3 richest horse races in the world
Written by CRM
Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

The prize funds are growing sharply in the horse racing world. New races are emerging every year and they are changing the landscape of horse racing. However, the old perks of this sport are still the same as you can still use Bet-ri.com and try to land a big fortune for yourself through betting.

1- Pegasus World Cup

America can rightly brag of many great races but none represents its lavishness as best as the Pegasus World Cup, the 9-furlong race which is run at Gulfstream Park, Florida every year. Its inaugural race was run on January 28, 2017, with a prize pot of $12 million, thus becoming the richest horse race in the world ahead of Dubai World Cup. Arrogate became its first winner who also won the Dubai World Cup later.

For the following year, the prize pot was increased by $4 million to get it to an astonishing $16 million. That year's race was won by Gun Runner and he made an incredible $7 million in 2018.

However, the prize pot for the main race was reduced to $9 million in 2019 with some money allocated for the newly created Pegasus Turf- a purse of $7 million. The winner of the 2019 edition's main race was City of Light, the 2018 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner.

2- The Dubai World Cup

Just like America, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also likes to flaunt its wealth when it comes to horse racing. The Dubai World Cup is their richest horse race which they have been holding annually since 1996 at the Meydan Racecourse. They boosted its prize fund to $12 million for its 2019 edition with an eye-watering $7.2 million allocated to the winner.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has a racing stable named Godolphin which has been hugely successful in the Dubai World Cup. Godolphin just celebrated its record eighth victory in 2019 as Thunder Snow made history with his second Dubai title.

Jerry Bailey is the most successful jockey of this race with four victories, while Saeed bin Suroor is its most accomplished trainer with nine Dubai titles to his name.

3- The Everest

Just like America and the United Arab Emirates, Australia can also boast of hosting an extremely rich horse race, The Everest. With a prize pot of $14 million, it is the richest race in Australia and the richest turf race in the world. It was run for the first time in 2017 but it has already surpassed the Melbourne Cup as Australia's richest race.

The first two titles of this race went to Redzel while Yes Yes Yes clinched the 2019 edition of this contest.