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The Biggest Horse Racing Festivals in the World


As the Cheltenham Festival draws closer, it’s time to take a look at the very best and biggest horse racing festivals in the world. 

Those yearly festivals are beloved by all horse racing fans as they bring together the very best horses, jockeys and trainers in the world for some serious action at the most elite and famous racecourses in the world.

Although we all love those one-off race meetings, such as the Grand National, 1000 Guineas or Kentucky Derby, there is just something about a whole festival of racing that we can’t resist… the test of skill, speed and stamina.

Here, we will look at the best and most popular horse racing festivals in the world…

Cheltenham Festival, England 

Let’s start with the one right on our doorstep… the Cheltenham Festival, which is often referred to as the ‘World Cup of National Hunt Racing’. This brings together the very best trainers, jockeys and thoroughbreds in the racing world, including overseas stars from far flung destinations such as North America and Asia.

You can bet on Cheltenham races over the four solid days of horse racing excitement, with around 14 Group 1 Races. It is held every March, usually coinciding with St Paddy’s Day, drawing…

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