prestigious and most expensive event as of 2017. This is the fact that the Horse racing has been a popular game among stakeholders having love for sports. A stakeholder uses his intuitive skills to judge the winning horse. Higher the standing of the horse, high is the cash money awarded to the player. Horse racing games have been in vogue since 100 years. It is cherished by people with some sort of entrepreneurship. The reward to the winner is given in the form of purse. Conventionally first four places standings are liable for rewards. The horse standing first in the game gets 60% of the total purse. The second rank holder earns 20% while the horse placed 3rd gets 10%. The horse standing 4th gets 5%. The rest of the money is distributed between the remaining horses.

10 Richest Horse Race in the World


Pegasus World Cup

Pegasus World Cup

Pegasus World Cup horse racing was held for the first time on 28th January, 1987. Inside the park, there is a statue of Pegasus, the mythical horse, which measures 110 ft high. The venue for the race is ‘Gulfstream Park’ which is situated in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The participating horses have to run over a distance of 9 furlongs which is equal to 1.25 miles. The horses must be minimum 4 years old. The champion gets a reward of 12 million USD. Don’t forget to read the world’s richest jockey here in detail.

Dubai World Cup

Dubai World Cup

Dubai World Cup is the most exciting of all races. It began in 1996. The race covers a total distance of 2000 m. It is held race in Dubai at the Meydan racecourse. The winner gets rewarded with 10 million USD.

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the 2nd richest race and the richest on turf. It is also known as the ‘Race That Stops a Nation’. It started in the year 1861. The winner gets 5.65 USD as prize money.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

It is held at Longchamp Racecourse, situated in Paris, the capital of France. It is the most prestigious out of all races, held in Europe. It is held over a distance of 1.5 miles. Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe took place for the first time in 1920. The champion gets rewarded with a handsome value of $5.4 million.

Breeders’ Cup Classic – $5 Million Purse

Breeders' Cup Classic

The Breeders Cup Classic takes place in all corners of North America. Entries are limited. 5 prizes are secured for winners of other races like the Pacific Classic. The race began in 1984. The champion will get rewarded with $5 million as prize money.

Dubai Duty Free Stakes

Dubai Duty Free Stakes

The Duty Free Stakes race is held at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The race derives its name from its sponsor named ‘Duty Free’. It is held on a yearly basis at the special occasion of Dubai World cup at night. The distance to be covered by the racing participants is 1800m. The winner of the game gets USD 5 million.

Breeders’ Cup Turf

Breeders' Cup Turf

Breeders’ Cup Turf race is another in Breeders Cup series, spread over 1.5 miles. The winner gets a reward of $3 million.

Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Breeders' Cup Distaff

Breeders’ Cup Distaff is the last race occurring on the first day of Breeders Cup events. Previously, it was known as Breeders Cup Ladies’ Classic. It is very important for female horses.

Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Breeders' Cup Sprint

Breeders Cup also called sprint race is a 6 furlong race covered over an area of less than a mile. It is held once in every year in North America. It takes only a minute for completion. The champion gets an award of $2 million.

Kentucky Derby



Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby is an American racing game, held in the first week of May. It covers a distance of 1.25 miles. Kentucky Derby was organized first in the year 1875. The winner gets 2 million USD as reward.

  1. Pegasus World Cup
  2. Dubai World Cup
  3. Melbourne Cup
  4. Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  5. Breeders’ Cup Classic
  6. Dubai Duty Free Stakes
  7. Breeders’ Cup Turf
  8. Breeders’ Cup Distaff
  9. Breeders’ Cup Sprint
  10. Kentucky Derby

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