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Horse Racing

Mix with the ‘beautiful people’ and enjoy a flutter at the world’s most prestigious horse racing events.

1) Melbourne Cup, Melbourne, Australia

Appropriately billed as ‘The race that stops a nation’, the Melbourne Cup is one of the most popular spectator events in Australia, as well as being the country’s most prestigious horserace. Run over a distance of 3200m on turf, the handicap race is for three-year-olds and above, and is held annually on the first Tuesday in November. First run in 1861, the Melbourne Cup today attracts more than 380,000 people to Flemington Race Course. Since 1877, race day has been a traditional public holiday in Melbourne. Read more....

2) Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Join thousands of racing fans from all over the world at the Longchamp Racecourse each year to witness what is regarded as France's most prestigious horse race. Read more....

3) Royal Ascot, Berkshire, England

The Royal Ascot race meet is as famous for the fashions on display – especially the hats – as it is for horse racing. Steeped in history, dating back to 1711 and immortalised in the movie My Fair Lady, Royal Ascot is regarded as one of the world’s most famous race meetings, with more than 300,000 people making the annual event. Read more....

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