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|
|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|