Horse racing in the UK has always been very popular. There are the main events - the Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival as well as the Derby at Epsom Downs. Newmarket Race Course is also a very important race course in the world and world famous races also include the Grand National.
All through the UK you can attend any number of racecourses. Now in February, there are races at Sundown, Lingfield, Kempton Park, Newcastle, Towcester, Wolverhampton, Chelmsford City, Leicester Kelson and Fakenham in the next few days. Other important race courses include Newbury.
The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 14th, 2017 and runs to March 17th. The famous Cheltenham Gold Cup race takes place on the last day. The Grand National is the next big weekend and it takes place in Liverpool at Aintree. It starts on April 6th, Ladies’ Day is April 7th and the Grand National horse race takes place on April 8th. Next up in terms of famous race days is Epsom Derby Day on June 3rd, 2017. Last but not least is Ascot which goes from June 20th until June 24th this year. June 22nd is Ladies’ Day which in itself is an interesting day out.