While the main focus for horse racing tends to fall within the UK and Ireland, the sport is popular all over Europe. The mainland plays host to a number of Group One events and in France and Germany in particular, racing is thriving. Some of the most historic sporting events fall within the horse racing umbrella and sports betting is synonymous with the track. To back up one of the most popular options for the betting community, Unibet have an active horse racing sportsbook and we have Unibet TV on hand to live stream the best of the action.
The Biggest Meetings
Any round up of the biggest horse racing events from around the world really has to start in the UK. As far as organised meetings are concerned, this is where it all began and many of the races that are run today can trace their history back over hundreds of years.
For example, there is the Epsom Derby; this is now established as Britain’s richest horse race and it was first run way back in 1780. The Derby also forms part of five ‘classic’ races and it provides the middle leg of the Triple Crown. Also included in those classics are the prestigious St Leger Stakes, Oaks, 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas.
Flat Racing is an important part of the horse racing calendar in the UK but there are more great races to follow over the jumps. The National Hunt season takes in Royal Ascot, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National amongst others. Of those races, the Grand National is the renewal that attracts most interest. An incredible test of endurance, the ‘National’ marks the time when serious horse racing bettors and casual punters come together to provide the busiest day for the sportsbooks.
Meanwhile, a short hop across the Irish Sea will take us to another set of world class horse racing meetings. Some of the best races in Ireland include The Curragh, The Irish Derby and The Irish Oaks.
The ‘Arc’ and More
Crossing over the English Channel will involve a necessary stop in France. The Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe - known as the Arc to most racegoers - was first run in 1920 and is currently staged in October. The course at Longchamp in Paris plays host and this is by far the most prestigious race in mainland Europe.
Staged for thoroughbreds aged three years or above, the Arc is now the second richest horse race in the world - behind Australia’s Everest.
The Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe is the most prestigious horse racing event in this part of Europe but there are other top class meetings to enjoy here. Other races to look out for at Unibet include the Italian Derby, the Grand Prix De Paris and Germany’s Bayerisches Zuchtrennen.
Around the World
We’ve already mentioned Australia’s The Everest which is now the richest single horse race in the history of the sport. It’s a relatively new addition to the calendar and it’s a curious event that actually sells starting places to prospective entrants. With a prize fund of some $14 million AUD, there is no shortage of interest despite that up front cost.
Australia also gives us a number of important renewals including the Melbourne Cup which is described as ‘the race that stops a nation.’
Horse racing is a truly global sport and a trip across to the United States finds the Kentucky Derby. Staged at the Churchill Downs racecourse in Louisville, it’s been held since 1875. America also plays host to the Breeders’ Cup series and this is another top location for world class meetings.
Look out too for the Japan Cup which is held in Tokyo. The Japanese take horse racing very seriously and, while they are not always fully represented in some parts of the world, trainers and owners send horses to the big races in Australia and they have their own Japan Cup to aim for.
The Dubai Cup also holds a serious purse and it’s another highlight of the schedules at Unibet TV. With world class renewals taking place across the calendar year, you need a high quality streaming service to back it all up.
Tune in to Unibet TV
It’s easy to switch on to Unibet TV and, unlike other services, we have very simple requirements. No subscription is needed and all we ask is that you have funds in your account. Failing that, you can access the live stream for any sporting event providing that you have placed a cash bet within the preceding 24 hours.
Once on board, a host of top class horse racing is at your fingertips and the Unibet TV live stream can be accessed via multiple devices. For those that are watching in the comfort of their own home, a static desktop PC may be the best alternative as it can convey the big screen experience to back up the high quality sound and graphics.
Unibet.tv is also available on mobile devices for complete flexibility and we update odds in real time so that customers can quickly switch to the mobile app and take advantage of the live markets. Viewing choice is all down to the individual but Unibet has you covered in every respect. With a busy horse racing sportsbook to support that live coverage, this is a great home for the betting community on what many still regard as the ‘sport of kings.