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Wednesday 1st September 2021
The Best Horse Racing Events to Attend in the UK

Throughout the lockdown that dominated the majority of 2020, live sport was missed massively, whether that was in the form of football, rugby or, in this instance, horse racing.

Yes, there really is nothing quite like horse racing. Heading over to different tracks in order to soak up the sun and enjoy the atmosphere as people cheer their favourites - nothing can quite compare. Not to mention, if you’re a gambling man who enjoys playing on the best online casinos for real money, then attending a sporting day where you can place bets is always a plus. So, now that lockdown seems to be a fleeting memory, what horse racing events should you consider heading over to? The below list will break these down in more detail.

The Aintree Grand National

It is probably the most famous race in the UK and for very good reason, as by heading here you will get to see 40 of the strongest horses in the country take to this famous racecourse that consists of over 30 fences. This race has been running since 1839 and the actual event comes filled with hospitality tents and all-inclusive restaurants that mean you will be able to make the most of your day out as well as take part in the racing festivities.

Tickets range broadly in price but the cheapest can be purchased for £57, which is good value for money considering how popular it is. Because of the fact it is so popular though, you should be proactive and book your ticket well in advance, as these ones go quickly.

The Royal Ascot

This is another incredibly well-known event that is held every year in June. If you head here you will be sure to bump into a range of different celebrities, royalties and well-dressed families who all want in on the fun. The whole place is packed with large crowds, expensive catering and some (questionable) attire, all of which makes for a fantastic day out.

Epsom Derby

You’ll always have something to do at Epsom as the day comes not just with horse racing but also with prizes for the best dressed, a countless number of bars and all the music you could listen to. Yes, there is no doubt that the Epsom Derby remains one of the country’s greatest summer celebrations. If you enjoy getting dressing up too, then there is a ladies day, during which all of the ladies are invited into the Queen’s stand to compete for best-dressed and also mingle with celebrities.

You will also be able to see the Greatest Flat Race in the World. Here, the best horses and jockeys will be on display for the final event of the day, which is the Investec Derby Stakes.


We have missed live horse racing a great deal throughout 2020 so it is fantastic to see it come back. We seem to be spoilt for choice with all of the different events available to attend, so if you are struggling to make up your mind on where to go, it is a good idea to try the above list.