If you enjoy an occasional flutter on the horses and you are wondering which the major horse races are held in the UK, then below you will find information on which are the major race meetings and at which course and month of the year those meetings are held.
It is worth noting that many sports betting sites and online bookmaking sites tend to keep all of their most generous new customer sign up bonuses for these particular race meetings, and as such you will find a plethora of high valued free bets and bonuses becoming available to you if you sign up to many betting sites whenever the following major race meetings are being held!
The Cheltenham Festival – It is in March each year that subject to the weather conditions you will find the Cheltenham Festival being held this is a very popular jump racing festival with a very large presence of fans of horse racing making the trip over form Ireland to attend, no prizes however for guessing the racecourse this event is held at is Cheltenham!
Aintree Grand National – You will find that the Aintree Grand National is the most bet on horse race held anywhere in the UK and as such large fortunes are staked on this event annually. It is of course held at the Aintree racecourse and is a rave you should watch being also the longest race held in the UK!
Scottish Grand National – Up in Scotland the Scottish Grand National is one of the most bet on horse races north of the border and as such that is another fine spectacle of racing which is held at the very easy to get to Ayr racecourse.
Guineas Meeting – The official start of the UK racing seasons major flat races are marked by the Guineas Meeting over at the Newmarket racecourse, you are going to be in for a very fine display of flat racing at its every best if you do watch or can even attend this race meeting to do try and do just that!
Royal Ascot – It is at the Ascot racecourse that the Queen and many members of the Royal Family attend each summer, for the aptly named Royal Ascot race meeting, you will also find during this meeting a large range of novelty bets do become available based around the colour of the queens outfit each day!
Glorious Goodwood – Another hugely popular and very well attended race meeting that is a flat meeting taking place each summer is the Glorious Goodwood racing festival that is of course held at the Goodwood racecourse.
Ebor Festival – One final major race meeting you may be interested in attending on the UK is the prestigious Ebor Festival that is held up at the York racecourse each August. You will find the racecourse is in very easy reach of the motorway network so getting to and from the course by car from anywhere in the UK is an absolute breeze.