There’s more to horse racing than the race itself. Covering the year’s biggest meets and the history behind them, we’ll guide you through each event in detail, covering the all-important topic of deciding what to wear to Ladies Day, as well as getting you clued-up on all the betting jargon that goes with the sport.
Horse racing is possibly one of the oldest sports in the UK, with recorded races dating back to around the 12th century. English knights returned from the crusades, bringing with them noble Arab horses to breed with domesticated English horses.
The Grand National is the most watched horse race of the year, with millions tuning in to see who the latest winner will be.
The Cheltenham Festival is a National Hunt meeting that takes place over four days in March each year and is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar.