Jump Racing / National Hunt Racing Festivals

What's even better than spending a day biting your nails to the quick at the Jump races? Spending several consecutive days going mad with suspense at a Jump racing festival! Naturally. The two major National Hunt Festivals in the United Kingdom, the Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National Festival, offer programs that are sure to make it into the sweetest dreams of every Jump racing enthusiast.

Packed with Hurdle Racing and spectacular courses for Steeple Chase events, a Jump racing festival covers all aspects, as Grades and all possibilities awarded on the National Hunt scenes. With competitions for juveniles, novices and seasoned jumpers; opportunities for inexperienced jockeys as well as old hands at the game, the experiences offered by a National Hunt festival are manifold and priceless.

Marvel as the best contenders of the season go head to head in the most prestigious chases and hurdles of the year! Check out new talent on the track during the Bumper races! Get up close and personal with your racing favourites at the parade grounds! But most importantly, indulge yourself in the festival atmosphere and spirit.

Major National Hunt Racing Festivals and Jump Meetings

Time of Year Event/Festival Racecourse
January Victor Chandler Chase Meeting Ascot
February Betfair Ascot Chase Meeting Ascot
March Cheltenham Festival Cheltenham
April The Aintree Grand National Festival Aintree
April Scottish Grand National Ayr
April Bet365 Gold Cup Meeting Sandown Park
November The Cheltenham Open Cheltenham
November The Winter Festival Newbury
November Fighting Fifth Meeting Newcastle
December Tingle Creek Meeting Sandown Park
December BGC Family Raceday Meeting Ascot
December William Hill Winter Festival Kempton Park
December Welsh National Festival Chepstow
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