3. The Everest
Date: Second or Third Saturday in October
Location: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia
Prize Purse: $14,000,000
• Until the Saudi Cup announcement, The Everest was the richest race on planet planet. Horses from everywhere are interested in The Everest by big prize for winning it.
• This event lacks Group/Grade 1 status and isn’t eligible for it yet but looks bound to be awarded that within the future.
• It’s a weight-for-age sprint contest hospitable any thoroughbred racehorse whose owner is ready to pay the $600,000 entry fee. There are only 12 slots that are available for purchase.
• Redzel won the primary two runnings of The Everest, showing age is not any barrier to success in sprints.
4. Melbourne Cup
Date: First Tuesday in November
Location: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Prize Purse: $5,300,000
• Called the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup is our second trip Down Under during this list.
• First contested in 1861, the Melbourne Cup features a long history and gets targeted by horses from everywhere the planet.
• Cross Counter became the primary British-trained horse to win the race in 2018 – 25 years after Vintage Crop was the primary Irish-trained winner.
• Makybe Diva is that the only three-time Melbourne Cup winner with consecutive victories in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
5. Pegasus World Cup Invitational
Date: Last Saturday in January
Location: Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA
Prize Purse: $9,000,000
• Once the richest race within the world and price more, recent changes to the Pegasus World Cup format mean there are now both dirt and turf events.
• It’s hospitable horses aged four and up and was first run in 2017. With a touch more history under its belt, the Pegasus World Cup will gain prestige within the coming years.
• Like The Everest, racehorse owners can buy entry into this but it costs $1,000,000! YIKES.