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The Ultimate Events Guide for the Horse Racing Season

July 22, 2020
Epsom Derby

Throughout the year the sporting calendar is not short of horse racing events, lucky for us fans we have plenty of opportunities to watch the races and get in on the action with a few bets, but as we know, there is nothing quite like watching first hand. Hearing the crowds go crazy for each and every runner and the stands shake from the atmosphere, but for those of you who aren’t as racing savvy but are looking to attend the races, here are the ultimate events guide for the horse racing season, full of UK races that you won’t regret going to… that’s a promise.

The Grand National

Without a doubt, the Grand National is one of the most famous horse races in the world and also one of the most viewed sporting events, with an average of 600 million viewers across the globe, broadcast in 140 countries.

Nicknames the world greatest steeplechase, the Grand National has been running ever since 1839, stunning fans and racegoers with countless amazing events. In recent years the popularity of the event has grown even more as the track itself was made even more difficult for the runners, making for more thrill in the stands, as well as in betting which can be made easier with UK betting tips. The track now stretches 4 and a half miles with 30 fences to clear across the two laps.

Royal Ascot

Beloved not just for its great display of horse racing talent, but for its one-of-a-kind pageantry, including strict dress codes and drinking rules to ensure the decorum of the event year in and year out, Royal Ascot is truly an unmissable day-out.

Ascot is a popular choice for even the least interested of attendees as the atmosphere is second to none, as well as offering up the chance to spot a few famous faces in the crowds along with a good chance of spotting a member of the royal family as the event has been closely linked to royalty ever since being opened in 1711 by Queen Ann herself.

Cheltenham Festival

Class and sophistication is a big part of racing events, but Cheltenham Festival has its own spin on this. As well as the fancy dress code and the beauty of the horse races, the event is very uh know for its atmosphere, referred to as the ‘Cheltenham roar’ which is used to describe the tremendous amount of noise made by fans as the flag rises to mark the first races. This atmosphere makes the races popular with younger fans and gives a modern and fresh spin on such a classic and traditional sport.

The Epsom Derby

The best flat race in the world. The greatest turf race across the globe. The Epsom Derby is a very popular race and has been since its inauguration back in the 1780s, nowadays is held on the first Saturday in June and sees racegoers flood to Epsom Downs to get in on the action and witness the beautiful races.