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.

The Grand National

The Royal Ascot

The Cheltenham Festival

Betting Guides

Introduction to Horse Racing

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A condensed history of UK horse racing

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.

Betting tips and advice for the Grand National

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 Guide: Which Day is Right for me?

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.

Cheltenham Arkle Challenge Trophy jockeys

The Cheltenham Festival Day 1, Champion Day: Arkle Challenge Trophy

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The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy is the second race of the Cheltenham Festival Day 1. A National Hunt steeplechase run on the Old...
Cheltenham Supreme Novices Hurdle runners

The Cheltenham Festival Day 1, Champion Day: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

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Supreme Novices’ Hurdle The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is the event that gets the Cheltenham Festival underway each year, prompting the first famous ‘Cheltenham roar’ of the festival. Run over the Old Course of just...
Cheltenham Festival Racecourse dress code

What is the dress code for the Cheltenham Festival?

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Horse racing meetings are often as much about style and fashion as they are about the actual events, with many taking the opportunity to socialise and to bring out their...

What are the different types of betting in horse racing?

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There are many different types of bet that you can place on a horse. The benefit of this is that you have plenty of options, but of course this could...