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An equestrian sport that has been practiced over centuries, most notably in the Roman Empire, Horse Racing is now often considered as the sport of kings. In modern times, Horse Racing still finds itself as an integral part of the sporting calendar, most notably in the United States, France and Australia. The Kentucky Derby in the USA, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France and the Melbourne Cup in Australia, are probably the three most important horse racing events in the world. The Melbourne Cup in particular is billed as ‘the race that stops a nation’. It is the richest and most prestigious “two-mile” handicap in the world, and the second richest turf race in the world.