Where precision meets tradition. Few sports can match the elegance and history of horse racing. Once a month, CNN will bring you four days of coverage around a major meeting from the world of flat racing within World Sport. Where ancient tradition meets cutting-edge technology, we will bring you the inside track; getting the stories from the top trainers, jockeys and owners in the business, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the fashions and the fortunes that go hand-in-hand with the most glamorous sport on the planet. From the refined Thoroughbreds themselves to the logistics involved with training, feeding and transporting these magnificent athletes all over the world. For the best material from the world of flat racing, join CNN at the Winning Post.
Winning Post spends time with Irish racing royalty, the O'Brien family, ahead of the 239th running of the Investec Derby at Epsom, and finds out how they have dominated the race in recent years.
It's been said that every great racing city needs an exceptional racing event that brings to together the 'best of the best' from around the globe. And The Championships at the Royal Randwick in April are Sydney's answer to that.
South Americans are famed for their love of sport, and the notorious Latin Passion is never more evident than at the racetrack. So this month Winning Post joins fans as they celebrate the continent's Blue Riband horse race, the Gran Premio Latinoamericano.
It has been said that the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is the only horse race that can truly lay claim to the much sought-after title -- "the best in the world". It's certainly Europe's richest, yielding a prize fund of five million Euros.
Ireland boasts more horses per capita than any other country in Europe. Find out how being a nation of equine lovers has helped the Emerald Isle become one of the most prominent players in the World of Horse racing.
More popularly known as "Glorious Goodwood", it's a highlight of the flat racing calendar. The otherwise sleepy countryside in the heart of The Sussex Downs is transformed as racing's elite gather at one of the UK's most picturesque racecourses.
Royal Ascot is considered one of the most influential race meetings on the international racing calendar. Find out why racing connections from around the world see this quintessentially British event as their home away from home.
Aly Vance visits Coolmore Stud to meet Galileo, who won the Epsom Derby in 2001 and has since fathered two winners of his own. She asks what it takes for a horse to reap success in what’s known as the “greatest flat race in the world.”
Winning Post visits Louisville for "The most exciting two minutes in Sport". Worth $2 million, the Kentucky Derby is America's oldest major sporting event and takes place at Churchill Downs every year on the first Saturday in May.
The United Kingdom may have Royal Ascot, and the United States the Kentucky Derby, but on this episode of Winning Post, we visit Uruguay, where the Ramirez Prize is the highlight of the racing calendar.