Horse racing has long been a popular sport all around the world. This globally admired sport has some of the biggest races take place in some countries like France, Australia, and the UK, to name some. But which countries in the world have the highest support of horse racing? Here are top three among them.

The UK

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports as well as one of the most favorite in the UK. In terms of spectators, it is second only to football and it’s also very popular for betting. There are races held around the country on virtually every single day over the course of the year, including the Epsom Derby, the Royal Ascot, and the Grand National. One of the main reasons why horse racing is so popular in the UK is the involvement of betting, but there are also many people enjoy watching the races itself, too.

The US

Both in terms of attendance and in gambling, horse racing is a favorite sport in the US. Since its first days in the mid-1600s in New York State, horse racing has become one of the most popular sports in the country with a lot of racetracks supporting up to 100,000 seats. Horse racing market is believed to be worth upwards of $115 billion each year, which makes it no surprise that the US is compiled on this list.


When it comes to Europe, France is one of the leading countries for horse racing with many of the top events taking place here. The most famous and important of these is the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which is the richest race in Europe and the second richest turf race all over the world. This prestigious event is held at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris and stands for what racing in France is known for most. There are many other important races held in France, such as the Prix de Diane, the Grand Prix de Paris, and the Prix du Jockey Club.