Calendar

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Cheltenham Festival + Gold Cup @ Cheltenham Racecourse
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day
Cheltenham Festival + Gold Cup @ Cheltenham Racecourse | Prestbury | England | United Kingdom

The Festival 14-17 March 2017

Cheltenham Festival ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of National Hunt Jump Racing

The Cheltenham Festival delivers an unbelievable occasion each Spring as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours. Few sporting occasions offer more excitement than the Cheltenham Festival Jump Racing extravaganza that takes place in March each year.  Nothing in racing compares to the collective rush of adrenaline and the roar of the crowd at the start of the first race of each Cheltenham Festival. Spread out over 4 action-packed days of superb racing, with a feature Championship race scheduled as race 4 on each day’s racecard, each of the 4 Cheltenham Festival days delivers its own unique atmosphere and excitement – not least Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Vist our Dedicated Cheltenham Festival Details Page

 

Apr
6
Fri
2018
Aintree Grand National Festival @ Aintree Racecourse
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
Aintree Grand National Festival @ Aintree Racecourse | England | United Kingdom

Aintree Grand National Festival

The Grand National at Aintree is the biggest most exciting day in UK Racing and the best known of all National Hunt jump-racing festivals when the whole world stops to watch! A British sporting institution, the marathon Aintree Grand National headlines 3 days of jump racing at the Aintree Grand National Festival near Liverpool in April every year, culminating with a 40-runner steeplechase that is by far the single biggest race on the Jump Racing calendar and the UK’s biggest betting event.

View Our Dedicated Aintree Grand National Festival Page
Apr
16
Mon
2018
Fairyhouse: Irish Grand National Easter Festival @ Fairyhouse Racecourse
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
Fairyhouse: Irish Grand National Easter Festival @ Fairyhouse Racecourse | Ratoath | County Meath | Ireland

The Fairyhouse Easter Festival + Irish Grand National

One of the most anticipated dates on the Irish Racing calendar is the Fairyhouse Easter Festival, featuring the Irish Grandd National on Day 2 of this 3-day Festival. Running in 2017 from Sunday April 16th to Tuesday April 18th, the Festival has been the scene of some memorable occasions over the years such as AP McCoys last ever ride on Irish soil and the victory of Rogue Angel for trainer Mouse Morris in 2016. An electric atmosphere is enjoyed on all 3 days and the tradition of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival is an experience not to be missed.

Apr
18
Wed
2018
Newmarket: The Craven @ Newmarket Racecourse
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day
Newmarket: The Craven @ Newmarket Racecourse | England | United Kingdom

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 is the Listed bet365 Feilden Stakes, often regarded by local trainers as an opportunity to get an early run into some of their better quality 3 year-olds, that may have Classic potential.

The feature races on day two, 19th April, are The Earl of Sefton Stakes and The European Free Handicap. The bet365 Earl of Sefton Stakes, is a one mile, one furlong Group 3 race, for thoroughbreds aged 4 years-old and over. The bet365 European Free Handicap is a Listed race for 3 year-old horses and is another potential European Classic trial. The handicap is based on the European Thoroughbred Rankings; an assessment of the previous season’s 2 year-olds.

Day 3 on 20th April, features the bet365 Craven Stakes. Run over one mile, this Group 3 contest is for three-year-old colts and geldings and is considered one of the key QIPCO 2,000 Guineas trials due to it being run over the same course and distance as the first Classic race of the year. In recent years, the Craven Stakes has been won by many emerging Flat racing stars including Toormore and Toronado.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Ayr: Scottish Grand National @ Ayr Racecourse
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

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 it was a break to Barcelona. The feature race is the Class 1 Listed race – the Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase with £45,000 in prize-money which is sure to attract some top horses from leading stables.

Saturday sees the richest race in Scottish jumps racing – the £215,000 Coral Scottish Grand National which features up to 30 runners negotiating 27 fences over the four mile course and as the race reaches its climax the huge crowd cheer on their favourites and the noise builds to a crescendo. Other principal races on the day include the £105,000 QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle, a Class 1 Grade 2 contest, the Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices’ Chase and the Scotty Brand Handicap Chase, a Listed Race.

Ayr is Scotland’s premier and only Grade One racecourse, situated near the superb Ayrshire coastline, famous for its championship golf courses and as the birthplace of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns. Staging racing all year round, Ayr hosts Scotland’s richest and most prestigious Jump race, the Coral Scottish Grand National in April and the highly competitive William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on the Flat in September.

Jun
2
Sat
2018
Epsom Downs: The Derby @ Epsom Downs Racecourse
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day
Epsom Downs: The Derby @ Epsom Downs Racecourse  | Epsom Downs | England | United Kingdom

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 sophistication, set alongside some exhilarating racing.

Epsom Downs is a premier Grade 1 racecourse owned by the Jockey Club situated on the North Downs at Epsom in Surrey.  With a crowd capacity of 130,000 racegoers, Epsom Downs is famous for thoroughbred flat horse racing, and in particular for hosting the prestigious Derby and Oaks each year in June, with the former popularly known as the richest flat race in Britain.

A traditional ‘downs’ course, Epsom Racecourse hosts 11 top-class flat racing fixtures over the summer from the start of June to the end of September. The racecourse has immense historical importance, with the first race being held here way back in 1661. The course has enjoyed a long association with the British Royal Family, with the Queen attending the Epsom Derby most years.

The Investec Derby Festival run over 2 days in early June is one of the the greatest British Summer flat racing celebrations, the highlights being the Oaks and the Coronation Cup on Day 1 – Ladies Day, and the centrepiece of the festival, The Derby on Day 2.

Jun
20
Wed
2018
Ascot: Royal Ascot Week @ Ascot Racecourse
Jun 20 – Jun 24 all-day
Ascot: Royal Ascot Week @ Ascot Racecourse | England | United Kingdom

Royal Ascot has it all! Not to be outdone for pageantry, fashion & style + top-class racing, there’s nowhere does it quite so well as Ascot Racecourse during Royal Ascot week. Royal Ascot is horse racing’s most prestigious Flat Race meeting, attracting some of the best horses & jockeys from around the world and is famous for its place in the Summer racing and social calendar.

Each day of the 5-Day Royal Ascot race meeting contains at least one feature race, with no fewer than 17 Group Races, 3 of which Group 1 Ascot races kick-start the opening day. Home to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes named after HM Queen Elizabeth II, Ascot Racecourse continually boosts the Royal Ascot race week prize fund. Designed to attract the top race horses from around the world, Royal Ascot prize money now stands at a record $7.5 million.

The Queen loves to go racing and never misses Royal Ascot! As a world-famous racing fixture Royal Ascot also attracts a “who’s who” list of royal and celebrity guests. Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Ascot is the world’s most famous racecourse and stages top quality Flat and Jump racing throughout the year.

Visit our Ascot Racecourse Page
Mar
14
Thu
2019
Cheltenham Festival + Gold Cup @ Cheltenham Racecourse
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day
Cheltenham Festival + Gold Cup @ Cheltenham Racecourse | Prestbury | England | United Kingdom

The Festival 14-17 March 2017

Cheltenham Festival ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of National Hunt Jump Racing

The Cheltenham Festival delivers an unbelievable occasion each Spring as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours. Few sporting occasions offer more excitement than the Cheltenham Festival Jump Racing extravaganza that takes place in March each year.  Nothing in racing compares to the collective rush of adrenaline and the roar of the crowd at the start of the first race of each Cheltenham Festival. Spread out over 4 action-packed days of superb racing, with a feature Championship race scheduled as race 4 on each day’s racecard, each of the 4 Cheltenham Festival days delivers its own unique atmosphere and excitement – not least Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Vist our Dedicated Cheltenham Festival Details Page

 

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Aintree Grand National Festival @ Aintree Racecourse
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
Aintree Grand National Festival @ Aintree Racecourse | England | United Kingdom

Aintree Grand National Festival

The Grand National at Aintree is the biggest most exciting day in UK Racing and the best known of all National Hunt jump-racing festivals when the whole world stops to watch! A British sporting institution, the marathon Aintree Grand National headlines 3 days of jump racing at the Aintree Grand National Festival near Liverpool in April every year, culminating with a 40-runner steeplechase that is by far the single biggest race on the Jump Racing calendar and the UK’s biggest betting event.

View Our Dedicated Aintree Grand National Festival Page
Apr
16
Tue
2019
Fairyhouse: Irish Grand National Easter Festival @ Fairyhouse Racecourse
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
Fairyhouse: Irish Grand National Easter Festival @ Fairyhouse Racecourse | Ratoath | County Meath | Ireland

The Fairyhouse Easter Festival + Irish Grand National

One of the most anticipated dates on the Irish Racing calendar is the Fairyhouse Easter Festival, featuring the Irish Grandd National on Day 2 of this 3-day Festival. Running in 2017 from Sunday April 16th to Tuesday April 18th, the Festival has been the scene of some memorable occasions over the years such as AP McCoys last ever ride on Irish soil and the victory of Rogue Angel for trainer Mouse Morris in 2016. An electric atmosphere is enjoyed on all 3 days and the tradition of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival is an experience not to be missed.

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