Aintree Grand National
Aintree Racecourse is known to millions worldwide as the home of the Randox Health Grand National – The World’s Greatest Steeplechase. Now established as one of the great racing festivals, The Grand National Meeting takes place in early April each year, with the world and its media descending upon Aintree Racecourse for three of the biggest days in the British sporting and social calendar.
Cheltenham National Hunt Festival
This is the World Cup of jump racing, for four days in March every year the greatest horses, jockeys and trainers descend on the beautiful Cotswold track along with hundreds of thousands of racegoers. Each day of the festival features a strong grade one feature race so get your tweed jackets out and make the pilgrimage down to Gloucestershire.
Investec Derby Festival
The Investec Derby Festival brings prime flat thoroughbreds to Epsom Downs for scintillating horse racing over two days.
Qatar Goodwood Festival
With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – is the sporting and social highlight of the flat-racing season.
Probably the most glamorous racing festival in the world, nothing compares to the splendour of the Royal meeting with the Queen and Prince Phillip making their daily procession by horse drawn carriage from Windsor Castle down the centre of the track before taking their seats in the Royal Box. The racing always lives up to the hype with some of the best flat racing in the world.