Horse races are activities you can do in The Witcher 3. There are 11 opponents you can race, and winning nets you crowns, experience, and fancy horse equipment.
If you beat all of them, you’ll unlock the Fast And Furiousachievement. In this guide, we’re going to show you the locations of all the Witcher 3 horse races, as well as the rewards you’ll get for winning.
You’ll find the first three opponents in Crow’s Perch. Just go to the crossroads outside the western side of town and talk to Radko – he’ll sign you up, and you’ll get to choose who to race first. All three take place on the same track – from there to Blackbough and back.
Racing Saddle (+40 horse stamina)
Saddlebags (+30 inventory weight)
Horse Blinders (+20 horse fear level)
Vegelbud Residence Horse Races
After you’re finished with Crow’s Perch, you can head north-east to Vegelbud Residence, east of Novigrad. You’ll have to finish the main quest Get Junior for these races to unlock. Talk to the race master up on the bleachers, and he’ll let you take part in the Erasmus Vegelbud Derby. You’ll have to pay 100 crowns for entry into each race.
Superior Racing Saddle (+50 horse stamina)
Rugged Saddlebags (+70 inventory weight)
Superior Cavalry Saddle (+70 horse stamina)
Novigrad Horse Race
After you’ve won the derby, you’ll get a letter from Carlo Varese. Read it, then go to Carlo’s place near Heirarch Square in Novigrad. You’ll get the chance to ride a single race with a couple of opponents. If you win, you’ll get the Racing Horse Blinders (+40 horse fear level).
Skellige Horse Races
The last batch of horse races is held in several places across the Skellige Isles. When you win the first three, you’ll be able to race the current champion.