Horse racing is a most popular sporting event, with many people looking forward to the next event. It is also a busy moment as the horse racing betting apps are bees of activity as people try their luck. From experts to those just enjoying the race, the period after the relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions offers a chance to get the best of the action. In this article, we take a look at the major horse racing events for the second half of 2021. We highlight the following festivals:
- Moet and Chandon or Newmarket’s July meeting
- King George VI and Queen Elizabeth day
- The Qatar Good wood Festival
- Yorkshire Ebor Festival
- 32 Red Sprint Cup Festival
- QIPCO British Champions Day
- The Cambridgeshire Meeting
Moet and Chadon or Newmarket’s July meeting
Moet and Chandon July festival is a popular summer festival in the racing calendar. The event features top-ranking racers in a setting that many describe as beautiful and timeless. The three days event will start on Thursday, 8th July 2021 with ladies’ day. 9th July will host the Gentlemen’s day while the third day and 10th July will be the Darley July Cup Day.
The event attracts visitors from far and wide as people come to enjoy the epic entertainment and thrilling competitions as well as the fabulous fashion that characterize the event. The stylish summer event is recognized for its valuable sprint races with the winner of the Darley Cup July being acknowledged as the best sprinter in the European region.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth day
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a gem in Ascot’s summer calendar. Just like many other horse racing events in the United Kingdom, it provides the visitors with a chance to watch the spectacular flat horse race. Over the years the late July event has been featuring highly acclaimed horses with most of the winners ultimately competing in major events such as Prix del Arc de Triomphe.
Also, the winner at the event gets an automatic invitation to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Since 2009, Betfair has been sponsoring the event and since then its prize fund has risen to £1,000,000 making it the second richest horse race in Britain.
The Qatar Goodwood Festival
Starting 27th July 2021 and ending on 31st July, The Qatar Goodwood Festival offers more than just horse racing. The top-class racing event promises visitors beautiful scenery and a great atmosphere; all combining to give the five-day meeting a memorable touch. While the race has an international look, it has managed to retain the quintessential British magic since the first event was organized in 1801.
The racing event also showcases the best in the fashion world, although relaxed chic has over the years been recognized as the order of the day. Magnolia Cup is the first of the event’s highlights, followed by the four high-class Group races and then Unibet Steward Cup follows on Saturday.
Yorkshire Ebor Festival
Mark your calendar as of August 18th-21st, 2021 will be a big weekend for horse racing enthusiasts. It is Yorkshire Ebor Festival weekend, a horse racing festival that attracts a huge crowd of spectators as well as fashion lovers. The festival dates way back to 1843 and since then it has managed to preserve the English tradition of horse racing.
Also referred to as ‘the Ascot of the north, the event is both a mixture of top-notch horse racing and glamorous fashion. It is popular with horse owners, jockeys, trainers as well as racegoers and always attracts the best horses. The event features Juddmonte International (Group 1), Ladies Dayand Darley Yorkshire Oaks, and on the last day, it hosts the Coolmore Nunthrope.
32 Red Sprint Cup Festivals
The 32 Red Sprint Cup Festival is held in one of Britain’s spectacular horse racecourse, Haydock Park. Group 1 Sprint Cup is the most prominent feature of the event; it has a special place as it is the final top-level race of the year. The early September festival brings together the top speedsters for an exciting showdown. The race also counts as the most valuable in Europe, priding itself for an impressive roll of honor.
The Cambridgeshire Meeting
The last weekend of September 2021 will see Newmarket play host to one of the most spectacular events in the horse racing calendar, the Cambridgeshire Meeting. A race that sets the pulse racing, Cambridgeshire Meeting takes three days at Rowley Mile course. For the three days, there are twenty-one races, with ten of these being class one.
The opening day features the Tattersall Stakes, a Group 3 race where two-year-old colts and geldings take the course. Friday sees three races; Princess Royal, Rockfel, and Joel Stakes. Saturday is the highlight of the festival where the racegoers have a chance of seeing the youngsters. The event marks the return to the Rowley Mile racecourse for the autumn season events, offering compelling competition at the best and historic courses in Britain.
QIPCO British Champions Day
The month of October highlight will be the QIPCO British Champions Day. This is a thoroughbred horse race competition which is held at Ascot. The event acts as the end-of-season highlight, a culmination of the Champion series. It features finals of five divisions as well as a valuable one-mile race.
The price offer is over £3million presenting an opportunity for the stars, owners, jockeys, and top trainers to achieve sports immortality in the iconic Ascot Racecourse. The event will see the best jockeys and horses from all over the world get into the action competing in a race that offers a substantial purse and a chance to follow the hoof prints of European racing legends. The 2021 QIPCO British Champions Day is returning after the 2020 event like many racing festivals were held behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. The organizers of the event are anticipating a huge turnout but promise to observe all the guidelines in a bid to keep everybody safe during the festival.
The Sport of Kings as a horse race is known in some quarters offers betting enthusiasts more options to place their bids. Information about major horse racing events will help you know what to expect in a given period. Be on the lookout as we explore more horse race events that you can look out at the horse racing betting apps.