Racing Cups Around the World
As a Melbourne-based organization, we’re partial to the Melbourne Cup as our favorite race. It’s easy to see why – the celebrations, fashion, and race events make the Melbourne Cup a top event that’s watched by viewers around the world.
However, cup sweeps aren’t limited just to the Melbourne Cup! Because CupSweep is an online cup sweeps platform, you can create a competition for any cup around the world. If you’re interested in creating a cup sweep for a race outside of Australia, get in touch with us! Here are just a few races around the world that we’ll be watching:
The Kentucky Derby, also known as the Run for the Roses, is held every year in May in Kentucky, USA. Like the Melbourne Cup, this fashion-forward event is famous for big hats and eye-catching attire.
Held at the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, or ‘the Arc’, is an annual event in October. It is Europe’s most prestigious horse race.
Blink and you’ll miss it – the Breeder’s Cup Sprint is a U.S. and Canadian-based race that takes about a minute to complete! It’s less than a mile in length, and horses must be three years or older.
The Japan Cup is one of the most prestigious horse races in Japan, and one of the richest races in the world. This invitational race is held on the last Sunday of November.
The Grand National at Liverpool’s Aintree Racecourse has been around for just longer than the Melbourne Cup – it was established in 1839, and is about double the length, at 4 miles.
Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, the Dubai Duty Free Stakes is an annual event held during the Dubai World Cup each March. With a purse of approximately 6.5 million AUD, it’s one of the world’s richest races on turf.
The Preakness Stakes is an American race in held in May in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s ranked second in the U.S. (to the Kentucky Derby), and it’s known for it’s fancy hats and for it’s official cocktail, the Black-eyed Susan.
The Hong Kong Cup is a 1.25-mile race held in mid-December. It’s one of four Hong Kong International races, and it’s been around since 1988.