The Top Horse Racecourses in The
UK That Attract The Classiest
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.
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
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.
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
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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