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Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
Cheltenham Racecourse
12:00 am
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[...]
Fairyhouse Racecourse
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
Aintree Racecourse



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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