USA horse racing betting

The USA horse racing industry is so huge that you never have to wait long for the next race to start. In the UK horse racing is worth £3.4billion each year to the economy; in the States that figure reaches £17bn.

The Jockey Club recently calculated that there are over 45,000 races each season in America alone, with around 800,000 horses bred for racing.

And here at StanJames we’re committed to covering the biggest races across the Atlantic with our extensive coverage of USA horse racing.

Best flat races in the USA

Ever heard of the Kentucky Derby? This bad boy is America’s equivalent of Britain’s Grand National and the Arc de Triomphe in France.

The Derby takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville each summer and lasts about two minutes — quite a bit shorter than the National! But for flats fans this is the big race which carries a prize purse of around £1.3 million.

Other big-money Grade I Stakes runs in the USA that will get your blood pumping are the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races, including the Classic (£3.3m purse) and the Turf (£2m).

And the ultimate prize in the USA is to win the Triple Crown, when a horse triumphs in the Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes (both £1.5m). Winning the Triple Crown is rare but in 2015 American Pharoah ended 37-year wait to see if won and also took the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

While the UK and Ireland tend to stick with turf as the primary track, the Americans love their dirt racing. The dust cloud that follows the thoroughbreds around courses such as Belmont Park, Saratoga and Del Mar adds to the spellbinding beauty of racing in the USA — although nothing quite beats Glorious Goodwood does it?

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