Top Horse Racing Events to Look Forward to this Year

Top Horse Racing Events to Look Forward to this Year

Are you interested to learn what’s happening when it comes to horse racing? Join us as we explore the latest news and events in our article. 

Horse racing is a popular sport that is enjoyed by millions around the globe. While it is a global phenomenon with quite a few countries chipping in, think SA Horseracing, for example, responsible for some of the biggest events of the year, the most prestigious events are still held, to this day, in the United Kingdom. Here are the top horse racing events to look forward to this year.

  1. York Ebor Festival

This four-day race meeting is very popular in the United Kingdom. It is also well-known worldwide, attracting owners and trainers from all over the world. Every August, the meeting is held at York Racecourse in York, England, as the name suggests. 

The Ebor Festival begins on Wednesday, August 17, and runs through Saturday, August 20, 2022. Each of the four days has a feature race, beginning with the Juddmonte International Day on Wednesday and concluding with the Ebor Handicap on Saturday. If you enjoy horse racing, this race should definitely be on your bucket list.

  1. St Leger Festival

The St Leger Festival is one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the United Kingdom. The St. Leger Festival will be held this year from September 7 to 10, 2022. It is held at Doncaster Racecourse, with the St Leger Stakes taking place on the final day. It is a Group 1 flat horse event for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. 

Over the years, some iconic horses have won this illustrious event, and each year, joyous audiences assemble to see a piece of horse racing history. An absolute must-see, it is one of the most prestigious race weeks on the British horse racing calendar.

  1. Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 flat event for thoroughbreds that is held in France and is open to horses three years old or older. Every year, it is set to take place at Longchamp over a 2,400-meter course, typically on the first Sunday in October. This year the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be held on October 2, 2022. It is one of the most prestigious races in Europe, as well as the second richest turf race in the world. So, make sure you attend this renowned horse racing event this year.

  1. Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Limited, a business established in 1982, runs the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races. It was a one-day event from its commencement in 1984 until 2006; starting in 2007, it became a two-day event. The race will take place at Keeneland Racecourse this year, where it typically takes place. 

Breeder’s Cup 2022 will take place this year from Friday, November 4 to Saturday, November 5. It is one of the world’s largest and best meetings, with the best horses from around the world competing in Grade 1 races over two exciting days. The Breeders’ Cup Classic, which is worth $6 million, is the final race on the second day of the meeting.

  1. Christmas Festival

The Christmas Festival is Kempton Park’s crowning achievement. It is a jump racing event held at the middle of the season at Kempton’s historic racecourse in Surrey pretty close to central London, with 12 top-quality races over two days. It is to be held on 26th December 2022 to 27th December 2022.

The King George VI Steeple Chase, the race that serves as the festival’s foundation, is the main event of Day 1. The race was named after the newly crowned king back in 1937.

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