Flat Racing Highlights

Flat Racing Highlights

Some of the years top Flat racing meetings come in and around the months of June to August and feature a number of the Classics and Group 1's.

Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby is the big race of the summer with the top 3 year old colts looking to win the biggest Flat race in Europe. The Epsom Derby is run over the 1 Mile 4 Furlong trip over the Epsom Downs and this is a real test for the top horses. The Epsom Derby takes place on the first Saturday of June each year and after all the Derby trials the race itself brings together all the main contenders from these trials.

Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot meeting is the best 5 day Flat Racing festival in the World. It is staged at the magnificent Berkshire course which has gone through a major facelift in the recent years and is the playes center stage to the London summer social scene. The are some great Group 1 races including the Queen Anne Stakes, King's Stand Stakes, St James's Palace Stakes, Prince of Wales Stakes and the Royal Ascot Gold Cup.

Glorious Goodwood

Another top Flat racing festival is Glorious Goodwood. A little less formal than The Royal Ascot meeting, Glorious Goodwood has its' own impressive list of quality races including, the Sussex Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Stewards' Cup. For those who are looking for a quality day out this is the place to be

Melbourne Cup

Just to prove we do not only feature English meetings we also would suggest that if you fancy a trip of a lifetime then you should book your roud the World trip to Melboune Australia for the Melbourne Cup. This literally is the race that stops a nation as on this day nothing else happens down under.