What's On This Week In The Racing World


Four meetings get the week underway and we start with the first jumps meeting of the week at Plumpton. Other meetings of the day all take part on the flat with the highlight of the day coming from Pontefract with the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes.

Windsor has its final meeting of the flat season and that is followed by the only night meeting of the day that comes from Kempton on the all weather.


Five cards set a light the Tuesday across Britain and Ireland with again just the one jumps meeting coming from Exeter this time with its belated return to racing after its opening meeting was cancelled due to firm ground making it unsafe to ride on.

Yarmouth and Gowran Park hold the turf racing cards for the day but they are joined with the night meeting under the lights at Newcastle and Kempton for second day in a row.

Across the pond in France, Deauville holds the pick of the racing for the day with two listed contests for two year olds and three year olds with the Prix Zeddaan and the Prix Vulcain. Archie Watson is the only English raider to take a horse over there.

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With the week getting fully underway there are more and more meetings popping up with six on the Wednesday with the jumps meetings taking more a head. Worcester and Fontwell both host seven race cards.

Flat action does continue however, with two all weather meetings and two turf meetings. Newmarket and Navan show off nice cards with a lot of newcomer and handicap races. Chelmsford and Newcastle for the second day in a row give the action at night under the lights.


Just the four race cards on Thursday with jumps racing very much starting to take over with three venues holding a day of racing.

Carlisle are the first to get the day underway with another meeting after they started there jumps racing last week, they are followed by Southwell and Ludlow who also have there second meeting of the new season.

Chelmsford keep the flag flying for the flat racing fans by holding the sole flat meeting on the all weather.

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As we edge closer to the weekend the bigger and better meetings start to take control of the racing and this is happening both on the flat and over the jumps.

The home of jumps racing gets there season underway with the first of two days of racing from Cheltenham for what seems like forever. The Ballymore Novices Hurdle and the 3 mile Novices Chase are the stand out races of the day there.

Doncaster and Newbury also start there two day meetings with Doncaster's two days of racing all built around the Group 1 Futurity Stakes Trophy. The only other meeting of the day see's Kempton host a seven race card and there third meeting in just five days

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Runners past the grandstands in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle on Champion Day, during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.


With the weekend finally here there is piece of racing for all fans to get involved with five meetings consisting of Jumps, Flat on turf and flat on the all weather. Cheltenham have there second day of their first few meetings of the year and they are backed up in the national hunt department by Kelso.

There is some quality flat racing to round off the season with Doncaster and Newbury offering Group and Listed Racing. Doncaster have one listed race followed by the Group 1 Futurity Stakes that see's the top two year olds of the season battle it out over a mile.

Newbury also offer a class day of racing with two Group 3's and a Listed contest for flat fans to get stuck into. It doesn't stop there as Kempton are back for the fourth time this week with more racing on the all weather.

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Just the two meetings in England and Sunday and they are both over the jumps. The day starts at Aintree for their first meeting of the new season and they offer the Old Roan Chase which normally see's some familiar faces with the Grade 2 the feature of the day.

Wincanton follow this up with a card of there own featuring some big handicap races. France have the best racing of the day though with two Group 1 races coming from Chantilly. These races have featured some brilliant horses in the past like Dubai World Cup winner Thunder snow.