2020 was a great year for horse racing betting fans, with several unique races hosted throughout the year despite the sports industry’s challenges. These thrilling races will continue this year, although fans are yet to return to the stands and cheer their favourite jockeys and horses.
In the UK, horse races will take place non-stop from the winter months, going heavy on the jumps and the flat season glamour. Here are major races and tournaments in the UK that horse racing betting fans will want to keep an eye on. The website contains detailed information on all horse races with fixture lists, race cards, results, statistics and latest news.
Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 16-19 March 2021
The Cheltenham festival marks the national hunt year and the highlight of jumps racing. The four-day event will showcase the best in horse racing, whereby all the racers will compete for the highest honours. There will be a total of 28 races. In the event Al Boum photo bids to land a hat trick in the Cheltenham gold cup. Cheltenham Festival is an event worth not missing. The prize for the golden cup is 625,000 pounds.
The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool, 8-10 April 2021
The Grand National festival will mark the most recognizable event of the year. The three-day event will have the nation stop to have a bet, office sweepstake made, and horses cheered home up and down the country. The Grand National is one of the most competitive and most challenging races, and it takes the hardest of horses to complete the 30 fence race. The event will feature a total of 40 runners, and the grand prize for the event is 1 million pounds.
Guineas Festival, Newmarket, Suffolk, 1-2 May 2021
The guinea festival is regarded as one of the most prestigious events in the UK horse racing, which has imitations worldwide. The previous winners of the competitions, such as Frankel, The Star and Dancing Brave Sea, can narrate all you need to know about the race’s prestige and history.
After the 2,000 guineas, what follows after is the 1,000 guineas which happen a day after. 2020 saw a successful event that featured the racers like Kazzia and Cape Verdi. The grand prize for the race is 500,000 pounds for each event. Both races set the Flat season tone and can be career-defining for horse, trainer, and jockey.
Epsom Derby Festival, Epsom, Surrey, 4-5 June 2021
This event features both the derby and the oaks, whereby the horse has one shot of immortality. The horses ran over the same 1 mile, 4 furlongs, and 10 yards on the undulating Epsom course. Recent superstars have claimed their glory with oaks only open to 3-year-old fillies. Frankie Dettori is the leading jockey in the race with five wins. Epsom derby festival is the most decadent derby and one of the best flat races in the world. Qualifying for the sports by the horse trainers, horse and jockey is one of the most significant achievements. The grand prize for eh oaks is 500,000 pound and for the derby is 1.5 million pounds.