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If you could go to one racetrack for one special race, EXCEPT the Breeders Cup races....?

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Karin C 
Asked at 2011.03.02 20:54:07
...Which race would you go see?

The Melbourne Cup?
The Arc de Triomphe?
The Derby at Epsom?
The Dubai World Cup?
The Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The Grand National Steeplechase at Liverpool?

...Or something else?

What race would you go to see?
answer kmnmiamisax  Answered at 2011.03.02 20:54:07
This is actually a really tough question. Since I'm from the US, it's hard to say which of the foreign races would be the coolest to see. I think it would be really cool to go to the Dubai World Cup because it's like the biggest forum for all the international horses... it's not just US horses and it's not the US horses with a couple European horses as you see in the Breeders Cup. In Dubai, they get horses from everywhere... so that's special. And it's not just the World Cup... they have races for all divisions... it's like the Breeders Cup since they have the best worldwide horses in every division. And I think it would be really cool to go to the UAE.

After that, I'd say the Arc just because I've heard a lot about it since Curlin was going to go there. But I know the Derby is a huge deal and so is the Melbourne Cup. I'm still not sure how I feel about the Grand National... on the one hand, I think steeplechase is really cool. On the other hand, I hate seeing the horses fall, even if they do get back up and they're fine. I think it would be too stressful for me to watch that race.

For US races, I've been to the Ohio Derby a couple times and this year I went to the West Virginia Derby. Despite not bringing the greatest horses, the WV Derby was amazing because they got so many good horses. At the OH Derby we had one or two pretty good horses, but WV got a ton more. And there were stakes all day, not just the feature. So really awesome trainers and jockeys were there... it was so cool! Of course I'd love to go to an even bigger race. Going to the Kentucky Derby would be kind of stupid because you wouldn't really get to see anything... I much prefer a trip to the track where I can get a seat or a spot at the rail and I can make it to the paddock before every race to see the horses. From what I understand of the Derby, that's not possible.

I'd love to go to the Belmont. I'd also really love to go to something like the Pacific Classic or the Jockey Club Gold Cup... something where there's a lot of good stakes all afternoon culminating in a race of the top colts in the country. That would be amazing.

Someday... :o)
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