Take a look at the 2023/24 horse racing calendar, discover the best events to attend this year, and find out how you can get premium race day tickets & hospitality.

Looking to uncover the best horse racing events of 2023 and 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 top-notch horseracing events that truly stand out.

Horse Racing Fixtures 2023:

Qatar Goodwood Festival

When? 1st - 5th 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.

Hospitality for the Qatar Goodwood Festival offers a stunning selection of inclusions to guests. Be sure to check out the benefits for each day and get your premium hospitality packages.

Ebor Festival

When?: 23rd-26th August 2023

Where?: York Racecourse, North Yorkshire

Ebor Festival, set at York Racecourse is one of the last major race meetings of the flat season and attracts racegoers from near and far.

Ebor Festival is filled with incredible horse racing talent and action and is famous for its exhilarating atmosphere. During the festival, York Racecourse hosts Europe’s richest handicap flat race with the ‘Ebor Handicap’, and the highlight of the final day.

Meanwhile, the Juddmonte International attracts the best middle-distance horses in Europe, the Yorkshire Oaks is often the target for Epsom Oaks winners and the Nunthorpe Stakes is one of the most prestigious sprint races on the continent.

The race meeting also makes a great occasion for racegoers wanting to experience a stylish day out. York Racecourse showcases a variety of premium offerings for the Ebor Festival including restaurant hospitality and private box hospitality that guarantee a splash of luxury for your day at the races.

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Horse Racing Fixtures 2024:

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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Cheltenham Festival

When?: 12th-15th March 2024

Where?: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Festival is widely considered as 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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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.

Official hospitality packages for Royal Ascot ensure that you will have a spectacular day with inclusions such as exclusive area access, inclusive food, refreshments, and more. Explore available packages to book your place for the 2024 event.

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