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International Horse Racing


Horse racing betting is no longer restricted to your local race card or even to horse racing in the country where you live. Thanks to online betting that either links your wagers to international pari-mutuel pools or pays out according to those odds, you can now bet on the world's biggest and most exciting horse races.

If you live in Hong Kong and want to bet on the Kentucky Derby you're only a couple of clicks away from international horse racing betting. Meanwhile horse racing bettors in the USA can now bet on the latest races at the Sha Tin racecourse thanks to online wagering.

We showcase the most famous international horse races, and list our recommended bookmakers for online betting on those races. We have stringent criteria that must be satisfied by online sportsbooks and racebooks, not least of which is total peace of mind regarding your funds when you bet on the world's best horse races.

International horse racing is a global goldmine of opportunity for shrewd horse racing handicappers and we will guide you throughout: From identifying those races all the way to ensuring your winning tickets are cashed as easily as if you were at the race in person.

International Horse Racing - The Major Races


Dubai Sheema Classic

Dubai World Cup MeetingThe Dubai Sheema Classic is one of the top horse races in the world in terms of stakes, with a whopping $5 million up for grabs, and it is held on Dubai World Cup night.

Dubai Duty Free

Dubai World Cup MeetingOne of the world's richest horseraces, the Dubai Duty Free has a stake of $5 million and is contested during the Dubai World Cup Meeting.

Dubai Golden Shaheen

Dubai World Cup MeetingThe Dubai Golden Shaheen is one of the most valuable Group 1 sprints in the world with a purse of $2 million. It is held as part of the awesome race card during the Dubai World Cup Meeting.

Godolphin Mile

Dubai World Cup MeetingThe Godolphin Mile is one of the big races held on Dubai World Cup night and is a Grade 2 race worth $1 million.

U.A.E. Derby

Dubai World Cup MeetingThe UAE Derby is a race for three-year-olds held on the same night as the Dubai World Cup.

Prix Royal Oak

Prix Royal OakThe Prix Royal Oak is a Group 1 horse race held in France at the famous Longchamp race course.

Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp

Prix de l'Abbaye de LongchampThe Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp is one of Europe's premier sprints. It is held in France at the Longchamp racecourse on the same day as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Prix Marcel Boussac

Prix Marcel BoussacThe Prix Marcel Boussac is one of the most important juvenile races in France, and is the only French Group 1 race exclusively for two year old fillies.

Prix de l'Opera

Prix de l'OperaThe Prix de l'Opera is a 10 furlong (mile and a quarter) Group 1 turf race held at Longchamp on the same day as 'The Arc'.

New Zealand Derby

New Zealand DerbyThe New Zealand Derby is the country's most important race for three-year-olds. It is run at Ellerslie race course, and carries a purse of NZ$700,000.

UAE Derby

UAE DerbyThe UAE Derby is one of the major events on the Dubai horseracing calendar and takes place on Dubai World Cup night. The race is run over 9 furlongs at Nad Al Sheba

Derby Italiano

Derby ItalianThe Derby Italiano is one of the most important races run in Italy, and is the Italian equivalent of the Epsom Derby. It is held at the Capannelle racecourse in Rome.

Queen's Plate

Queens PlateThe Queens Plate has been held since 1860, making it the oldest surviving horse race in North America. There's a piece of trivia that few people know! It is run at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada for a stake of CAN$1 Million

Gran Criterium

Gran CriteriumThe Gran Criterium is Italy's most important Juvenile horse race. Over the years some top European two-year-olds have won this race, which is held at the San Siro racetrack in Milan.

Grand Prix de Paris

Grand Prix de ParisThe Grand Prix de Paris is one of the four Classic races held in France for three-year-olds. It is run over a distance of a mile and a half at the famous Longchamp racecourse.

Summer Cup

Summer CupThe Summer Cup is a handicap that is one of the most important races on the South African calendar. It is worth R1.5 million in stakes and is held at Turffontein racecourse in Johannesburg.

Poule d'Essai des Poulains

Poule d'Essai des PoulainsThe Poule d'Essai des Poulains is France's version of the English 2000 Guineas, a Classic race over a mile for the best French three-year-old male racehorses.

Canadian International Stakes

Canadian StakesOne of the leading North American turf races is the Canadian International Stakes, which is run at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto. The purse is $2 million and attracts some of the best racehorses from around the world.

Grosser Preis von Baden

GrosserThe Grosser Preis von Baden is Germany’s most prestigious horse race and is run at Iffezheim racecourse over the Derby distance of a mile and a half. The stakes money for the race is €870,000.

Hong Kong Cup

Hong Kong CupThe Hong Kong Cup is one of the world's great horse racing spectacles. Run over a distance of a mile and a quarter in mid-December, it is watched by some of the most zealous punters in the world at Sha Tin racecourse.

Japan Cup

Japan CupThe Japan Cup is considered Japan's greatest horse race and is open to horses that are three or older. The Japan Cup is run at the Tokyo Racecourse over a distance of a mile and a half.

The J&B Met

The J&B MetThe J&B Met handicap is one of South Africa's greatest horse races and a social event that brings Cape Town to a standstill. This Grade 1 race is run over 2000m (10 furlongs) at Kenilworth racecourse for a purse of R1.75 million.

Durban July Handicap

Durban July HandicapThe Durban July Handicap, held on the first Saturday in July, is South Africa's premier horse race. The purse for the race is R2.5 million as of 2007 and the race is run at Greyville racecourse over a distance of 2200m (11 furlongs).

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Prix de l'Arc de TriompheThe Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is the most important European race of the year and is arguably the world's greatest turf race in terms of the general quality of the field. It is held at Longchamp in October and is the culmination of the flat season.

Dubai World Cup

Dubai CupThe Dubai World Cup is the world's richest horserace with an enormous purse of $6 million. The first Dubai World Cup was run in 1996 and won by Cigar, and since then the race has attracted the world's best flat racehorses

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