UK Horse Races
On this page we offer information on the major race meetings and festival events of the racing season. Covering Flat Races - horses racing a distance without meeting obstacles-, Jump Races (also known as National Hunt Races) - which see horses navigating hurdles and worse on a set track -, and so-called Mixed Meetings, which allow for races of all kinds; this area of our site will help you understand the particulars of equine sports. So look around and discover the ins-and-outs of the racing season.
Here you'll find our definitive international fixtures list for major flat and jump races all around the world, including those running in the UK and Ireland. Never miss a big horse race again, no matter where in the world you live.
HorseRacing.co.uk's fixture list for the up and coming major flat and jump racing events and festivals. Listed by month, it covers all major jump racing events and all group 1 flat races for the coming months, to ensure you never miss a race.
In our jump racing pages, you will learn about festivals and major events; the different types of jump racing, such as steeplechases and hurdles; the Order of Merit championship races; the different grades of jump racing; and all about horse welfare and safety. You will also find listed some of the most popular and prestigious National Hunt meetings and festivals in the UK, including steeplechases and hurdles.
This is the most popular form of Thoroughbred racing in the UK. Our introductory pages will teach you about the British Classic Races, other major events on the flat racing calendar, and the various race categories and grades. We also list some of the most popular and prestigious flat horse racing meetings and festivals in the UK, and report on most group 1 races of the flat racing season.
Why settle for a day of straight Flat racing or attend a National Hunt-only event, when you can have the best of both worlds at a Mixed Meeting? Several meetings all over the United Kingdom offer you the speed of the Flat race and the thrills of the Jumps, all rolled into one big day at the races. If you have always wanted to attend and never knew where to start looking, click here and start to plan your outing.
As soon as the horse is on the track the rules of horseracing are quite easily grasped. However, the rules which precede the race, regulating which horse may or may not enter a specific race, are many and a little more complex. To learn more about the trials and tribulations of qualifying for a race, read on here.
Although many still associate the 'Sport Of Kings' as a quintessentially British past time, horse racing has long become an internationally followed and celebrated sport. If you enjoy the lavish and extravagant race meetings hosted across the United Kingdom, check out the thoroughbred racing events taking place around the world. Whether you go for the legendary Kentucky Derby or rather marvel at the outrageous decadence of the Dubai World Cup, these international races are sure to blow any racing fan's mind.
Many British punter's would be aware of how big the Australian Spring Carnival is. Many UK trainers will make the trip down under to test their horses with Australia's best thoroughbreds. The Spring Carnival consists of various festivals include the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Caulfield Cup Canrival and Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The features races without question are the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.
Every self-respecting British punter is familiar with the glory that is the Triple Crown Series. But not everyone knows that the Triple Crown is by now an international phenomenon, a contest so excellent and exhilarating that every nation seems to want a series of their own. From the Hong Kong Triple Crown to the Triple Crown series downunder in Australia - the greatest series of all time has surely gone global...
Even the ancient Romans knew that you could hardly top a chariot race; so if you love your Flat and National Hunt meetings, why not try something new? Trotting and Pacing races feature the speed and action you enjoy at your regular events; however, they are an even bigger test to the horses' coordination and the jockeys' controlling skill.
We all know that horses are great at running; we can also agree that a lot of them do a fine job with hurdles and fences. But why is it that we never take the time to appreciate what is arguably one of the most aesthetic and skilful equine sports, the art of Show Jumping? Click here and explore an area of the tracks often shunned by the racing fan - you will be pleasantly surprised.
Some fans of horse racing consider the racing of dogs an insult to the noble racing tradition. However, those who overcome their snobbery will be pleasantly surprised if they dare explore the wonderful world of greyhound racing. They're just like horses, really. Only smaller and much faster. To take the plunge and check out the United Kingdom's greyhound circuit, click here.