There are many horse races to bet on in the USA.
The Triple Crown races:
- Kentucky Derby
- Preakness Stakes
- Belmont Stakes
These horse races get by far the most attention from general sports betting fans in the U.S., but horse players know that there are many other important races that are every bit as exciting and offer excellent betting opportunities.
The Breeder’s Cup – Betting King!
The Breeders’ Cup is a particular favorite among most horse racing betting fans. The two-day “world thoroughbred championship” races are held each year in late October or early November at a rotating series of racetracks.
In 2019, The Breeder’s Cup betting and the event is scheduled on Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park.
The Pegasus World Cup Betting
The Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park is a relatively new entrant to the U.S. racing scene, but boasts the richest purse in North America at $9 million. In 2019 the track added a second race, the $6 million Pegasus World Cup Turf, to the program and apparently intends to keep building out the event.
Many other top U.S. races occur over the summer, including the Travers and Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, the Pacific Classic at Del Mar and the Arlington Million at Arlington Race Course outside Chicago. You can bet on these horse races as well at BetAmerica Horse Racing betting site or at NyraBet. They both offer in-play betting, live TV and good odds.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as great racing is concerned. If you’re planning a trip to an area with live racing, I’d recommend checking a stakes calendar such as this one — loodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred-racing/stakes-calendar — if you want to try and synch your travels with one of the marquee racing days.
Another piece of advice: If you’re planning on attending such an event, secure tickets in advance as overflow crowds are always a possibility.