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Highest prize money in horse races

Horse Races is called the sport of kings and when you see the sums of money involved it’s easy to see why!

We have previously covered sporting events with the biggest horse prize pots and racing is always on the list and like most top-tier sporting events, prize money is only going up up and the rich are getting richer.  In this sport of kings, there is a lot of competition with the big races all trying to outdo each other, and the title of world’s richest race changing hands three times in the last two years.

So Here’s the Complete Schedule of Upcoming horse Races in the 2022 year which will be held in different venues.

NUMBER HORSE RACE PRIZE MONEYVENUEDATE
1Saudi Cup$26.6 millionSaudi ArabiaTBA
2Dubai World Cup$15.96 millionDubai 26 March 2022
3The Everest$15 millionSydney (AUS)15 October 2022
4Melbourne Cup$8 millionMelbourne (AUS)1 November 2022
5The Breeders’ Cup Classic$7.98 million Ontario (Canada)4-5 November 2022
6Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
$7.69 million
Paris3 October 2022
7Japan Cup$7.71 millionTokyo (Japan)27 November 2022
8Caulfield Cup$5.15 millionAustralia15 October 2022
9Cox Plate$5 millionMelbourne(AUS)22 October 2022
10Kentucky Derby$3.99 millionKentucky.7 May 2022

Let’s Check out the prize money distribution of the Winner.

Suppose, If the purse is $10,000, how much would the Jockey be paid?

 if the purse is $10,000, the winning horse is paid $6000. Ten percent of that goes to the trainer and 10% to the Jockey. The Ridder is paid $6000 for this race, and the other prize money will be divided into 20% to second place, 10% to third, 5% to 4th, 3% to 5th, and 2% to 6th.

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