What's On This Week In Horse Racing


With the Monday blues well and truly blown away and now just a week until the greatest show of national hunt racing on earth, the racing community can enjoy a classy six race card from Exeter with some very familiar faces set to go to post.

The all weather scene is kept busy with two meetings with Newcastle in the day and a seven race card made up of all handicap contests from Wolverhampton on the night.


Another four race cards to enjoy on what we hope will be a winning Wednesday, Catterick have a seven race card that will the racecourses last jumps meeting of the season whilst Fontwell also stage a six race card.

Again there are two meetings on the all weather at Lingfield and Kempton but all eyes will be focused on news stories ahead of Cheltenham with preview nights and key pieces of information always unravelling.


What will be Stayers Hurdle day in one weeks time see's a fairly modest day of racing with five meetings across Britain and Ireland and the feature card of the day coming from Wincanton over the jumps being backed up by Carlisle and Thurles.

Two flat meetings see the day out with Southwell on the fibresand and then on the evening a hot card at Chelmsford that has two fast-track qualifiers for All-Weather Finals day.



Another day that is much quieter in terms of a normal Friday's racing see's Sandown have the first day of their two day meeting and the Grand Military Gold Cup being the race of the afternoon.

Leicester finishes the rest of the jumps racing off for the day as the all weather has three meeting from Lingfield and Newcastle and the night is finished off with Friday night under the lights who will be hoping for a better card than last week when it was abandoned after just two races.


The weekend is finally here and Sandown tops the bill on Saturday with two Grade 3 Handicaps and a Listed contest. The Matchbook Imperial Cup is the feature race on the day with Nicky Henderson hoping to clean up with two possible entries at the moment.

Hereford and Ayr finish things off for national hunt fans as some decent racing on the all weather comes to the forefront with Kempton and a stand out card from Wolverhampton with the Lincoln Trial and the Listed Lady Wulfruna Stakes.

Dubai host a great card of racing from Meydan with decent prize money on offer ahead of what is set to be a memorable Dubai World Cup meeting in weeks to come.



Just the three cards to finish off the week with Warwick and Musselburgh giving jumps fans there fix in Britain whilst Naas sets up the Irish contingent nicely for Cheltenham week.