Unlock the ultimate horse racing experience as we present the definitive British horse racing calendar for 2024. Prepare to immerse yourself in the excitement of the finest racing events this year, while securing premium tickets and hospitality. Find out more and plan your unforgettable race day adventures today.

Looking to uncover the best horse racing events of 2024? We’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just starting to dip your toes into the horse racing world, you can discover the top racing events here.

From the glamour of Royal Ascot to the fast-paced action of the Grand National, we have scoured the UK’s racing calendar to bring you the best of the best.

With insight into each racing event and as well as information on how to make your day one to remember, you will be equipped to enjoy horse racing like never before. Read on as we guide you through the most unmissable horse racing events that won't want to miss.

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Horse Racing Fixtures 2024:

Cheltenham Festival

When?: 12th-15th March 2024

Where?: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Festival is widely considered the pinnacle of the jump season. Each March, Cheltenham Racecourse puts on four unmissable days of racing action, featuring up to 28 races.

Alongside world-class racing, Cheltenham Festival is praised for its atmosphere and the “Cheltenham roar” which refers to the enormous amount of noise that the crowd makes as the starter raises the tape for the festival’s first race.

Cheltenham Festival welcomes a mixture of guests from racing aficionados to those simply looking to enjoy a fun day out, meaning that you can enjoy the day no matter your racing knowledge.

In 2024, the festival will be celebrating 100 years of the Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is renowned for creating legends as the race marks the ultimate goal for many horses, jockeys, trainers and breeders. Next year, the race is guaranteed to gather huge crowds to witness this historic event; guarantee your place today with official Cheltenham Festival hospitality.

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Grand National

When?: 11th-13th April 2024

Where?: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

The Grand National is the most valuable jump race event in Europe, meaning it undoubtedly deserves a spot on our list of the best horse racing events.

Held at Aintree Racecourse, the April race meeting captures 150,000 spectators alongside millions of television viewers who gather from across the world to witness the 4 ½ mile steeplechase.

The Grand National represents the ultimate test for horses and jockeys as they tackle the unique fences on the Merseyside track. The race is steeped in a rich history of famous jockeys and horses, including Red Rum, who have competed for this incredible accolade.

As a result, the atmosphere at the Grand National is like no other and masses of crowds gather in anticipation to witness the spectacular action each year. If you want to experience one of the most famous races in the world, secure your place for the 2024 event with official Grand National hospitality.

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Boodles May Festival

When? 8-9th May

Where? Chester Racecourse, Chester

The Boodles May Festival shines as a premier horse racing event held at Chester Racecourse, marking a significant occasion in the racing calendar. Taking place in May, this illustrious festival attracts a diverse crowd of over 65,000 attendees, blending the thrill of racing with a vibrant social atmosphere.

With a history dating back to the early 19th century, the Boodles May Festival boasts a rich heritage and tradition, showcasing top-tier horses and jockeys competing in a series of prestigious races. The tight turns and short straight of Chester's unique track present a challenging test for participants, adding an element of unpredictability to the races.

Famous winners like Enable and Roaring Lion have triumphed at the Boodles May Festival, cementing their status as racing legends and contributing to the event's esteemed reputation. The festival atmosphere is a delightful blend of sporting excitement and social revelry, offering a memorable experience for all attendees.

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Epsom Derby

When?: 1st June 2024

Where?: Epsom Downs Racecourse, Derby

The Epsom Derby Derby Day stands as one of the most prestigious flat races globally, earning its rightful place as a highlight in the world of horse racing events. Hosted at the iconic Epsom Downs Racecourse in June, this renowned event draws over 100,000 spectators, creating a captivating spectacle for enthusiasts both on-site and watching worldwide.

As the original Derby race, dating back to 1780, the Epsom Derby Derby Day holds a significant place in history, attracting top-class horses and jockeys to compete for the coveted title. The challenging course, spanning 1 ½ miles with its famous Tattenham Corner, sets the stage for an exhilarating and unpredictable race.

Famous winners like Nijinsky and Sea the Stars have etched their names in the annals of Epsom Derby glory, adding to the event's esteemed reputation. The atmosphere on Derby Day is electric, with racegoers dressed in their finest outfits, creating an air of sophistication and excitement throughout the day.

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Royal Ascot

When?: 18th-22nd June 2024

Where?: Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire  

Kicking off our list is the incredibly famous Royal Ascot. Throughout the horse racing season, Ascot Racecourse plays host to a series of events. However, each June, Ascot holds a special week of races called ‘Royal Ascot’.

Royal Ascot, as the name suggests, is typically attended by members of the royal family. The week is one of Britain’s most popular race meetings, welcoming around 300,000 visitors over five days.

Alongside attracting some of the world’s most prestigious guests, Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting and plays host to the best Flat horses from Britain and Ireland. This makes Royal Ascot one of the best races to attend if you want to see pure horse racing talent in action.

While Royal Ascot is jam-packed with incredible racing action, the race meeting also offers guests the chance to socialise and enjoy a luxury day out. With a wealth of unbeatable restaurants and fine dining experiences available to choose from, Royal Ascot invites guests to enjoy their day in true style from start to finish.

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Qatar Goodwood Festival

When? 30th July - 3rd August

Where? Goodwood, Chichester

The Qatar Goodwood Festival is the highlight of the British flat racing season, with the world-famous five-day festival the perfect summer social occasion for horse racing fans who want to party in style.

‘Glorious Goodwood’, as it is affectionately known, couples thrilling racing with a wealth of raceday entertainment and unrivalled style, making it the perfect event for everyone.

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From the historic and prestigious Grand National at Aintree to the renowned Epsom Derby Derby Day and the vibrant Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse, there is something for every racing aficionado.

So mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable year of horse racing in the UK. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of these iconic events and witness the unpredictability, history, and sheer brilliance of the sport.