What's On This Week In Racing


To kickstart the week in which the clocks have now gone back and the winters cold is definitely settling in, there are six race meetings from around Britain and Ireland.

There are split of flat, all weather and jumps racing to get the week off to a bright start with Redcar, Leicester and Galway in Ireland all flying the flag for flat racing fans.

Ayr and Wexford lead the way for the jumps racing of the day with the big race of the day coming form Ireland with the Listed Chase contest seeing Peregrine Run and Dinaria Des Obeaux battle it out for the prize.

Chelmsford settles the day up with a meeting on the ll weather under the lights with eight races on the card.


Tuesday see's a day that is a calm before the storm of which is the weekend. Four race cards from around the United Kingdom are on offer with Ireland taking a day off.

The jumps season starts to see some dominance with the season officially underway and there are two cards from Wales with Bangor On Dee and Chepstow which has the Beginners chase which has brought some nice horses to the meeting including previous Cheltenham festival winners.

There are two other cards which both come on the flat. One comes on the all weather from Wolverhampton with the other from Catterick.



Wednesday see's another day of four race meetings after Taunton was abandoned at the start of the week, this means that Fakenham is the only place that hosts jumps racing. Nottingham and Dundalk host seven race cards in the early afternoon and are followed on the night by Kempton who finish the night off under the lights.


As we edge nearer and nearer to the weekend we start to see the better racing come out and more frequent meetings and this exactly what is happening on Thursday with six meetings on offer.

The day starts off with three jumps meeting to the one flat race day with racing from Clonmel, Sedgefield and Stratford for jumps fans. However the best of the days racing comes from Lingfield on the flat with two listed contests.

The night racing is picked up on the all weather at Newcastle and Wolverhampton where there are plenty of novice and handicap racing to get stuck into.


With the weekend just around the corner, the big racing starts to come out and this comes in the way of the start of the Breeders Cup meeting at Churchill Downs in America where the juveniles take over for the day and the European's take a strong team of runners over, mostly through Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Back at home there are six race cards with some really hot racing from both the flat and the jumps courses. Newmarket stages a have a seven race card full of handicaps but the stand out contest is the Bosra Sham Fillies Listed race over six furlongs. Other flat meetings on Friday include Dundalk and Kempton under the lights.

The jumps racing is also very competitive both in England and Ireland. Down Royal has the first of its two day meeting and in the Grade 2 WKD Hurdle we should see the return of the Gigginstown superstar hurdler Samcro.

In England Uttoxeter offer a decent card but Wetherby trumps that with the start of the Charlie Hall meeting with two Listed events to look forward to.

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With the weekend finally here there is some really high end racing that is set to take place both here and across the pond overseas. To start with there is Grade 1 action at Down Royal with the Grade 1 JNwine.com Champion Chase which will see the seasonal returns of many class acts that have previously won Grade 1s and have featured strongly at the Cheltenham festival.

In England the feature of the day over the jumps is at Wetherby with three Grade 2 races with the Mares hurdle, Charlie Hall Chase which is the feature of the meeting and the bet365 hurdle.

Other meetings in the UK comes from Newmarket that offers a stellar card with three Listed contests to round of there summer of racing, Ascot have there first jumps card of the season two Listed handicaps and a Grade 3 contest. Newcastle and Ayr also round of the days racing.

Over in America it is the second and final day of the Breeders Cup meeting with some quality Group 1 racing on offer, Enable looks to extend her unbeaten run in the Breeders Cup turf and Roaring Lion will be going over a new surface in the Breeders Cup Classic when he tackles the dirt.

What a day of racing.



Sunday adds a calm day of racing to finish of what is a hectic week both in Britain and elsewhere in the world. There are just three card with two jumps meetings form Carlisle and Huntingdon and the stand out racing of the day comes from Naas in Ireland with a strong Handicap featuring the likes of Limini and Stratum.


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