Horse Racing Betting Events

Our teams have searched high and low to both list, and review, all the biggest horse racing events in the UK & the Rest of the World.

So, if you’re a keen horse racing fan and are looking to plan a trip to experience the best that British horse racing has to offer (anything from Royal Ascot to the Grand National) or you are planning a holiday and a trip somewhere further afield, then our UK racecourse guides, Irish racecourse guides and overall website will give you all the info that you need to make your trip a success.

Sit back, relax and find out more about the top horse events in Britain, Ireland and the Rest of The World. We hope you enjoy it!

What is in The Horse Racing Event Guides?

Find out more about these top events – the history, previous winners, top trainers, stats and more before either watching them or placing a bet.

Well, you can check out the individual reviews by simply following the links, where our experienced horse teams have looked at all the major events from The Grand National to The Cheltenham Gold Cup, King George to The Derby, The Oaks to The Guineas, St Leger and more.

As well as these top British races we have also checked out the top international horse’s races such as the Durban July Handicap, Dubai World Cup, Breeders Cup and Melbourne Cup – basically any major horse race that you can think of!

Our website also features comprehensive racecourse guides for horse racing in the UK, with guides ranging from Catterick to Haydock Park, Sandown Park to Cheltenham and beyond. In these we look at the top races, the fixtures and bespoke calendar, travel info and even the weather. No stone has been left unturned!

Flat Horse Racing Events

The UK flat season starts at Doncaster in March with the Lincoln and the British season ends there in early November – in between that the UK boasts an impressive packed racing calendar with racing in every part of the country. There are a range of highlights throughout the year, from the well-known classics to the Royal Ascot, the May Festival at Chester to Glorious Goodwood, The Ebor to Champions Day and many, many more in between. It is also fair to say that all racecourses offer great days racing and have their own personal highlights, away from those directly in the spotlight of the media, so be sure to check these out. There are some hidden gems out there.

All of the horse racing courses in the UK are welcoming and friendly, so if you are looking for a fantastic summer day out with friends and family there is sure to be a fixture to suit you.

Our teams have identified the following as the major UK horse races within a season – although it was tough to narrow it down:

  1. 1000 Guineas
  2. 2000 Guineas
  3. The Derby
  4. The Oaks
  5. The Leger
  6. The Ascot Gold Cup
  7. Haydock Park Sprint Cup
  8. The Racing Post Trophy

Whilst our favourite flat festivals in the calendar were:

  • Royal Ascot
  • Glorious Goodwood

National Hunt Horse Racing in the UK

Throughout the winter months, flat racing takes a break (apart from all-weather racing) and jumps or national hunt racing takes centre stage.

The major races throughout the season being:

  1. The Cheltenham Gold Cup
  2. The King George at Kempton Park
  3. The Grand National

Standard Horse Race Fixtures

A standard yearly horse racing calendar, most Saturday meetings, racing takes place

The Major UK Horse Racing Festivals and Events

The UK racing calendar is packed with highlights and top picks happening every few weeks.

  • The Cheltenham Festival
  • Royal Ascot
  • The Grand National
  • Glorious Goodwood
  • Newmarket Guineas Stakes Festival
  • Epsom Derby and Oaks
  • King George Boxing Day meeting

Major International Horse Racing Festivals

The biggest world horse racing events are:

  • Dubai World Cup
  • Breeders Cup
  • Kentucky Derby

What are the 4 major horse races in British Horse Racing?

If not picking out the classics, per say, the major ones are probably”

What is the biggest horse racing event?

A difficult question, but the biggest and most-watched is definitely The Grand National.

What are the 5 Classic horse races?

The classics are:

  • 1000 Guineas
  • 2000 Guineas
  • The Oaks
  • The Derby
  • The St Leger

What is Our Favourite Racecourse or Horse raceway?

we like many here and each British racecourse has their own charm,

What are Our Favourite Horse Racing Events?

Haydock Park is our local track, Royal Ascot, King George, Grand National, Cheltenham

Summary of Horse Racing Events

The worldwide racing calendar is packed and varied from country to country

We have searched high and low to list all the Biggest Horse Races Events in the UK & the Rest of the World.