UK Meetings Racecards and Betting Odds

During a calendar year, horse racing fans are treated to all manner of big races and meetings, with the Flat and National Hunt season providing unlimited opportunities to place bets, land some winners and even enjoy some Cash Out along the way.

It’s fair to say that racing meetings are taking place on a daily basis in the UK and Ireland, with Christmas Day one of the few days of the year where there’s no horse racing occurring, although that is swiftly followed by a bumper Boxing Day schedule where meeting betting is completely rife and the same applies to New Year’s Day horse racing meetings.

2022 Tingle Creek Christmas Festival
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3rd-4th December 2022 - Sandown Park
2022 Tingle Creek Christmas Festival

The Tingle Creek Chase is the biggest race of the Christmas Festival at Sandown, but there’s plenty more to enjoy. Check out our lowdown and betting pointers.

Kempton Winter Festival 2022
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26th-27th December 2022
Kempton Winter Festival 2022

With the King George VI Chase, the Christmas Hurdle and the Desert Orchid Chase, we’ve got a packed two-day meeting to enjoy at Kempton this Christmas.

Welsh Grand National 2022
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27th December 2022 - Chepstow
Welsh Grand National 2022

Check out the latest betting odds comparison and predictions for the Welsh Grand National. We also have info and odds for the other races on the Chepstow card.

Sky Bet Chase 2023
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27th-28th January 2023 - Doncaster
Sky Bet Chase 2023

January might be bleak weather-wise, but the Sky Bet Chase meeting at Doncaster can brighten things up. Check out our betting guide and info here.

Cheltenham Festival 2023
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14th-17th March 2023
Cheltenham Festival 2023

Check out the latest information, odds comparison and racing betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2023, the greatest jumps meeting of them all taking place in March.

Grand National 2023
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13th-15th April 2023 - Aintree
Grand National 2023

If you want betting odds, tips, analysis and strategies for picking winners for the biggest 2023 Grand National Festival races you’ve come to the right place.

Guineas Festival 2023
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5th May - 7th May 2023 - Newmarket
Guineas Festival 2023

The 2000 Guineas at Newmarket is the first Classic of the season, with the 1000 Guineas hot on its heels. Check out our guide to this two-day racing feast.

Royal Ascot 2023
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20th-24th June 2023 - Ascot
Royal Ascot 2023

Royal Ascot is the highlight of the Flat racing year, with five days of world class action featuring the best horses, jockeys and trainers in the game!

Past Meetings

Dante Festival 2022
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11th-13th May 2022 - York
Dante Festival 2022

The Dante Festival at York is one of the biggest meetings of the flat racing season – check out the odds, information and pointers you need to pick out some winning racing bets.

The Derby Festival 2022
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3rd-4th June 2022 - Epsom
The Derby Festival 2022

The Derby is one of the greatest races in the world. Throw in the Oaks, other great races, and our odds comparison and betting pointers and you’re all set.

The July Festival 2022
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7th-9th July 2022- Newmarket
The July Festival 2022

The Moët & Chandon July Festival 2022 takes place at Newmarket, with the July Cup being the showcase race on Saturday.

Glorious Goodwood 2022
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26th-30th July 2022 - Goodwood
Glorious Goodwood 2022

Glorious Goodwood is a fun, fascinating racing festival that ticks all the boxes for racing punters – top races, loads of betting opportunities and always a few surprises.

The Ebor Festival 2022
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17th-20th August 2022 - York
The Ebor Festival 2022

The York Ebor Meeting is a massive flat racing event, with the action taking place in August. Racegoers can enjoy the Juddmonte International, Nunthorpe Stakes and Ebor Handicap.

St Leger Festival 2022
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7th-10th September 2022 - Doncaster
St Leger Festival 2022

The St Leger Festival is one of the biggest Flat race meetings. It features the William Hill St Leger, although we have three-days of action-packed racing to enjoy.

British Champions Day 2022
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15th October 2022 - Ascot
British Champions Day 2022

British Champions Day is simply one of the biggest days of flat racing on the calendar. Our betting pointers and info give you a helping hand in finding those winners!

Breeders' Cup 2022
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4th-5thd November 2022 - Keeneland
Breeders' Cup 2022

It’s almost Breeders’ Cup time! Check out the latest pointers, odds and information to help you pick some winners for one of the biggest race meetings on the planet.

The November Meeting 2022
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11th-13th November 2022 - Cheltenham
The November Meeting 2022

You know the NH season is very much with us when it’s time for the November Meeting at Cheltenham and we’ve got a fine guide to this three-day extravaganza.

Ladbrokes Winter Carnival 2022
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25th - 26th November 2022 - Newbury
Ladbrokes Winter Carnival 2022

Check out our thoughts on the Ladbrokes Trophy, Long Distance Hurdle and more as we cast our gaze over the upcoming Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury!

The Biggest Horse Racing Meetings in the UK

On this page, you will find key information when it comes to the big racing meetings so that you can identify when the big horse racing festivals are taking place. It’s great to put some dates in your diary and find out Cheltenham Festival dates or Royal Ascot dates, with Racing-Odds.com making sure that readers are fully informed as part of the process.

Get the Dates for the Big Flat Racing Meetings

In the United Kingdom, there are five racing Classics and they are as follows:

  • 1000 Guineas
  • 2000 Guineas
  • The Derby
  • The Oaks
  • St Leger
The 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas meeting takes place at Newmarket every year and the meeting betting for that occasion is very popular, with customers betting on the outcome of a race primarily for fillies before the 2000 Guineas which is designed specifically for colts.

The Derby takes centre stage at Epsom and is a historic race which attracts a stellar field, although the Derby racing meeting also includes other high-profile race including the Oaks which is the female equivalent and the Oaks betting is always popular too.

The St Leger horse racing meeting betting is also highly popular and the St Leger Festival generally spans four days before the St Leger is run at Doncaster Racecourse on a Saturday afternoon. Racing meetings don’t tend to come more prestigious than the St Leger meeting and it’s a chance to go through the racecard and pick out a few winners each day.

Get the Latest Dates and Fixtures for Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood

While there are many Group 1 flat horse races that take place through the UK flat racing season, none are more prestigious than Royal Ascot which spans five days from Tuesday through to Saturday. This is a massively popular horse racing meeting and the bookies always report meeting betting to be high for each of the five days.

The Royal Ascot racecard boasts leading races such as the Queen Anne Stakes, St James’ Palace Stakes and the Gold Cup, although each Ascot racecard is littered with big races and punters enjoy placing bets.

The same applies to Glorious Goodwood which is run at Goodwood Racecourse and includes the Sussex Stakes and the Lennox Stakes. There is also the Ebor Festival at York Racecourse where you can enjoy racing meeting betting through the card.

Bet on Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National

Many people often want to know Cheltenham Festival racing meeting dates and you can secure the latest information when it comes to this four-day meeting. There is also a Grand National meeting which takes place at Aintree racecourse and this runs over three days spanning Thursday – Saturday.

The Grand National big racing meeting is as large as they come due to the fact that the National is the world’s most famous steeplechase, with forty runners and riders lining up for the big occasions, while Cheltenham racing betting is also huge and includes the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and Gold Cup.