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UK Racecourse Guide

Uk Racecourse Guide

1. UK Racecourse Information The Top Horse Racecourses in The UK That Attract The Classiest Runners
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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The 2016 Punchestown Festival

The 2016 Punchestown Festival

The Punchestown Festival is one of the highlights in the racing calendar

The 2016 Festival runs froms Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April 2016.

The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.
Racing: The Punchestown Festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. Punchestown is proud to be the home of Irish National Hunt Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course. It's a "must see" for any racing fan.

Tuesday: BoyleSports Champion Chase Day
The opening day is a feast for racing fans with three Grade 1 races including the feature BoyleSports Champion Chase. In addition there are two other Grade 1's, The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle over 2 miles and the Growise Novice Chase over 3 miles. There are 7 races this day. First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm.
Wednesday: Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup Day
The highlight of the chase calendar with the Grade 1 Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup. This day also features the hotly contested Irish Champion Bumper,The Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle over 3 miles and the Weatherbys GSB EBF Mares Flat Race (Listed Race). First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm.
Thursday: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day
There are two Grade 1 races including the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle and the Ryanair Novice Chase over 2 miles not to mention the famous La Touche Cross Country race on day three of the festival. First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm.
Friday: The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle day
The jewel in the crown of the Festival. A favourite with race goers, locals and socialisers alike. This day gets the largest crowds and has a real party atmosphere. The quality of racing is fantastic with the best two mile hurdlers battling for the champion title.First race 3.40 last race 7.45pm.
Saturday: The AES Festival Family Day
Since its introduction as a Festival day the Saturday has become the second biggest day of the entire event festival. The focus is on youth with the Champion 4 year old hurdle being the feature race. The Junior Jockey Fun Club is also available that day with pony rides, face painting, bouncy castles and so much more. A favourite with groups, locals and families. First race 2.30 last race 6.45pm.

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Lincoln Handicap The Doncaster Racecourse Experience

Lincoln Handicap The Doncaster Racecourse Experience

We bring you an insight into the Doncaster Racecourse experience

The Lincoln Handicap is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) at Doncaster in late March or early April.

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It is traditionally the feature event on the first Saturday of Britain's turf flat racing season. It usually takes place one or two weeks before the Grand National, and for betting purposes the two races form the Spring Double.