Most of the spots on Forbes' inaugural list of the sporting events with the biggest prizes are occupied by soccer tournaments. The only sports to come close is horse racing, but soccer dominates the big money, taking the top three spots on the list. To construct the list of the highest-paying sporting events in the world, Forbes focused on the prize money paid out to the winner of either a single event or a tournament. They did not include an event's total prize money or any season-long competitions that do not end in a playoff tournament, like the English Premier League.
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