Racing Victoria (RV) is the Principal Racing Authority governing thoroughbred racing in Victoria.
RV was established in December 2001 with the support of the racing clubs, racing industry bodies and the State Government to provide independent governance of thoroughbred racing in Victoria.
Its vision is to enhance the Victorian thoroughbred racing industry’s position as a leading world-class sporting industry, delivering integrity, quality and entertainment.
Each year in Victoria, RV oversees approximately 550 race meetings held at 69 tracks and hosted by 73 clubs.
The two Australian Global Sprint Challenge legs are run by Victoria Racing Club (VRC) at Flemington Racecourse during the two major racing events in Melbourne – the Melbourne Festival of Racing and the Australian Spring Racing Carnival, featuring the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
Find out more at the racing.com website.
DUBAI RACING CLUB
In 2010 the Dubai World Cup Carnival helped introduce the iconic Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse to the racing and sports world. The architectural masterpiece is the new home for the Dubai World Cup Carnival and is the world's largest integrated racing facility, with a seating capacity for over 60,000 and adjoining 285 elegantly appointed rooms and suites of The Meydan Hotel.
The racing season in Dubai annually begins in November and is highlighted by the Dubai World Cup Carnival that starts in January and features some of biggest names in racing for the duration, which culminates with the world’s richest day in racing – the Dubai World Cup.
Find out more at the Dubai Racing Club website
JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION
In Japan, there are two jurisdictions for horseracing, one is National racing or racing conducted by JRA, and the other is racing conducted by the Local Governments. JRA operates racing at 10 of its racecourses throughout Japan. Takamatsunomiya Kinen, the second leg of the Series is held at Chukyo Racecourse and the Sprinters Stakes, the eighth leg, is held at the Nakayama Racecourse.
Find out more at the Japan Racing Association website
THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB
The Hong Kong Jockey Club conducts world-class horse racing at Sha Tin and Happy Valley and is one of the world's top 15 charitable organisations, as well as Hong Kong’s largest community contributor. The Club is a not-for-profit business and is recognised as one of Asia's most prestigious membership clubs. Group 1 races of global interest include the four LONGINES Hong Kong International Races in December, the Stewards' Cup in January, the Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup and Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup in March, the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup in April and the Chairman's Sprint Prize, the Champions Mile and the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup in May.
Find out more at The Hong Kong Jockey Club website
Ascot Racecourse is the UK’s premier racecourse and host to 26 race days throughout the year including Royal Ascot, the premier meeting of the Flat Season, featuring seven Group One races. Ascot also stages the £1 million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair), the most important mile-and-a-half race open to three-year-olds and upwards in Britain. The industry joint venture, QIPCO British Champions Day, at over £3 million Britain’s most valuable raceday, in October, completes Ascot’s Flat Season.
Find out more at the Ascot website
Newmarket Racecourses is the world-recognised 'home of horseracing' and stages 38 race-days across both the Rowley Mile and July Course. It is the home of each season's opening two 'Classics', the QIPCO 2000 and 1000 Guineas - as well as a host of other top-class races, such as the hugely prestigious Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, held on Dubai Future Champions Day. Newmarket Racecourses plays a key part in the town's racing community, which contains more than 70 trainers and a clutch of the world's top studs such as Juddmonte Farms, Darley, Shadwell and Cheveley Park.
Find out more at the Newmarket website