Monday, 23 September, 2019


Looking Ahead to The Biggest Horse Races Left In 2019

Noah Ferguson | 09 July, 2019, 14:42

 

We may be mid-way through 2019 but that doesn’t mean that racegoers have to say goodbye to brilliant horse racing events. There are still plenty of big races to attend throughout the remainder of the year and use your free bets at Betfair, with meetings all around the country showcasing exceptional talent and thrilling races. Fans of the sport should mark the following in their diaries – these are some of the biggest horse races left for 2019.

 

Darley July Cup at Newmarket – 13th July

 

The final day of Newmarket’s July Festival all hinges on the Darley July Cup – a Group 1 race that is one of the most prestigious sprint races in the world. The winner of this race is often lauded as the greatest sprinter in Europe, so it’s a thrilling race and one that is sure to bring in fierce competition. The addition of the Style Awards and the Best Dressed Couple also brings further excitement to the day’s festivities and the winners could win thousands of pounds worth of prizes, as well as seeing some of the best racing in the country.

 

Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood – 31st July

 

Goodwood is always a much-anticipated event and the Qatar Sussex Stakes is one of the biggest races held here. This is the richest race run during the Qatar Goodwood Festival and spans a mile for three-year-olds and above. The race forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series and promises to be a brilliant experience for those familiar with the event and those visiting for the first time.

 

Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock Park – 10th August

 

A Group 3 flat horse race held at Haydock Park, the Rose of Lancaster Stakes is run over a distance of one mile, two furlongs and 100 yards. It’s open to horses aged three years and up and is a memorable day in the horse racing schedule. In addition to the races, it’s also Ladies Day on the 10th August where women can get involved with competitions and enjoy entertainment such as DJ sets, food and drink.

 

The Ebor at York – 24th August

 

The Ebor Festival begins on the 21st August and ends with the big race day on 24th August, with the Sky Bet Ebor Race. The Ebor has been run since 1840 and is the oldest and most famous race in the calendar of events at York Racecourse. Ebor Day features not only the Ebor Handicap but also the Lonsdale Cup and is one of the most famous events of the year for the sport.

 

St Leger Stakes at Doncaster – 14th September

 

The St Leger Stakes is the world’s oldest classic horse race and is held at Doncaster each September. This heritage race is run over one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards and is open exclusively to three-year-olds. The St Leger Stakes is the final part of the colts’ and fillies Triple Crown and is an event horse racing enthusiasts won’t want to miss.

 

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