The Ladbrokes Winter Festival
When: December 1-2, 2017
Watch horses races like there’s no tomorrow in Newbury! The Ladbrokes Gold Cup, which started in 1957, has always been the highlight of the town’s winter season.
The 3m 21/2f race has been the first main staying chase ever since. It also provides a pointer to the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National later in the season.
The race is known for its exciting, and sometimes unexpected, happenings. The atmosphere won’t just excite you; it may even persuade you to join next season!
Tingle Creek Christmas Festival
When: December 8-9, 2017
Where: Sandown Park
If you’re interested in a fierce fight, you’ll enjoy Sandown’s two-mile Tingle Creek Chase. Competing in this prestigious race is also considered a significant advantage if you want to compete in Queen Mother Champion Chase at the famous Cheltenham Festival.
Sandown offers one of the most contemporary and attractive racecourses in England, and it always accommodates huge crowds. So if you’re going to visit, better be way ahead of everybody and bring a spotting scope with you! It’ll help you look at the details of the racetrack as well as who’s leading! To get you started, there’s a scope for spotting found here.
32Red Christmas Festival
When: December 26-27, 2017
Where: Kempton Park
Watch and be part of the King George VI Chase this year! It’s the race to see if you want to see top chasers go head to head with one another!
This day is also filled with a lot of entertainment that lures an exceptionally large crowd.
This event began in 1937 as a sign of reverence to the new monarch, King George.
You can also enjoy the Christmas Hurdle (2m) and the Feltham Novices’ Chase (3m). Similar to the King George, these two Grade 1 races are also ranked as prestigious races of their type.
Coral Welsh Grand National
When: December 27, 2017
One of the huge attractions of high-class jump racing after Christmas is the Welsh National in Chepstow.
It’s not difficult to love the place because it can be easily accessed from the chief cities of South Wales and from across the Severn river.
In this event, you’ll notice your heart beating fast as the contenders attempt to surpass the course with harsh undulations.
The Welsh National features the 3m5f handicap chase, the Grade 1 Finale Junior Hurdle, and the Grade 2 Championship Bumper.