Big Meetings To Look Forward To During The Jumps Season

November 15th-17th - Cheltenham

The Betvictor Gold Cup really gets November going with three great days of racing at Prestbury Park with Friday, Saturday and Sunday all showing off stand out cards of racing.

Many horses have made there seasonal debuts when it comes to this meeting and look a far better horse when first seen which makes the betting very tricky.

November 23rd - Haydock

The Betfair Chase is the first Grade one contest over fences in England for the national hunt season with Ireland already having there first Black type contest at Down Royal, England takes centre stage.

The one day meeting that is held on the Saturday sees many Cheltenham Gold horses start their seasons off and this year Nigel Twiston-Davies's Bristol De Mai is looking to land his third consecutive win in the race.

November 29th-30th - Newbury

The Winter Festival held at Newbury, usually in the last week of November sees two superb days of racing with the big feature contest being the Ladbrokes Trophy on the Saturday.

The Ladbrokes Trophy is another big race that can give key indications towards the King George VI and Cheltenham Gold CUp later on in the season.

Last year it was won by Sizing Tennessee for trainer Colin Tizzard and he again has a strong hand for this year's renewal of the meeting.

November 29th-30th - Newcastle

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle is again another race that brings in a decent crowd to Newcastle and is the first Grade One Hurdle contest of the season in England.

Last years renewal gave a star studded line up with two time Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D'Air who took on Ballymore Novice Hurdle winner Samcro and Supreme Novice Hurdler Summerville Boy.

This seasons race could feature another great field of runners.

December 6th-7th - Sandown

The Tingle Creek meeting at Sandown shows off some superb races on both the Friday and Saturday in December and it has normally been home to some great chasing performances.

The mighty Altior extended his unbeaten run in this race last season but looks like he will not be started his campaign off there this season now stepping up to three miles.

However, it leaves the two mile division now wide open and it look as if there will be more entries than usual for this seasons renewal.

December 13th-14th - Cheltenham

Cheltenham hosts its third meeting of the season and last before the turn of the year with the annual two days of racing all leading up the International hurdle.

Brain Power landed the Grade Two contest last year beating some smart horses and then gave him the platform to ultimately go and land the American Grand National at Far Hills not so long ago.

This year should see another great renewal with there being much more ease in the ground which will attract plenty of runners.

December 20th-21st - Ascot

Ascot hosts two smart days of racing that sees the Long Walk Hurdle take the limelight and last year this contest was won by the unbeaten Paisley Park.

That was the staying hurdlers first Grade One of his career and his trainer Emma Lavelle's first ever black type win, it would be a surprise if he does not go back there this season to do the same ahead of the Cheltenham festival.

December 26th-27th - Kempton

Kempton on Boxing Day shows off two days of great Grade One racing that apart from the Cheltenham festival and Grand National is up there with national hunt racing fans favourite meeting.

It plays host to, two unmissable feature races, the William Hill Christmas Hurdle and the King George VI Steeple Chase that have both been won by very prestigious horses during its time.

Boxing Day is one of the biggest days of racing in the jumps calendar with plenty of meetings taking place all around the country but Kempton hosts the most inferior racing.

December 27th - Chepstow

What better way to end the year than a visit to Chepstow and a flutter on the Coral Welsh National that takes place on the last Saturday of the year.

The Welsh National has played host to many superb spectacles that has won by some superb horses that includes 2018 Gold Cup winner Native River, 2012 Gold Cup winner Sychronised and last years winner Elegant Escape.

January 18th - Ascot

The first big meeting of the new year is the Victor Chandler Chase Meeting at Ascot which sees a smart two mile Chase that over the years has attracted some star winners.

A lot of trainers take their horses to this meeting as a final run before the feature cheltenham festival.

February 2nd-3rd - Leopardstown

We are getting towards the best time of the year for jumps racing and over in Ireland at the start of February it sees the Dublin Racing festival.

There are some stand out races across the two days with eight Grade One races to get stuck into and alongside the Punchestown festival it truly is the best racing in Ireland.

February 15th - Ascot

The final big meeting of the season before the Cheltenham festival is the Betfair Ascot Chase Meeting with the feature race being won by Waiting Patiently and Cyrname in the last two years.

Last seasons winner went on to be the highest rated chase horse in the sport after his victory in the Grade One feature and again it could throw out another superstar.

March 10th-13th - Cheltenham

The coveted Cheltenham Festival takes place over a four-day period in March of each year, with next year’s edition running between Tuesday 10th March and Friday 13th March.

Often regarded as ‘The Home of Jump Racing’, The Cheltenham Festival is never short of excitement. Originating in 1860, the event sees some of the best British and Irish-trained horses locking horns.

The Festival hosts 14 Grade One races including, The Cheltenham Gold Cup, The Champion Hurdle, and The Queen Mother Champion Chase.

It’s recognised as a crucial event for National Hunt fans, as they prepare for four days of top-class horse racing, with the best of the best competing against one another.

April 2nd-4th - Aintree

The Grand National meeting comes round pretty quick after excitement from the Cheltenham festival but the biggest betting day of the year in British horse racing takes place on the Saturday.

This horse racing spectacle takes place next on the 2nd – 4th April 2020. The first Grand National Event ran in February 1839 and consisted of 2 laps over a handicap steeplechase totalling 4 miles or 514 yards, with a total of 30 fences to jump.

The Grand National meeting gives horses that underperformed at Cheltenham or could not make it to Prestbury park another opportunity of Grade One glory with plenty on offer across the three days.

April 18th - Ayr

The Scottish Grand National Festival is Ayr's feature race meeting of the season and is one of the biggest post-Aintree thrills in Britain.

The staying contest does see many horses who went for the Grand National have another stab at landing a race over a marathon trip with horses who could not get a place in the race automatically entered.

April 25th - Sandown

The Bet 365 Gold Cup is the finale of the National Hunt season at it is held at Sandown Park on the last weekend of April crowning the British season off in fine style.

April/May 30th-4th - Punchestown

The final big meeting of the jumps season just on the cusp of when the flat season begins with the Guineas is about to begin sees five days of superb action at Punchestown.

12 Grade One races that brings out the best of the Irish horses and also many British raiders looking to conquer across the pond aswell as in England.