Britain is one of the places where horse racing is very popular. In fact, people are waiting throughout the year in order to see and witness the world’s best horse racing. They used to participate in the games in order to bet on the UK horse events. There are 60 flat and national hunt racecourses available in Britain and in this article you will get to know about the top 5 racecourses in Great Britain.
This is one of the famous grounds which is situated in the heard of Cotswolds and it covers almost 350 acres. This is the ground where you can see some of the very famous national hunt racing in the country. In 1815, the racing began in Cheltenham and since then it is growing and now it has become the largest racecourses. It has the ability to attract the crowds up to 68,000. The most famous Cheltenham’s racing fixtures is the Cheltenham festival which usually runs for 4 days in March and boasts 14 grade 1 races. There is no doubt that it is the most popular national hunt meeting in the whole world and every owner, jockey and trainer are waiting for this because it is their dream to run or ride during this festival.
Ascot racecourse is generally considered as the epicentre of horseracing in Britain because it is hosting 26 days of top-class racing including 9 groups 1 flat race. The track of this racecourse is mixed purposed with flat and national hunt fixtures throughout the year. During the summer day, a 5 days race will give racing fans and newcomers a chance to indulge in the finest entertainment, cuisine and sporting action around. It is founded in the year of 1711 by Queen Anne and from then, Ascot racecourse is maintaining its association with the Royal Family and it is a true testament to British racing and tradition.
It is located on the west of England in the heart of Liverpool. It is originating from the year of 1839 and it provides Grand National which is the longest jumps race in Britain. It is also considered a national hunt tradition. The Grand National is a high profile event and you can view the result or record on TV and capability of the crowd is more than 70,000 and it is increasing in every year. To witness this game people used to come and it is on everybody’s bucket list.
Newmarket is also referred to as the home of racing because of their rich history in breeding and racing. There are basically two tracks that are running on the different times of the season such as Rowley mile and July course. This track covers the summer fixtures from June to August.
York is awarded for the best racecourse in Britain for 4 times and it is a fantastic tourist attraction which is situated in the heart of Yorkshire. It hosts the flat racing through the summer months and its feature highlight the Ebor Festival at the end of August.