Biggest Horse Races In the US

Marcus Bazzano
By Marcus Bazzano
Biggest Horse Races In the US

What Are The Biggest Horse Races In USA?

The biggest horse races held in the United States are listed below:

What Are The Three Triple Crown Races?

The Triple Crown is a series of three iconic horse races for three-year-old thoroughbreds: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. 

What Is The Triple Crown Horse Racing Schedule?

The Triple Crown horse racing schedule includes the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, in that order. See the exact dates in the schedule below:

Saturday, May 3, 2025Kentucky Derby
Saturday, May 17, 2025Preakness Stakes
Saturday, June 7, 2025Belmont Stakes
The 155th running of the Belmont Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Photo by Getty Images.

What Is The Longest Race In The Triple Crown?

The longest race in the Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes, with a distance of 1.5 miles (about 2,400 meters). It's considered the “Test of the Champion” because it's the longest and most challenging of the three races, requiring horses to have both speed and endurance.

How Long Are The Triple Crown Races?

The Triple Crown races vary in distance: Kentucky Derby (1.25 miles), Preakness Stakes (1.3 miles), and Belmont Stakes (1.5 miles), with the Belmont Stakes being the longest of the three.

Kentucky Derby10 furlongs
Preakness Stakes9.5 furlongs
Belmont Stakes12 furlongs

What Are The Triple Crown Tracks?

All of the Triple Crown races are run at different race tracks across the United States, see them in the table below:

The field breaks from the gate during the 148th Running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Photo by Getty Images.

What Is The Biggest Race At Saratoga?

The biggest race at Saratoga Race Course is the Travers Stakes, a Grade 1 race that attracts large crowds and offers a $1.25 million purse. It is considered the oldest major thoroughbred race in the US and is nicknamed the “Midsummer Derby”.

What Is The Biggest Horse Track In The US?

The biggest horse track in the US is Belmont Park, with a mile-and-a-half main track that is the largest dirt thoroughbred racecourse in the world.

When Is The Next Major Horse Race?

Visit the FanOdds racing schedule to discover when the next major race in America is happening. It is the best place to stay updated and join the excitement of the upcoming events in the US!

Marcus Bazzano
By Marcus Bazzano

Marcus is a young but experienced sports journalist and content creator, having been in the industry 5+ years. He has written racing specific content for leading racing sites such as RacingBase, Odds and now Fan Odds. Marcus learnt his love for racing from his father, who has owned multiple horses in Marcus' lifetime.