Every year, the UK plays host to a variety of exciting and very well attended horseracing events. This year is no different with racing fans able to look forward to some major races and events over the course of 2016. Horseracing has become hugely popular with people of all ages and amongst both men and women, which helps to ensure that no matter which of the major racing events you go to you can look forward to a great atmosphere and an exciting day out.
Events such as these are no longer all about racing, although this is obviously a big part of the day which is why the major horseracing meetings attraction sports fans from far and wide. However, they are now about much more than just the sport itself – some of these events have become as much about fashion and glamour as they are about sport. They have also become hugely popular amongst women who want to be able to enjoy a fun and glamorous ladies’ day out with a difference, which has resulted in the increased popularity of the various Ladies’ Day events at major races.
Some of the major events to look forward to
There is an action-packed year ahead for racing fans and those who simply want to enjoy the excitement, buzz and glamour of a day at the races. One of the first major events that will be taking place is the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place from 15th to 18th March 2016. If you are planning to head to this event you can stay up to date with Coral’s Cheltenham preview coverage and you can even place a bet or two via the website as well as pick up some valuable Cheltenham tips to help you when it comes to having a flutter on your favourites.
From the 7th to 9th April, racing fans will be able to look forward to the Grand National Meeting at Aintree, which is another hugely popular and hotly anticipated racing event. Again, you can take to the internet and head to sites such as Coral in order to get tips and information about the race as well as to stay up to date with the latest news and action over the course of the event. For all those ladies that want to enjoy a great day out and the chance to glam up, Ladies’ Day will be taking place on 8th April 2016.
There are a number of different racing events taking place over the course of May 2016, which includes the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the Boodles May Festival at Chester and and the Temple Stakes Day at Haydock Park amongst others.
In June comes one of the most hotly anticipated racing events of the year in the form of Royal Ascot, which will be taking place from 14th to 18th June 2016. This is one of the major events on the racing calendar each year and will be packed to the rafters with everyone from racing fans and sports enthusiasts to celebrities, fashion fans and those just out to enjoy a great day and a unique experience.
With so many events to look forward to, 2016 will certainly be a busy and action-packed one for racing fans across the UK.