Bet 365 day at Sandown

Bet 365 day at Sandown

On Friday we made our way down to Sandown for the Bet 365 day on the Friday, for a flat racing fan this was a day which brought me great excitement and a true start the year. For the jumps fans the following day at Sandown was last day of what someone said was proper racing! But let’s not get into that debate...well not today anyway!

The Dante Festival

The Dante Festival

York Racecourse is without doubt one of the best in the country. When Ascot underwent major redevelopments in 2005, York was chosen to host Royal Ascot showing what a brilliant course it is. Yorkshiremen are amongst the friendliest people about and the food and drink on course are offered at very affordable prices.

Newmarket Guineas Festival Fun For all

Newmarket Guineas Festival Fun For all

The Guineas festival is the official start of the Flat season although for everyone in the industry the prep and hard work to get their horse to this point has been well under way for months. The roll of honour for the two Guineas races includes stars like FRANKEL, MINDING and SEA THE STARS. Alongside the fantastic racing there will be two temporary exhibition halls, which will include photography from Chris Smith ex-Sunday Times sports photographer (images below) The Eclipse Lawn will host a stunning collection from a small number of artists, some of whom will be there on the day holding scheduled talks and demonstrations in between the racing

The Newmarket Guineas Journey

The Newmarket Guineas Journey

The Newmarket Guineas festival is known for its great racing and is an event everyone has in their calendar for a great party weekend. Now there is a slight change this year, the Guineas Festival normally falls on the bank holiday so there will be a slightly more subdued crowd on the Sunday but the Sunday tends to have a more family feel anyway. So let’s focus on the Saturday and how you might want to plan your day!

Ascot Racecourse and the Royal Family

Ascot Racecourse and the Royal Family

Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire is one of the UK’s premier racetracks and is internationally renown for its close association with the Royal Family. The month of June means only one thing in British horse racing, it is the date of the Royal Ascot. No other race has the same prestige or is considered as important in the British social calendar as these five days of racing. In this article we look at the strong connection the Royal Family has to one of the world’s most famous courses.

Out & About Olly goes to Newbury

Out & About Olly goes to Newbury

This past Saturday I attended the Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury racecourse. The racecourse itself is set in over 360 acres of which is also home to its own onsite hotel – The Lodge, which has a total of 36 ensuite bedrooms with all prices include a freshly cooked breakfast in the morning, it is the perfect place to stay when Newbury holds meetings over multiple days, or if you have far to travel.