London Racecourses

If you are looking for which racecourses to visit whilst in London, we look at the best horse racing courses close to the capital. 

Some of these London racecourses are well-known worldwide, while others are smaller and more local.

Many of these famous British racecourses host some of the biggest horse racing festivals, and some are the most fashionable events in London’s sporting calendar.

Many people like to visit a horse racing fixture whilst on vacation in London.

If you are a regular racegoer who likes attending the race track, check out our guides to all UK horse racing venues or Irish racing venues.

Our London Racecourses guide explains all the leading racecourses in and around London and the M25.

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London Racecourses

London Horse Racing Tracks

Here is a list of all the horse racing tracks in London:

Kempton Park

Kempton Park racecourse is an impressive racecourse in Surrey, London.

Kempton Park is the nearest horse racing venue to Central London.

The Kempton Park offers flat racing and steeplechase (National Hunt) races throughout the year. Its most famous race on Boxing Day every year is King George Chase, which many greats have won over the years, including the famous grey Desert Orchid.

Kempton racecourse also boasts its train station, with direct rail connections from London Waterloo on the Shepperton branch line; this ease of travel is another great asset.

Kempton Park also skirts the A308 and the A316, with the latter very close to the M3 motorway.

Check out our comprehensive guide to Kempton Park Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Sandown Park

Sandown Park Racecourse is on the outer fringes of the capital in Esher, Surrey. It hosts top-quality jumps and flat meetings, its most iconic flat is the Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes, whilst one of many great jumps races include the brilliant and exciting 2-mile chase, The Tingle Creek.

Sandown Park is within the M25 London Orbital and is very close to Hampton Court Palace in southwest London.

Esher train station is only a ten-minute walk to the London racecourse, 25 minutes from London Waterloo.

For horse racing fans looking to travel by car, it is easily accessible via the A3 and the A309.

Check out our comprehensive guide to Sandown Park Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Epsom Downs

Epsom Downs Racecourse is in the heart of Surrey and was voted the best racecourse in London. It is stunning and well-known throughout the world.

Epsom Downs usually welcomes up to 130,000 spectators on the biggest race days, which include the Epsom Derby and Epsom Oaks.

Epsom train station is a little way out from the racecourse, but the venue operates a shuttle bus to and from the station for the biggest race days.

Check out our guide to Epsom Downs Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Ascot

Ascot is based in Berkshire – although not in the capital – it is certainly a must-visit if you fancy visiting an iconic racecourse and stables near London.

Ascot Racecourse is one of the most historic British racecourses in the world and attracts approximately 600,000 spectators annually.

Over 33% of the UK’s flat Group 1 races are staged at Ascot Racecourse.

Ascot is outside the M25 London Orbital, but it’s just as easy to visit by train, being on the South Western Railway line from London Waterloo, with connections taking 52 minutes on average.

For horse racing fans looking to travel by car, it is easily accessible via junction 6 of the M4.

Check out our comprehensive guide to Ascot Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Royal Windsor

The Royal Windsor Racecourse is another iconic horse racing track to visit near London.

Windsor Racecourse is situated on the banks of the picturesque River Thames.

Whether you are a first-time visitor to the capital or you’ve always fancied a day at the races with family or friends, if visiting Royal Windsor Racecourse, it should be paired with a trip to Windsor Castle.

The Windsor & Eton Riverside station offers direct rail links to London Waterloo, and a popular transportation route to the race track is via quintessential river taxis.

Check out our comprehensive guide to Royal Windsor Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Newbury

Newbury racecourse is a little further afield but is easily reachable from the capital with trains via Reading.

Newbury is a stunning racecourse that hosts top-quality flat and national hunt races yearly. Its turf has been graced in recent years by top racehorses, including the brilliant Frankel, winner of the Lockinge, as well as a memorable weight-carrying performance by Denman in the Coral Gold Cup.

Check out our full guide to Newbury Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Lingfield

A little further South of London, Lingfield racecourse hosts all-weather, turf and jumps racing.

Lingfield is a small and picturesque village worth a visit; it is easy to get to via car (and not far from Gatwick Airport) and has a train station.

Racing quality has improved over the years, hosting some key Derby and Oaks trials and the All-Weather Championships.

Check out our comprehensive guide to Lingfield Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Brighton

Although Brighton racecourse is not situated in Greater London, it is one of the most popular horse racing tracks near London and is popular with residents and holiday-makers.

For any tourists visiting London, it is only a short train ride away to Brighton, and it can be coupled with a visit to the very British Seaside town. Why not make a few days of it?

Check out our comprehensive guide to Brighton Racecourse for more information on tickets, fixtures and betting opportunities.

Horse Races Near London 2023

Here is the horse racing calendar for all horse racing events near London in 2023:

Date Weekday Course Type
2/1/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
4/1/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
6/1/2023 Friday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
7/1/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
7/1/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
7/1/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
11/1/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
11/1/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
13/1/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
14/1/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
14/1/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
17/1/2023 Tuesday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
18/1/2023 Wednesday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
19/1/2023 Thursday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
20/1/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
21/1/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
21/1/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
22/1/2023 Sunday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
23/1/2023 Monday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
25/1/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
27/1/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
28/1/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
28/1/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
1/2/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
3/2/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
4/2/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
4/2/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
4/2/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
8/2/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
10/2/2023 Friday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
11/2/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
11/2/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
14/2/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
15/2/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
16/2/2023 Thursday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
17/2/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
18/2/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
18/2/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
19/2/2023 Sunday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
20/2/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
22/2/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
24/2/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
25/2/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
25/2/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
1/3/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
1/3/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
3/3/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
3/3/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
4/3/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
4/3/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
7/3/2023 Tuesday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
8/3/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
8/3/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
10/3/2023 Friday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
11/3/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
15/3/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
18/3/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
24/3/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
25/3/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
25/3/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
27/3/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
29/3/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
29/3/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
31/3/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
1/4/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
2/4/2023 Sunday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
3/4/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
5/4/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
7/4/2023 Friday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
8/4/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
12/4/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
17/4/2023 Monday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
17/4/2023 Monday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
18/4/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
19/4/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
21/4/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
22/4/2023 Saturday Brighton Evening – Flat – Turf
22/4/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
24/4/2023 Monday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
24/4/2023 Monday Kempton Park Evening – Jump – Turf
25/4/2023 Tuesday Epsom Downs Afternoon – Flat – Turf
26/4/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – AWT
28/4/2023 Friday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
29/4/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
1/5/2023 Monday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
1/5/2023 Monday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
2/5/2023 Tuesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
3/5/2023 Wednesday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
3/5/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
3/5/2023 Wednesday Brighton Evening – Flat – Turf
4/5/2023 Thursday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – AWT
8/5/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
9/5/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
10/5/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
12/5/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
13/5/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
13/5/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
15/5/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
16/5/2023 Tuesday Sandown Park Evening – Flat – Turf
19/5/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
20/5/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
22/5/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
23/5/2023 Tuesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
24/5/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
25/5/2023 Thursday Sandown Park Evening – Flat – Turf
29/5/2023 Monday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
30/5/2023 Tuesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
30/5/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
1/6/2023 Thursday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
2/6/2023 Friday Epsom Downs Afternoon – Flat – Turf
3/6/2023 Saturday Epsom Downs Afternoon – Flat – Turf
3/6/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
5/6/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
6/6/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – AWT
7/6/2023 Wednesday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
7/6/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
9/6/2023 Friday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
10/6/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
12/6/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
12/6/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
13/6/2023 Tuesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
14/6/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
15/6/2023 Thursday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
16/6/2023 Friday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
17/6/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
19/6/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
19/6/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
20/6/2023 Tuesday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
20/6/2023 Tuesday Brighton Evening – Flat – Turf
21/6/2023 Wednesday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
22/6/2023 Thursday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
22/6/2023 Thursday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – AWT
23/6/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
24/6/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
24/6/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
26/6/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
27/6/2023 Tuesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
27/6/2023 Tuesday Newbury Evening – Flat – Turf
28/6/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
1/7/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
1/7/2023 Saturday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
2/7/2023 Sunday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
3/7/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
4/7/2023 Tuesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
5/7/2023 Wednesday Epsom Downs Evening – Flat – Turf
6/7/2023 Thursday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
6/7/2023 Thursday Newbury Evening – Flat – Turf
7/7/2023 Friday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
8/7/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
11/7/2023 Tuesday Brighton Evening – Flat – Turf
12/7/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
12/7/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
13/7/2023 Thursday Epsom Downs Evening – Flat – Turf
13/7/2023 Thursday Newbury Evening – Flat – Turf
14/7/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
15/7/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
17/7/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
18/7/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
20/7/2023 Thursday Epsom Downs Evening – Flat – Turf
21/7/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
22/7/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
24/7/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
26/7/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
26/7/2023 Wednesday Sandown Park Evening – Flat – Turf
27/7/2023 Thursday Newbury Evening – Flat – Turf
27/7/2023 Thursday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
28/7/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
29/7/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
29/7/2023 Saturday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
31/7/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
2/8/2023 Wednesday Sandown Park Evening – Flat – Turf
3/8/2023 Thursday Epsom Downs Evening – Flat – Turf
5/8/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
7/8/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
9/8/2023 Wednesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
9/8/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
10/8/2023 Thursday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
10/8/2023 Thursday Sandown Park Evening – Flat – Turf
11/8/2023 Friday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
12/8/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
12/8/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
13/8/2023 Sunday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
14/8/2023 Monday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
14/8/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
15/8/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
16/8/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
17/8/2023 Thursday Lingfield Park Evening – Flat – Turf
18/8/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
18/8/2023 Friday Epsom Downs Afternoon – Flat – Turf
19/8/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
21/8/2023 Monday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
21/8/2023 Monday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
23/8/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
26/8/2023 Saturday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
28/8/2023 Monday Epsom Downs Afternoon – Flat – Turf
29/8/2023 Tuesday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
30/8/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
30/8/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
2/9/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
3/9/2023 Sunday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
4/9/2023 Monday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
6/9/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
6/9/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
7/9/2023 Thursday Windsor Evening – Flat – Turf
8/9/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
8/9/2023 Friday Kempton Park Evening – Flat – AWT
9/9/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
9/9/2023 Saturday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
11/9/2023 Monday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
13/9/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
14/9/2023 Thursday Epsom Downs Afternoon – Flat – Turf
15/9/2023 Friday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
16/9/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
18/9/2023 Monday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
18/9/2023 Monday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
20/9/2023 Wednesday Sandown Park Afternoon – Flat – Turf
22/9/2023 Friday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
22/9/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
23/9/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
26/9/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
27/9/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
1/10/2023 Sunday Epsom Downs Afternoon – Flat – Turf
4/10/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
5/10/2023 Thursday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
6/10/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
7/10/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
9/10/2023 Monday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
10/10/2023 Tuesday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
11/10/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
16/10/2023 Monday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
16/10/2023 Monday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
18/10/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
19/10/2023 Thursday Brighton Afternoon – Flat – Turf
21/10/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Flat – Turf
22/10/2023 Sunday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
23/10/2023 Monday Windsor Afternoon – Flat – Turf
25/10/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
27/10/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
28/10/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Flat – Turf
1/11/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
1/11/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
2/11/2023 Thursday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
4/11/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
6/11/2023 Monday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
8/11/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
9/11/2023 Thursday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
12/11/2023 Sunday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
13/11/2023 Monday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
14/11/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
15/11/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
18/11/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
20/11/2023 Monday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
21/11/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
24/11/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
25/11/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
25/11/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
27/11/2023 Monday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
30/11/2023 Thursday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
1/12/2023 Friday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
2/12/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
5/12/2023 Tuesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
6/12/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
6/12/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
8/12/2023 Friday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
9/12/2023 Saturday Sandown Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
11/12/2023 Monday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
13/12/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
13/12/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
20/12/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Floodlit – Flat – AWT
20/12/2023 Wednesday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
20/12/2023 Wednesday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
22/12/2023 Friday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
23/12/2023 Saturday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT
23/12/2023 Saturday Ascot Afternoon – Jump – Turf
26/12/2023 Tuesday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
27/12/2023 Wednesday Kempton Park Afternoon – Jump – Turf
30/12/2023 Saturday Newbury Afternoon – Jump – Turf
31/12/2023 Sunday Lingfield Park Afternoon – Flat – AWT

Check out our guide for the full list of BHA horse racing fixtures throughout the UK.

Popular Questions

Is Horse Racing Popular in London?

Horse racing is very popular in London with many visitors to the capital wanting to attend a horse racing festival.

The popular horse racing meetings give viewers the chance to dress to impress and ladies’ day meetings are a great fashionable day out.

With hundreds of betting shops in London, it is a popular sport watched by Londoners.

 

Should racegoers bet before attending a London Racecourse?

Racegoers are able to wager bets at all of the horse racing venues near London.

If you are a punter who likes to place bets to maximise best odds guaranteed bonuses there are many London betting shops available to wager bets inside.

Here are some of the major bookmakers in London who accept and payout on horse racing bets:

With 623 betting shops in London, you will most likely find one situated on most high streets close to your location.

 

What are the main horse racing events in London?

You can find the following horse racing events in London:

  • The Fleur De Lys Stakes
  • The Jump Season Opener
  • Churchill Stakes Day
  • Tingle Creek Festival
  • Veteran’s Chase Day
  • Lanzarote Hurdle Day

 

Are there any famous London jockeys?

Many jockeys come from or ride for London, such as the London and South Racing League:

  • Daniel Muscutt
  • Louis Steward
  • Nicola Currie
  • Sean Levey

Perhaps the most famous UK jockey is Gordon Richards, born in Telford.

 

What is the difference between flat racing, steeplechase and national hunt races?

A flat racing event is a run that does not include any obstacles, such as jumps. The race is based on stamina, speed and the jockey’s skill.

A steeplechase is a form of jump racing where horses must pass obstacles, such as fences and ditches.

National hunt racing, otherwise known as jumps racing, is an event where horses need to clear hurdles and fences.

There are 60 national hunt racecourses across the UK, with a few located in London.

 

Final Thoughts on London Racecourses

London is blessed to be surrounded by some of the top horse racing venues in the world.

Racegoers who visit London love the choice of the many amazing racecourses only a short distance from the capital via a great public transport network.

London’s biggest horse racing meetings attract massive, particularly the 2022 Royal Ascot Festival, which is iconic worldwide.

So, trainers, owners, and riders can bring their colts, geldings, fillies and ponies to horse racing in London. Exciting venues and events will allow punters to watch their favourites place first, second, or third.

If you want to watch your jockey gallop every furlong from the starting to the final post, visit a London racecourse today!

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As the Founder of British Racecourses, I have a life-long passion for horse racing and have loved the sport as long as I can remember. I am also a keen racehorse owner and have worked in the gambling industry for several years. I set up British Racecourses with the desire to share my passion for racing with other like-minded people.