Throughout most of our articles, we’ve spoken about many horses. Whether it’s the best race horses of all time, current race horses to watch out for, or some of the best races or upsets to happen, we’ve covered them all.
However, there is one facet of horse racing that we have not covered yet. And this is the racetracks that the horses run on. These tracks are the pedestal where all good horses, good races, upsets take place. It is the place where all the magic happens.
Let’s take a look at two of the best horse racing courses.
Let’s start off with a racecourse from Europe. Europe has a vibrant history of horse racing. In fact, it started becoming sport in England. In Europe, they favor steeplechase races where horses needed to jump over hurdles and other obstacles.
The first course we’ll look at is called the Aintree Racecourse in England. This is one of the most famous courses ever as it is the best one in England that is known for the Grand National competitive steeplechase horse race.
The Grand National is a steeplechase race that has as many as 30 fences for horses to jump over. These obstacles are spread over more than 7000 meters.
If you love horse races but have not watched the Grand National at the Aintree Racecoruse, then you owe it to yourself. It happens each year in April.
Next, we move on to a racecourse in North America. As the previous point said, horse racing started in Europe. Then, almost full centuries after, it came to North America. The first ever racetrack in the United States was built in 1665.
One of the best tracks ever built is located in Kentucky and is called the Churchill Downs. It is actually the biggest racecourse build in terms of how many seats there are. This track is famous as it is home to the Kentucky Derby. This is one of three races included in the prestigious Triple Crown.
The track’s circumference is one mile. It also houses a museum and a clubhouse.
Having been built in 1875, this racetrack is almost 150 years old. More than a hundred years after it was built, it became a National Historic Landmark. No doubt it is one of the best tracks ever made; so full of history and amazing moments.
These are only a few of the best horse racing courses ever made as presented by the Horse Racing Information team. If you haven’t been to any one of these great landmarks, you are truly missing out.