Horse racing in the British Isles is huge and, in many ways, people see it as one of the main countries for horse racing around the world. Not only they have some of the finest horses of all time, but an unbelievable number of great jockeys and trainers have too. It comes as no surprise that some superb horse racing events regularly take place in the British Isles with fans coming from all over the globe to get involved and for betting suggestion visit The digital age has opened up a whole new world of events that horse racing fans can follow, wherever they might be taking place in the world. So, here is a rundown of some of the leading events going on at British Isles racetracks during the peak summer months.

Bellewstown July Festival

Bellewstown Racecourse is beautifully situated with wonderful views of the Mountains of Mourne to the north and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a left-handed track which hosts flat and hurdle racing and is one mile, one furlong in distance.  An excellent family atmosphere Bellewstown racecourse offers a wide range of entertainment with specific ladies day gaining a whole host of spectators. It is one of the most historic racecourses in Ireland, with racing having been listed there as long ago as 1726.

Killarney July Festival

Killarney’s five-day July Racing Festival is the centre piece of their racing calendar with a mix of both National Hunt and Flat racing. The racecourse, with its backdrop of lakes and mountains, is truly regarded as Ireland’s most scenic track. The racecourse attracts high-class racehorses for races like the Kingdom Gold Cup, the Cairn Rouge Stakes, the Ruby Stakes on the Flat and a number of valuable races over hurdles and fences. There are a variety of places to eat and drink with betting available throughout the enclosure.

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

Leopardstown racecourse is located on the edge of the Irish capital and is six miles south of Dublin city centre. This puts the venue in a prime location for access via public transport and personal vehicles alike, and whether you’re into horse racing or not there is something about the electric atmosphere in Leopardstown on race day. Before you know it, you’ll be screaming at your horse to hurry up as it crosses the finish line.

Kerrygold Irish Oaks Weekend

Kerrygold Irish Oaks is known as the spiritual home of Irish racing, The Curragh Racecourse has just undergone a multi-million-euro redevelopment and caters perfectly for temperamental Irish weather with spectacular in-door and sheltered vantage points looking straight onto the track. It hosts some of the world’s most prestigious races including Darley Irish Oaks, the Tatteraslls Irish Guineas Festival.

The Galway Races

The Galway Races Summer Festival is the pinnacle summer event in Galway’s social calendar. It is not only one of Irelands greatest Horseracing Festivals but it is also one of the greatest festivals in Ireland. With betting held at the Galway Festival over its seven-day duration and the total Prize money on offer is more than €2 million.