5 Horses races to watch this autumn

October 6, 2020

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The weather is turning chilly as the summer comes to an end and autumn begins around Europe. The change in seasons doesn’t stop horse racing as the sport sees some of its biggest events take place around the globe in the autumn. Horse racing punters are gearing up for autumn and winter races, and debating which horses will win the top-tier races. Fans can get the latest melbourne cup 2020 betting offers and tips before wagering on the biggest events this autumn.

Many of the biggest races during the season take place in warm weather climates. If you are looking for a great horse race to see in person and take a punt on, then don’t miss these five horse races to watch this autumn.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is held the first Sunday of October at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris. Horses race a distance of 1.5 miles with a prize purse of $5.6 million up for grabs. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the most prestigious event in European horse racing. It was first run in 1920 and has continued to be the premier event on the continent each year. The race is organised as a weight-for-age event and is open to three-year-old horses and up. Geldings are not allowed to enter the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

The Everest

The Everest takes place on the second or third Saturday in October at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia. It may not be too well-known outside of Australia, but it is certainly one of the top races to watch and wager on in the autumn. The Everest offers a massive $14m prize purse. It started in 2017 and thanks to the prize money on offer, attracts horses from all over the globe.

Breeders’ Cup Classic

Run on the first Saturday in November, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is a 1.25-mile race run on dirt. The Breeders’ Cup Classic rotates around racetracks in the United States and Canada, and offers a prize purse of $6m. The race is one of the most unique horse racing events in the world. It is a two-day festival in which horses qualify for the Breeders’ Cup Classic by winning races around the world throughout the year.

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is known as the Race the Stops a Nation. It takes place on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse. The cup is run on turf and covers 2 miles in distance. Competitors race for a prize purse worth $5.3m. The Melbourne Cup was first run in 1861 and is one of the world’s most prestigious and oldest racing events.

Tokyo Cup

The last Sunday in November offers horse racing punters the chance to wager on the Tokyo Cup. Run on turf and over the course of 1.5 miles, the Tokyo Cup has been a top-tier horse race since its first year in 1981. It caters to horses and trainers in the Far East, but does welcome foreign competitors. Only 10 foreign-trained horses are permitted in the race each year. The Tokyo Cup is one of the richest races in the world with $5.8m up for grabs.

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