Best Horse Racing events in the UK
Written by CRM
Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:01

You do not need to be a seasoned bettor to attend a horse racing event in the UK. In fact, you do not even have to be a fan of horse racing. This is because these events feature so much more than just horse racing. You can enjoy the good food or the festive environment, or just go for the William Hill Ascot offers and greatly spice up the sporting experience.


1- Grand National

 

The Grand National has a long and prosperous history. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, and a huge number of people tune in to watch this race every year in April. For jockeys and trainers, it is one of the most challenging races as they are required to jump 30 fences and cover a distance of about 4 miles and 2½ furlongs.

This racing event brings together some of the finest racehorses to compete for the highest racing honors. Red Rum is the most famous racehorse in the history of the Grand National who claimed this race for three times.

Every year, a huge number of people visit Aintree Racecourse to experience the thrill and excitement of horse racing. If you are planning to do the same next year, it is always advisable to book the places early.

2- Cheltenham Festival

Almost every horse racing fan in the UK is familiar with the name Cheltenham Festival. This popular event offers some of the best races in Britain. Every year, over 260,000 people turn to the Prestbury Park to attend this event. You will not find a better festive environment than at the Cheltenham Racecourse in March every year.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is its most prestigious race while other races like the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle are also very popular in the United Kingdom.

3- Royal Ascot

You cannot remain unimpressed after witnessing the brilliance and magnificence of the Royal Ascot. You will love this event both for its racing and all the fun activities it offers. The Royalty and all the big celebrities also come to attend this race.

The Royal Ascot has the distinction of being one of the oldest events in the world. The Ascot Racecourse was established in 1711 by Queen Anne who also started a race called Her Majesty’s Plate.  
4- Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby, also known as the Derby, is run at Epsom Downs Racecourse every year in June. It has the distinction of being the richest horse race of Britain.

This racing event offers everything from huge prizes to good music to countless bars. It also has a large worldwide television audience.