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UPCOMING MAJOR HORSE RACING FESTIVALS

Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day
12:00 am
The bet365 Craven Meeting at Newmarket’s historic Rowley Mile in April, heralds the start of the Flat racing season and is seen by many as a key fixture for those with aspirations to run in the first two Classic races of the year, the QIPCO 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas. Kicking off on Tuesday 18th April, one the the day’s highlights[...]
Newmarket Racecourse
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
12:00 am
Scotland’s biggest, richest and most prestigious jumps fixture the Coral Scottish Grand National takes place on Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22. With 15 races and more than £600,000 in prize-money over the two days this is jumps racing at its very best. Friday is Ladies Day when one lucky lady will win a star prize – last year[...]
Ayr Racecourse
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day
12:00 am
Epsom Downs offers a summer season of great afternoon and evening Flat racing from April to October and is home to Flat racing’s ‘Blue Riband’ event, the Investec Derby, the most famous of Britain’s 5 Classic races as well as the Investec Oaks for the fillies. This historic race dates back to 1780 and represents the culmination of style and[...]
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EPSOM DOWNS - THE DERBY - 3rd JUNE 2017

The Derby: The ‘Blue Riband’ of British Flat Racing. Taking place at Epsom Downs Racecourse, with prize money standing at f £1.325m, The Derby has one of the biggest prize funds in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory brings. As the most famous of Britain’s 5 classic races,  The Derby is the one race that everyone wants to win and boasts an unrivalled roll of honour, from legendary names such as Seabird, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Shergar and Galileo. This historic race dates back to 1780 and represents the culmination of style and sophistication, set alongside some exhilarating racing. In addition to The Derby, the other big race on this prestigious day in flat racing, is The Oaks, for the fillies, which predates even The Derby.

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