What The 2017 Horseracing Calendar Has In Store For You
May 24 - With Cheltenham over for this year, we hope you had a good run on your betting. Either way, it is not over yet and with lots of great fixtures coming up over the next few months, there are lots of opportunities for you to fine tune your betting technique. Take Sbat horse racing for example, they can give you a rundown of all the best horseracing tips, to give you a good headstart when it comes to picking a winner. So armed with this valuable knowledge, it is time to find out what is in store for the rest of this year's racing calendar. Read on to find out more!
Investec Derby Festival
Held at Epsom Downs, the Investec Derby is known as one of the racing world's best events. With a history going back to 1780 it is known as the "Blue Riband of the Turf" and is considered one of the most coveted prizes in the sports world. An ultimate challenge for thee year old thoroughbreds, participants are expected to demonstrate high levels of speed, endurance, and stability as they navigate the unique shaped course. Drawing over 100,000 visitors including royalty, celebrities and gypsies - it is a huge mishmash of parties, live music, and top-quality racing.
The creme de la creme of the racing calendar, this five day festival is one of the most iconic in the world. With 15 group races and over 3.5 million up for grabs in prize money, it is a high octane event from start to finish. The most watched race of the day is the Gold Cup which takes place over 2.5 miles on day three and is the most bet on race in the UK. Attended by members of the Royal Family, it is one definitely not to miss out on!
Moet and Chandon July Festival
Held at Newmarket, this is one of the most popular summer racing events in the country. In a beautiful location, drawing some of the country's best owners, jockies, and horses, it is a must-bet event for every keen punter. The highlight of the meeting is the July Cup which is run over 6 furlongs and forms a key part of the competition for the European Sprint Crown.
William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Meeting
This is without a doubt, the most exclusive and top-class flat meeting in Scotland. Held in Ayr, it attracts visitors from all over the world. Famous for its hospitality and relaxed vibe, the six furlong Ayr Gold Cup is the highlight of the event.
Signalling the start of the winter jumping season, the event runs over three days and brings together top-quality racing, trade stands, food, drink, and an electric atmosphere at the Cheltenham Race Course. Bringing together competitors from all over the UK, Ireland, Norway. France and even the Czech Republic, it provides punters with some great opportunities to back a winner.
Coral Welsh Grand National
Held on the 27th of December in Chepstow, the Welsh National is one of the biggest events in the winter racing calendar. A race that focusses on stamina and endurance, it is not for the faint hearted and can make or break a horse and its jockey. A great day out for all involved, although you might want to wrap up for this one!
These are just some of the highlights of the fixtures that are coming up over the rest of 2017, of course there are many other races going on in-between so you have plenty of opportunities to back a winner. We recommend watching and following as many as you can to get a good idea of the performance, strengths and weaknesses of this year?s favourites. Best of luck to you!
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