Uk Racecourse Guide
2. The unique thing about horse racing tracks in Britain is that every course is different from each other. Some have steep uphill finishes such as Cheltenham or Towcester. Some are very tight tracks such as Chester. Some of the National Hunt tracks have stiff fences or undulating tracks. Here is a list of tracks where a previous course win would be a big advantage in the UK because of the unique characteristics of the course. Ascot, Carlisle, Chester Epsom, Newcastle, Beverly Catterick, Goodwood, Newmarket, Brighton, Pontefract and Lingfield for flat racing. Ascot, Fakenham, Kelso, Newcastle, Carlisle, Fontwell. Leicester, Plumpton, Catterick, Haydock, Lingfield, Sandown, Cheltenham, Aintree, Towcester for National Hunt racing.
3. Most trainers will run their horses within a certain class according to the horse's ability. If a horse shows very good form the trainer may up it in class to a better grade of venue. Most of the top grade racing with the biggest prize money is run at eight courses. These are Ascot, Epsom, York, Newmarket, Goodwood, Doncaster, Sandown, and Newbury. Obviously a horse moving up from a low-grade track to one of these top venues would have to be out of the ordinary to win a race there.
4. There are five classics races run in the UK over the flat season they are the 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas, Derby, Oaks and St Leger. Over the national hunt season there is usually a high prize money race run at the weekend with the Cheltenham festival and Grand National being the highlight of the season. Cheltenham racecourse is a must visit course if you are a serious national hunt fan. If you are looking for experiencing the national passion for steeple chase racing then a trip to this track is called for. If you are a flat racing fan then go to Newmarket the home of UK racing. The course has been around since the 1600's and is where the 1000 guineas and 2000 guineas races are run.
5. Ascot is regarded as the standout flat racing track in Britain with around nine group 1 races run each year. It is also host to a number of top grade national hunt races.. It is the royal family's favourite racecourse and the queen attends the Royal Ascot Festival every year without fail. Aintree racecourse hosts probably the world most well-known race The Grand National. The race is run over 4 miles featuring around 30 fences. It is considered the ultimate test for a steeplechasing horse. The Aintree Grand National is watched by a worldwide audience of 600 million.
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