MAJOR HORSE RACING FESTIVALS

Plan Your Next Trip To The Races

Racing fixtures take place year-round with hundreds of horse racing meetings on the UK and Irish racing fixtures calendar each year. Hardly a day goes by without a horse race fixture occurring somewhere, with Flat racing taking place during the summer months and National Hunt Jump Racing during the Winter months. Our 12 Month Racing Fixtures List focuses on the top 30+ British and Irish major racing festivals. We provide details on each festival and racecourse + local services and places to stay near the racecourse, so you can plan your next trip to the races from the comfort of home. We also produce RACING FESTIVAL PREVIEWS for those racing festivals we consider simply ‘unmissable’, such as the Grand National, Cheltenham, the Derby and Royal Ascot…

MAJOR RACING FIXTURES MONTH BY MONTH

Flat / Jump Month No. Days Event Name Racecourse
Jump March 4 Cheltenham Festival Cheltenham
Flat Easter 1 All-weather Champ Finals Lingfield Park
Jump Easter 3 Irish Grand National Fairyhouse
Jump April 3 Aintree Grand National Aintree
Flat April 2 Craven Meeting Newmarket
Jump April 2 Scottish Grand National Ayr
Mix April 2 Bet365 Jump Finale Sandown Park
Jump Apr/May 5 Spring Festival Punchestown
Flat May 2 QIPCO Guineas Final Newmarket
Flat May 3 Boodles May Festival Chester
Flat May 3 Dante Festival York
Flat May 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes Newbury
Flat May 1 Temple Stakes Day Haydock Park
Flat June 2 Epsom Derby Epsom Down
Flat June 3 Curragh Irish National The Curragh
Flat June 5 Royal Ascot Ascot
Flat June 3 Northumberland Plate Newcastle
Flat July 2 Coral Eclipse Sandown Pk
Flat July 3 July Festival Newmarket
Mix July 4 Killarney July Festival Killarney
Flat July 2 King George Weekend Ascot
Jump Jul/Aug 7 Galway Summer Festival Galway
Flat Jul/Aug 5 Glorious Goodwood Goodwood
Flat August 4 Ebor Festival York
Flat Sept 3 Betfred Sprint Cup Festival Haydock Park
Mix Sept 7 Listowel Harvest Festival Listowel
Flat Sept 4 St Leger Festival Doncaster
Flat Sept 3 Ayr Gold Cup Meeting Ayr
Flat Sept 3 Cambridgeshire Meeting Newmarket
Flat Oct 1 Future Champions Day Newmarket
Flat Oct 1 British Champions Day Ascot
Flat Oct 2 Racing Post Trophy Doncaster
Jump Nov 3 The Open Cheltenham
Jump Nov 3 Bet365 Hennessy Festival Newbury
Jump Dec 2 Tingle Creek Xmas Festival Sandown Park
Jump Dec 2 Winter Festival Kempton Park
Jump Dec 1 Welsh Grand National Chepstow

UPCOMING MAJOR HORSE RACING FESTIVALS

Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day
12:00 am
The 3-Day Irish Derby Festival runs from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017 at The Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, Ireland. The Ultimate Summer Festival – this year will be limited capacity of 6000 people for each race day due to the Curragh Racecourse development project. Early p,urcahse of tickets is therefore recommended. The Irish Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race[...]
The Curragh Racecourse
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
12:00 am
2016 sees the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup Steeplecase on Day 2 of the bet365 Hennessy Festival (25+26 November 2016) at Newbury Racecourse. As the flagship race of the Hennessy Festival, the Hennessy Gold Cup attracts some of the country’s top jump race horses to battle it out on the Newbury turf each year in late November or[...]
Newbury Racecourse
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

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