Boxing Day Racing

Boxing Day is the biggest calendar day for Horse Racing in 2022.

With 8 horse racing meetings on the same day the horse racing television channels like Racing TV, ITV Racing and Sky Sports Racing struggle to show all races live.

The headline boxing day meeting is the 2022 Kempton Winter Festival boasting 6 superb races of National Hunt Jump Racing held at Kempton Park Racecourse.

In our Boxing Day guide, we provide all the latest betting tips, free bet information and odds for the horse racing events on the 26th December 2022.

Boxing Day Horse Racing Meetings

Here are all the boxing day horse racing meetings.

Date Weekday Course Type
26/12/2022 Monday Wolverhampton Afternoon – Flat – AWT
26/12/2022 Monday Fontwell Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
26/12/2022 Monday Huntingdon Afternoon – Jump – Turf
26/12/2022 Monday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
26/12/2022 Monday Market Rasen Afternoon – Jump – Turf
26/12/2022 Monday Sedgefield Afternoon – Jump – Turf
26/12/2022 Monday Wetherby Afternoon – Jump – Turf
26/12/2022 Monday Wincanton Afternoon – Jump – Turf

Check out the full list of UK horse racing fixtures to see if there are any other race meetings around Christmas time that takes your fancy.

Kempton Park

The first day of the Kempton Park Winter Festival – one of the most popular National Hunt racing festivals of the year – is on Boxing Day and called the King George VI Chase Day.

The horse racing events on the 26th December 2022 boast many meetings with Kempton Park being the most popular.

The iconic races on Boxing Day include:

Huntingdon Racecourse

Every year on Boxing Day, Huntingdon Racecourse in Cambridgeshire, UK, hosts the entertaining and exciting jump (National Hunt) racing meeting known as Boxing Day at the Races for thoroughbred horses.

Racegoers can enjoy a day of exciting racing action with off-track entertainment at what is frequently the most popular meeting of the year, drawing large crowds.

Listed below is the schedule for Boxing Day at Huntingdon Racecourse:

  • 11:43 – Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle (3m 1f)
  • 12:18 – Novices Hurdle (2m 3f)
  • 12:53 – Handicap Chase (2m 7f)
  • 13:28 – Handicap Hurdle (2m 4f)
  • 14:03 – Handicap Chase (2m 4f)
  • 14:38 – Handicap Chase (2m 4f)
  • 15:13 – National Hunt Flat Race (2m)

Wetherby Racecourse

A seven-race card will be run on Monday, December 26, with the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase serving as the featured event.

The first race is scheduled for 11.52 am, followed by the last race at 3.20 pm, with the gates opening at 10 am.

Wetherby Racecourse is one of only two Racecourses in the North of England to Race on Boxing Day 2022.

The 26th December horse racing meeting at Wetherby Racecourse is a really busy day so it is advised that you get there early to avoid traffic and complimentary mulled wine and mince pies will keep the early birds warm.


In the UK, there are a number of boxing day horse racing events, and Wolverhampton is well known for its holiday racing.

Why not spend this wonderful bank holiday with Wolverhampton Racecourse? Thanks to their floodlit, all-weather track and a number of cosy hospitality choices.

Fontwell Park

Boxing Day Racing at Fontwell offers a fantastic atmosphere, lots of family entertainment, and 7 thrilling horse races.

The second-most prestigious race in England, The King George VI Chase, is shown on the large screen for everyone to witness, maintaining energy and enthusiasm throughout the day.

Market Rasen

Families from all across Lincolnshire and beyond have made going to Market Rasen Racecourse on Boxing Day after Christmas a tradition in order to get out of the house and spend an exciting holiday day together.

Enjoy 7 thrilling jump competitions, including the famous three-and-a-half-mile Lincolnshire National. Serving as the equivalent of Aintree’s legendary Grand National in Market Rasen.


Families have gone to Sedgefield Racecourse in search of Boxing Day activities ever since the 1920s.

It is a fantastic choice for families seeking a cheap day out because of the combination of fresh country air, thrilling races, and free admittance for those under 18.


On Boxing Day, there is no better place to be than Wincanton Racecourse in Somerset. The most favoured event at Wincanton Racecourse, without a doubt!

Visit Wincanton Racecourse on Monday, December 26 for a festive day at the races and to continue the holiday celebrations with your family and friends!

Boxing Day Racing Free Bets

Xmas is a great time for free bets and betting offers from some of the best horse racing betting brands online.

Check out our guide to the biggest horse racing free bets on offers in December 2022.

Many bookmakers are offering some great betting offers like:

If you are an existing punter and looking for great promotions for existing customers here are some of the top-rated betting sites offering amazing daily promotions:

Boxing Day’s Tips

After an expensive Christmas punters are looking to find those boxing day NAPs on the horse racing.

With one of the most thrilling days of the Racing calendar, the horse racing tipsters have plenty of choice with 9 horse racing fixtures.

The Boxing Day tips are:

  • Allaho to win the King George VI Chase

Popular Questions

How many horse racing meetings is there on 26th December 2022?

There are 8 horse racing meetings on Boxing Day 2022.

The horse racing meetings on 26th December 2022 are:

  • Kempton Park
  • Huntingdon Racecourse
  • Wetherby Racecourse
  • Wolverhampton
  • Fontwell Park
  • Market Rasen
  • Sedgefield
  • Wincanton

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