Top UK Horse Racing Events To Look Forward To
The UK is one of the best places in the world to catch some classic horse races. And for anyone who caught some of the spectacular performances at the Cheltenham Festival, there's plenty of other great horse racing events to look forward to.
The Grand National is undoubtedly the most famous horse race in the UK. And this sporting institution returns to the Aintree racecourse near Liverpool on April 8, and it will once again test the jockeys and horses on famous fences such as Becher's Brook and The Chair.
It's not just the £1 million prize fund that makes this such a massive sporting event, as the 4-mile steeplechase event has helped create many racing legends like Red Rum. And with last year's winner, Rule The World, upsetting the odds to deliver a memorable victory, it's clear why an estimated worldwide audience of 600 million tune in to watch this spectacular race every year.
Races like the Grand National have helped the UK become a horse racing hotspot, and with even online gaming sites like LadyLucks developing a Champion Raceway slots game alongside their mobile roulette titles, it shows just how highly regarded horse racing is in the UK.
And for a further touch of legitimacy, even the British royal family love to get involved in the horse racing action. Nowhere is this better seen than at the very traditional Royal Ascot race meeting that runs from June 20 to 24, and it even features a royal procession at the start of each race day!
But it's not just the presence of the royal family and fancy dress codes that make this such a prestigious event, as even the Queen had a winner last year with her horse, Dartmouth, racing home to victory in the Hardwicke Stakes race.
The great thing about horse racing in the UK, is that each weekend usually has a big horse racing festival that can provide a party atmosphere whilst showing off some great racing action. Whether it's the famous Glorious Goodwood festival in Sussex from 1 to 5 August, or the popular Ebor Festival in York from August 23 to 26, there?s always something going on.
And whilst predicting a winner at some of these top races can be a bit like picking the correct number on a game of mobile roulette, it's all part of the reason why going to a horse racing festival in the UK is so much fun!
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