Jump Races - traditionally referred to as National Hunt Races - are the most spectacular events of the equine sports calendar. Varying between Hurdles, which see the horses scale only one type of obstacle, and Steeple Chases, which put the horse through a series of gruelling jumps over a large variety of fences; the Jump races are sure to get the crowds going and the emotions boiling. Just like the Flat Races, the Jump Races are part of Britain's long history of horse racing and are frequently held at historic tracks. Some of the meetings we can attend today have been held annually for hundreds of years, making an excursion to the Jump Races not only an enjoyable but maybe even educational experience.
hosted at Haydock Park, held in Mid-to-late November.
|The Winter Festival|
|Fighting Fifth Meeting|
|Tingle Creek Meeting|
|BGC Family Raceday Meeting|
|William Hill Winter Festival|
|Coral Welsh National||
What better way to end the year than a visit to Chepstow and a flutter at the Coral Welsh National, on the last Saturday of the year.
|Victor Chandler Chase Meeting||
Ascot hosts the freshest 2 mile Chase of the new year, the Victor Chandler Chase, to get you back into the swing of things in Mid-January.
|Betfair Ascot Chase Meeting|
|The Cheltenham Festival|
|John Smith's Grand National Festival|
|Scottish Grand National Festival||
Ayr's feature race, the Corral Scottish National, is one of the biggest post-Aintree thrills in the country, so mark this mid-April event in your race meetings calendar. Find out more about the Scottish Grand National Festival here.
|Bet 365 Gold Cup||
The finale of the National Hunt season is held at Sandown Park on the last weekend of April; crowning the season with the Bet365 Gold Cup Chase as a worthy curtain call event. Check out the details of the Bet 365 Gold Cup here.