4 Best Horse Racing Events in the UK
Written by CRM
Monday, 10 February 2020 03:15

Horse racing is hugely popular in the United Kingdom. The country can boast of Cheltenham Festival and Grand National which are popular in the whole world with so many fans availing Bet365 Cheltenham offers for 2020 and enjoying these events.   

 


Grand National

 

The Grand National, which is held every year at Aintree Racecourse in April, is arguably the most famous racing event in the UK. A great majority of British people tune in to watch this event every year, including even housewives and young children who may not have any interest in horse racing generally. It is also regarded as the most famous jumps horse race in the world.

The inaugural race was run in 1839 with Lottery becoming its first winner. The race is very challenging and difficult for its competitors who have to cover a distance of about 4 miles & 2 1/2 furlongs and jump 30 fences over two laps.

Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Festival features many great races but the Cheltenham Gold Cup is its most prestigious race. To win this race, horses have to tackle the 22 fences and cover a grueling distance of 3m 2 1/2 f.

Only the very best competitors can expect to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup which is a real test of stamina, speed, and jumping skills. Golden Miller, Arkle, Best Mate, and Kauto Star are regarded as some of the most famous horses of this race. All these great horses have won the Gold Cup more than once with Golden Miller the only one to claim this race for an incredible five times.

King George VI Chase

King George VI Chase is one of the most prestigious races in Great Britain. This race first started in 1937 and was named after King George who was the monarch at that time.

It is run every year at Kempton Park on Boxing Day and requires competitors to cover a distance of about 3 miles. Desert Orchid and Kauto Star are the notable winners of this race.

Queen Mother Champion Chase

This race was given its name as a tribute to the Queen Mother and her support of racing. The competing horses have to jump thirteen fences and cover a distance of about 2 miles. Moscow Flyer and Sprinter Sacre are some of its most famous winners.