Horse racing has been an indispensable part of British culture for centuries now. No wonder why so many horse racing events and racecourses got established over the rich and long history course. Approximately 10,000 races are being held in the UK over the year, and the pandemic has not really changed that number this year – every single day we passionately check the results of horse races taking place.
Our team has decided to share a list of upcoming events with you, so it’s easier to follow the industry and be prepared for the punting opportunities together with Beth! She’ll be giving punting signals for each of the below mentioned meetings, so we advise you to create an account and check-in every single day to maximise results.
Till the end of 2021 we still have Major Horse Racing Events to enjoy that include:
The Sprint Cup Celebration
The Sprint Cup Celebration is taking place at one of the most delightful courses in Britain – Haydock Park. It also includes the final top-level sprint race of the year and thus proves to bring intense challenges for jockeys and their horses while the spectators enjoy the thrill and emotions of the big day. Moreover, Haydock racecourse appeals to horse racing enthusiasts because of its accessible location midway between Manchester and Liverpool.
Dates: 2-4th September
Highlights: Flat Raceday, Afternoon Racing, Betfair Sprint Cup Day
Location: Haydock Park
Tickets: from £12 on The Jockeys Club
St Leger Festival
Cazoo ST Leger Festival is one of the top highlights of the flat season, too. And for a good reason! During the Leger Legends Day horse racing fans will enjoy the Charity Race ex-professional jockeys riding yet again on a straight mile. The Best Dressed competition attracts fashion fans and anyone who appreciates beauty in general. Last 2 days of the festival brings the Doncaster Cup and the Cazoo St Leger Day – two flagship racing days enthusiasts enjoy every year. Read more on the official Doncaster Racecourse page for the Festival.
Dates: 11th September
Location: Doncaster racecourse
Highlights: Leger Legends Day, Charity Race, Ladies Day, Doncaster Cup, Cazoo ST Leger Day
Longines Irish Champions Weekend
The highlights of the opening day at Leopardstown include the Irish Champion Stakes and the Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matron Stakes – both well ranked by the worldwide horse racing community. Day one features top-notch flat racing, lots of excitement for racecourse visitors and big opportunities for horse betting enthusiasts. Day 2 is being held at the renovated Curragh Racecourse that is home to all five Irish Classic races featuring Moyglare Stud Stakes, the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes and the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes.
Dates: 11-12th September
Location: Leopardstown & The Curragh
Highlights: The Irish Champion Stakes, Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matron Stakes, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes
Ayr Gold Cup Meeting
As the official page suggests, the Opening day of the Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Festival is one not to be missed… Top rated horses from leading stables all compete to win one of the oldest and prestigious trophies at Ayr – the Virgin Bet Kilkerran Cup. Expect stylish appearances and hours of entertainment even after the races during Day 2 – a good chance to prepare for the last Festival Day – Gold Cup Saturday. The Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup, the Virgin Bet Firth Of Clyde Stakes which is Scotland’s only Group race, the Virgin Bet Doonside Cup, Listed Race and the Virgin Bet Ayr Silver Cup are all run on this day, so be sure to have it on your calendar even if you’re not attending – you should definitely watch the streams from Day 3!
Dates: 16-18th September
Highlights: Opening Thursday, Ladies Friday, Gold Cup Saturday
Tickets: from £18
Location: Ayr Racecourse
The Cambridgeshire Meeting is one of the highlights of The Newmarket Gold Season. Each of the 3 days consists of 7 races which gives us punters quite a room for placing bets. Beth is going to love this one.
Dates: 23-25th September
Location: Newmarket Racecourse
Highlights: Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes, The Joel Stakes, The Godolphin Stakes, Juddmonte Day
Tickets: from £20
Dubai Future Champions
As TheJockeyClub suggests – Dubai Future Champions Festival is the Jewel and the last festival of the Gold Season at Newmarket. Every year Dubai Future Champions event gives a chance to the most promising young horses to showcase their strengths and earn the respect of horse racing fans.
Dates: 8-9th October
Location: Newmarket racecourse
Highlights: Dubai Future Champions Festival Friday, bet365 Fillies’ Mile & Old Rowley Cup, Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, Dubai Future Champions Saturday
Tickets: from £20.00
QIPCO British Champions Day
QIPCO British Champions Day is world-class sporting action and definitely a day to look forward to in the British horseracing calendar. The money prize of £4 million surely amplifies the atmosphere on the racecourse, and thus visitors always anticipate lots of excitement and thrill out of this day. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the best-in-class racing during 16th October – save a day to your calendar to get the earliest prices from Beth.
Date: 16th October
Location: Ascot Racecourse
Highlights: Long Distance Cup, Sprint Stakes, Fillies & Mares Stakes, The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, The QIPCO Champion Stakes
Tickets: from £35
The November Meeting at Cheltenham
The November Meeting promises a spectacular time with superb racing and magnificent facilities of the Cheltenham Racecourse. The Countryside Day opens the festival and packs six top-class Jump races. The November Meeting Saturday is now known as Paddy Power Day and features 7 incredible races including the Paddy Power Gold Cup, and is followed by the entertaining evening with The Chip Shop Boys.
Dates: 12-14 November
Location: Cheltenham Racecourse
Highlights: Countryside Day featuring The Mucking Brilliant PP Handicap Chase, Paddy Power Day featuring The PP Gold Cup Chase, Family Fun Day featuring The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle
Tickets: from £9
The Tingle Creek Christmas Festival
Yet another highlight of the British Jump racing events is the annual two-day Betfair Tingle Creek Christmas Festival held at the Sandown Park on the first Friday and Saturday of December. Curiously for regular punters, The Tingle Creek often tips out jockeys and horses to follow during next season.
Dates: 3-4 December
Location: Sandown Park
Highlights: Opening Day, Betfair Tingle Creek Chase, Grade Two Winter Novices’ Hurdle